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Kampong Phluk

Lvea Village School

Kampong Phluk (Floating Village) School

The village of Kampong Phluk is an unusual place to live. During the wet season (July-September), the Mekong River becomes so full that it overflows the village, and this is when Kampong Phluk becomes a “floating village”. During this time, the only way to travel around the village is by boat. In November, the water dries out and becomes a dry village again. Five thousand people call this unique place their home.

In January of 2010, Pagna (Co-funder and Director of PCEF) started teaching English to kids in the village in his own house, so they could welcome the tourists and ask them basic questions. At that time, there was around 35 students and by the end of that year there was around 100 students. Thanks to donations from generous tourists, the school could grow and welcome new students every year. Today, there are over 320 students in the Kampong Phluk School learning English every day.

From PCEF, we believe that by offering assistance to family units rather than individual children we can provide a more sustainable way out of poverty.

Although we succeeded in raising enough funds to build a school, we still require donations to complete the project.

Lvea Village School

Lvea Village is Pagna’s home village. He was born and raised in this farming community set in beautiful rice fields stretching as far as the eye can see. It is located 30km outside of Siem Reap and although it is a quiet, peaceful place to live, the villagers endure great privation and hardship due to lack of resources. This is an extremely poor village that up until now, has received no assistance from the government or outside sources. We aim to change that.

In 2013, Pagna decided he wanted to open another school in his hometown. At the beginning, he started teaching English to some kids in his father’s house while he tried to raise enough funds to build a small school. In December of 2013, the first class in Lvea Village School was built thanks to many wonderful donors. The new school was finished in May of 2014 and at that time there was almost 200 students. Today, there are almost 500 students in Lvea Village learning English every day.

In addition to building the English school, our goal is to teach the rest of the community which will benefit the community as a whole rather than just the children.

From PCEF, we believe that by offering assistance to family units rather than individual children we can provide a more sustainable way out of poverty.

Although we succeeded in raising enough funds to build a school, we still require donations to complete the project.