SSCR – Stichting Scholenproject Cambodja ‘Rotterdam’
SSCR raises funds for the construction of schools and the support of orphans and underprivileged young people in Cambodia.
Cambodia is a poverty stricken country. You can help the children of Cambodia with your donation to SSCR. Schooling can give Cambodia’s youth a brighter tomorrow.
Projects funded by SSCR in 2023 :
2021.0334: New construction of two village schools in Takeo and Prey Veng
In the village of Phnom Dokpor, commune of Roveang in the Samrong district in Takeo province, 584 students (of which 269 girls) attend the Chiso primary school or kindergarten (29). It employs 13 teachers (6 of whom are women). The village consists of 1,698 families with 7,662 inhabitants of which 3,856 are women. The school consists of 3 buildings with 14 classrooms and urgently needs to be expanded with a new building of 6 classes including school furniture and 4 toilet facilities and a playground. The construction work is planned, coordinated and monitored by the local Foundation Spien. The budget is: €83,730, of which the local population pays €15,066 in personal contribution for the labour wage. The amount to be financed from the Netherlands is approximately €68,664. Stichting Wilde Ganzen will finance €27,910 of this amount, which means they give a 50% premium on the donations to be received by SSCR and a 50% premium on the local funds raised in Cambodia. SSCR funds €40,083 for this school.
Another primary school will be funded for Tapoung Kreul primary school in the village of Kreul, Ansaong commune in Trabek district in Prey Veng province. There are 346 families in 263 houses with a total of 1,498 people of which 504 are children. This community does not yet have its own school so the children from the 4 surrounding villages all have to make a long way to school every day. The villages have been asking the government for their own school for years, but without success. That is why Spien was asked to finance a building with 6 classes including school furniture, toilets and a playground. The budget for this project is approximately $104,585, of which $27,200 will be raised locally for the wage costs of the construction workers. In the Netherlands, €71,767 will have to be financed, of which Stichting Wilde Ganzen will contribute an amount of €32,354 and SSCR has to fund an amount of €39,413.
2023.0298: New computers and an additional teacher assistant for Don Bosco
The Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia has requested new computers and related equipment for various schools in Cambodia. In addition, Don Bosco wants to recruit an extra assistant for the computer teacher for the period of 5 years in Phnom Penh to support the teacher and offering extra computer lessons in the afternoons so that the computers are used even better and more students can follow extra lessons. The application for co-financing is already send to Wilde Ganzen for assessment and we expect approval soon.
Cooperation with other foundations
In addition to the own funding projects with the Wilde Ganzen Foundation, SSCR also supports plans of other foundations in Cambodia if they work together with Wilde Ganzen. For the Hopeful Children Cambodia Foundation (HCC), two donors of SSCR have financed the material for new school furniture and through the Cambodia Dutch Organization (CDO) we support a vegetable garden of a school. Possibly SSCR will also donate a contribution to the Dara Foundation this year for the construction of a community center. Furthermore, we support the “Rise Against Hunger” foundation in providing school meals and the “Room to Read” foundation in providing textbooks and other teaching materials to schools and students.
Financial support during school and vocational training
In addition to the above individual investment projects, we also continue to search for “adoptive parents” to financially support needy youth during the time they can go to a crèche or during their school and/or vocational training through the Don Bosco Children Fund of Cambodia.
Home for Alzheimer’s patients in Goa, India
The board has decided to amend the articles of association so that from now on not only young people but all those in need can be supported. For the coming years, the board will support the construction of an Alzheimer’s home in Goa, India from a special donation and we hope that this project will be able to be carried out in co-financing with Wilde Ganzen. One of our donors has already bought the necessary land of 6,500 m2 and donated it to the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate. In the next phase, SSCR is working with the Sisters to raise the necessary funds for the construction of a 2-storey building that will house patients who need 24/7 care. Depending on the required budget, 8 to 12 chalets will also be financed in this or a subsequent phase of the project where patients can live who are still self-reliant but occasionally need help. The sisters will run this home themselves.
2019.0284: Construction village schools in Anlong Sor, Prey Veng
Anlong Sor is home to 463 families with a population total of 1.984. After one of the two existing school buildings in Anlong Sor had been determined structurally unsound the decision was made to construct a third new building in order to address the school’s need for adequate learning facilities. Currently 263 children (of which 123 girls) attend school and are taught by twelve teachers of which five are women. In addition to the construction of the new school building the library of the local church will also be undergoing necessary reconstruction. The construction efforts will be coordinated and supervised locally by our sister organization Spien. The budget has been approved for €91.574, €17.256 of which will be raised locally. As such €74.318 is the amount to be raised in the Netherlands, a third of which the Wilde Ganzen Foundation will match with a 50% premium on all of the donations made to SSCR by benefactors.
2019.0285: Water projects: drilling wells, construction of culverts, an irrigation canal and a connecting road on a dike
In 2020 we will continue to drill new wells in the two provinces Kampong Chaam and Takeo as well as construct culvers under existing roads. In addition, an irrigation canal will be dug in Ta Een in the Stung Trang district, which will measure 2.528 metres in length. The soil that will be dug in will be repurposed as material for a new connective road on top of a dike. The construction efforts will be coordinated and supervised by our local sister organization Spien. The budget will total €113.819, of which €21.755 will be raised locally, leaving €92.065 to be funded from the Netherlands. A third will be cofinanced by the Wilde Ganzen Foundation via a 50% premium to be matched to all donations made to SSCR.
2019.0395: Solar panels for the Don Bosco High School in Poipet
In wake of the successful installation of solar panels on the roofs of two guest houses, a nursery and the two Don Bosco Technical schools in Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh the Wilde Ganzen Foundation has now approved funding of a new project to install solar panels at the the Don Bosco High School in Poipet. In the first phase 270 panels will be installed with a capacity of 87 kW expected to generate 67.000 kWh on a annual basis. This will not only reduce the carbon footprint by 1.400 tons of CO2 in the coming twenty years, but also significantly cut back on energy costs, saving up to €12.000. The budget for this project has been set at €100.470 of which the Wilde Ganzen Foundation has pledged to contribute a third of the total sum by matching all donations made for these projects with a 50% premium. Consequently the necessary funds to be raised by SSCR in the Netherlands is €66.980.
Cooperating with other charities
In addition to the projects co-financed with the Wilden Ganzen Foundation SCCR also plans to fund projects initiated by other organizations active in charity work in Cambodia. One of such projects is an initiative of the The Tree for Hope foundation, whose goal is to raise funds for the construction of student housing in co-finance with the Wilde Ganzen Foundation. We are pleased to report that SSCR has made a financial contribution towards the realization of construction. Additionally, SSCR together with Wilde Ganzen also supports a range of school projects led by the Hopeful Children Cambodia (HCC) as well as a project of Stichting Sawasdee for the renovation of bathroom facilities at two Don Bosco schools previously funded by SSCR in Battambang and the agrarian Don Bosco school in Salabalath. Lastly we will also be supporting “Rise Against Hunger” by providing school meals and supporting the “Room to Read” Foundation by providing books and other teaching materials.
Financially supporting education and vocational schooling
Aside from above individual investment projects we will also continue searching for candidates for the “adoption” of struggling youth in need of financial support in their time at nursery or during schooling via the Don Bosco Children Fund of Cambodia.
Balance 2021 & Profit/Loss 2021 & Budget 2022
Balance 2020 & Profit/Loss 2020 & Budget 2021
SSCR Newsletter December 2020
Christmas letter 2020 from Don Bosco Children Fund
New projects 2020 in co-finance with Wilde Ganzen
Balance 2019 & Profit/Loss 2018/2019 & Budgets 2020/2019
Flash Flood Report 2019
New projects 2019 in co-finance with Wilde Ganzen
Christmas letter SSCR 2018
Christmas letter Father Johan Visser 2018
Christmas letter Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia 2018
Easter message 2018 from Don Bosco Children Fund
SSCR Newsletter December 2017
Christmas letter from Fr. John 2017
Christmas letter from Don Bosco Children Fund 2017
Christmas letter from Father John 2015 (Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia)
Christmas letter from Don Bosco Hotel School 2015
Financial report 2020
Our goal is to enable and stimulate underprivileged children and students to follow education and be able in the long run to create in their own manner a selfsupporting and democratic society.
With our projects we strive to contribute to the social and economic independence and welfare of the underprivileged Cambodian people.
The planning and execution of our projects are done primarily by local NGO’s in close cooperation with the local community.
The financial support of children is handled by the Don Bosco Children Fund, an organisation of the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia.