Monday, August 3, 2009

Changing Life through Education

By Meas Vannak

Miss Chak Rachna is a 27 years old. With 4 brothers and 4 sisters, she is the second eldest in the family. She is from Prey Lovea village, Prey Lovea commune, Prey Kabas district, Takeo province.

To be a girl and poor is not very easy to continue for study, she said. Fortunately after I failed high school exam in 2004, I heard about School of Dream and Future (Now Institute of Sustainable Agriculture and Community Development, ISAC) which is providing free education for poor students in Takeo province.

In January 2005, I got an opportunity to study there. she said, at first, I was so excited and amazing because all the students live, eat, study, and work together as a family. She also added that spending only 20 kilogram of rice per month, I could study many subjects for free such as agriculture, community development, English, computer, motivation, general leadership training…etc.

After my graduation in 2006, I volunteered as community health education trainer. One year later I became a full time staff as I need. I have facilitating the training program including agriculture, general heath and sanitation and I teach English to the children in the community, she said. And at the same time I am going to be graduated from Build Bright University which my major in business management.

It is true that I have changed a lot after I worked with the communities, specially I am happy to help my people as well as my country. I am now more creative and I can live and communicate with the people of the community. More importantly they considered me as a member of their community.

In conclusion, I would like to give my deep thanks to all the teachers in ISAC and my colleagues for their invaluable support and advice that they had given me throughout all the years.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Institute of Sustainable Agriculture and Community Development (ISAC)

ISAC was built in 2008 in Takeo province of Cambodia. The purpose of ISAC is to train the youth who come from rural area for making leader of villages by holistic education which have 4 aspect; physical, spiritual, social and emotional

Wholistic Education for potential leaders
-General leadership training
-Think innovation, Moral value
-Peace studies

Knowledge Education
-Theoretical studies of Natural farming
-Computer skill
-Community Development
-Public health and Sanitation
-Alternative technology
-Music, Art

Practical Education
-Natural farming

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

On 26-28, Medical Mission Followship had a free medical check up and treatment in Cambodia.
Two days for kids and old people in Trea Commune, another day with students in ISAC (Institute of Sustainable Agriculture and Community Development) in Lomchong commune, Samrong district, Takeo province. They have not only for medical check up and treatment but also have prevention teaching including: Aid, Hiv, 3 group of food....

Instead of Cambodian people, we would like to thank for all MMF team leader and member who are always care and love Cambodia.