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Newsletter june 2010

A new outfit..

On the occasion of Khmer New Year the children at Samrong receive new cloths. They all very much look forward to it and they are subsequently very happy and excited and thus a new group picture!


A new road (2)

 Further to our news from December 2009 we received various donations to complete the road surface inside and outside the gate. Particularly in the wet season the road was sometimes an impossible hurdle to take. With all hands engaged, the road was thoroughly fixed. And the volunteers helped as well!




Last April the manager Dr Vyrak together with the staffmembers Bunrom and Sarith went for training to The Fruit Republic in Dalat, Vietnam. This training visit was set up thanks to the assistance of our main sponsor Rijk Zwaan and was meant to familiarize the Samrong staff with the professional way of growing fruit and vegetables in the tropics. The staff learned a lot and will put this new knowledge in good use in 'our greenhouse'. The rainy season is now approaching and this is particularly the time of the year where the greenhouse should prove itself. We are watching the growth of the seedlings carefully.
In the next news we will advise about the results. The greenhouse is 'alive', the irrigation works (solar powered!) and the little plants are growing (with ups and downs of course but that is to be expected under the circumstances).



Solarpanels, solarpumps and staffhouse

The subsidy application through the Dutch organization NCDO was approved and in the meantime we received a prepayment on the subsidy and part of the works has been subcontracted amongst which the building of a new staffhouse. The local contractor is making swift headway and the groundfloor is almost finished. Next is the 1st floor with the solarpanels on the roof. They will be starting with the solarwork shortly.

But for WWCF there still lies a major challenge since the NCDO subsidy is based on a equal contribution from donors and sponsors. If this cannot be shown, the subsidy will be curtailed. Thus we can still very much use any financial support so that we eventually maximize the utilization of the subsidy and still pay all the bills for the normal activities, the school and the care for the children.


The end of the fishpond and the pigfarm

Due to disappointing catch results this spring and the ever increasing cost of fish food it was decided to terminate the farming of fish. Also the care for the pigs turned out to be expensive and labor intensive and that activity was stopped also. All pigs were sold.varkens

Sponsors and donors

During the first half of 2010 we have been able to expand the circle of sponsors and donors. We are very honored and grateful that more and more people choose WWCF and Samrong as a project which they wish to support. Specifically we like to mention the photo exhibition which Ollie Smallwood from England organized. He donated the proceeds from this exhibition to Samrong for which we are very thankful. Please look at his pictures atwww.olliesmallwoodphotography.com/index.html


Boardmembers on the spot

In July next, WWCF board members Simone van der Putten (secretary) and Peter Maat (chairman) will travel to Cambodia to inspect the progress of the staffhouse building and conduct negotiations with various officials and subcontractors.



Een nieuwe weg (2)

In het vervolg op onze nieuwsbrief van december 2009 hebben wij diverse giften ontvangen om de verharding van de weg binnen het hek af te maken én om ook de toegangsweg buiten de poort te verbeteren. Met name in de natte tijd was die vrijwel onbegaanbaar en zelfs de tuk tuk’s bleven hopeloos steken. Met ‘alle handen aan de schop en de kruiwagen’ is het nu grondig aangepakt. Ook de volunteers keken niet werkeloos toe!

Support from the Netherlands:
Stichting WWCF
Pascalweg 49
3076 JL Rotterdam
Ph.: +31(0)10-4199188
E-mail: info@wwcf.nl

Bankaccount: NL17 INGB 0004 655 035
RSIN: 813164151

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The English version of the Annual Report 2016 as prepared by our secretary is now downloadable from this site
Download the annual 2016 here 

Please enjoy reading this document which highlights all major activities of CCSF and WWCF throughout the year. And there are lots of pictures also!

The financials are also included.