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The first-of-its-kind rural nursery school opened in 2013 following a year of construction. It will expand to a primary school in 2014 and is working toward building a safe play area for 200 children. Pictured here – future play site.

Nursery and Primary School Playground

byErika Clary

  • $1,150.00

    Funding Goal
  • $1,150.00

    Funds Raised
  • 200

    Kids Impacted
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Concrete Walkways




Soil & Sand


10 trucks


Turf & Plants



Locally Made Playground Equipment



Labor $130/worker

4 workers


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*Donation includes: (a) PayPal secured processing (2.2% + $0.30 per transaction), (b) administration and technology to ensure this project reaches goal

About This Project: 

Per Seametrey – “Construction of the school house is made possible by donors and volunteers worldwide.  One of the most pressing needs is to build a playground for the children.  Children in rural Cambodia are not used to having playgrounds with equipment for them to exercise.  Their playgrounds are the roads and the fields around them.  Ours will be the first of its kind.  We would like to set an example by turning a school into a place where children can thrive and love to come, to learn and to make friends.  In their life full of misery, it is a gift of happiness we give them.

This playground will improve physical development, health, social interactions, cognitive development, and family relationships.  We hope you will join us in building happiness for deprived children.

About This Organization: Riverkids

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. Since September 2007 it’s had a burgeoning primary section & recently an English language section for youth. 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 104 students aged 2 to 22.

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.”