In early January, we distributed 452 lights to Wat Khleang Primary School in Prek Toal Floating Village in Cambodia.
In Cambodia, only 30 percent of the population has access to grid electricity, and 2 out of 3 households that are connected, experience frequent power shortages.
Without access to safe and reliable power, education outcomes and health & well-being remain an important challenge and a development priority.
Kampong Khleang is known for the plethora of stilted homes that rise to ten meters. It is located on the edge of the northern lake, about 57kms east of Siem Reap town. This little remote village sees rains that make waters rise to two meters. The backbone of this little community is fishing.
This distribution was made possible by AN Hoksan who founded Prek Toal Moving Ahead. AN Hoksan is a local Prek Toal resident with a heart of gold, the non-government organisation has made the sustainable development of Hoksan’s home village and surrounding areas, a major priority.
The lights were distributed to Wat Khleang Primary School. Many students walk over 2 km to get to school. Some of them ride their bikes to make their way to school.
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