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upgrade drainage system and retention reservoir to prevent future flooding




School Rebuild After Monsoon

bySara Roliz

  • $3,360.00

    Funding Goal
  • $3,360.00

    Funds Raised
  • 100

    Kids Impacted
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Requested Item Item Cost # of Items Total
Widen and deepen drainage trench $5/m 200m $1000
Deepen retention reservoir (dirt removal) $10/truckload 200 truckloads $2000
*Project Support (Mira) 12%   $360
Project Total, including project support     $3360

*Donation includes: (a) secured credit card processing via PayPal and (b) administration and technology to ensure this project reaches goal

About this Project:

From our partner school —

We were thriving before the pandemic with 200 children aged 3 to 14 attending K-6 classes.  In March 2020, we closed because of Covid-19. Volunteers left, sponsors’ support dwindled, funds ran dry. Now schools in the countryside are allowed to reopen, but we remain closed because the classrooms, badly damaged by monsoon rains and flooding last October, need extensive construction and repair before they can function again. 19 of Cambodia’s 25 provinces and autonomous regions were severely impacted by flood waters.  522,000 acres of agricultural land across the country are damaged.

Our grant request for assistance includes:

  1. Upgrading the drainage system
  2. Excavating the retention reservoir to make it deeper and prevent future flooding
  3. Repairing furniture – tables, chairs, shelves
  4. Removing mold and moisture in the classrooms, repainting
  5. Rewiring and upgrading the electrical system. Only 6 of 30 computers work now.

We need help with 1 and 2.  We have secured funding from another donor for the others.


Donations of all sizes are warmly welcomed.


About This Organization: 
Per Seametrey – “Seametrey’s founder, Muoy You, was born into a very poor family. In 1975, the Khmer Rouge came to power, and Cambodia went to hell. Approximately 2 million people died from execution, starvation, diseases or land mines, among them Muoy’s own parents and siblings.

Muoy was lucky enough to be in France at that time, on scholarship from the French government. Her late husband and she lived in exile for 31 years.  All that time they looked for an opportunity to come back to help rebuild the educational system.  In 1998, Muoy founded Seametrey, a Khmer acronym for Freedom, Civilization and Love, in Cambodia’s urban capital.  By September 2007 it had a burgeoning primary section & an English language section for youth. In 2014, the school moved to a remote primarily farming area about 45 minutes outside of the city.  As ever, the school’s policy is social integration. Parents pay according to their income. Some parents pay full fees, some pay 50%, others pay what they can, in cash, in-kind or in service. The school has now 300 students.

Seametrey’s mission is to build human excellence to lift Cambodia out of corruption. Its goal is to make quality education accessible to the less fortunate. It works for a profound, structual change in Cambodia.”