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Narrative Report

January December 2010

Children and Poor Community Development Organization

CPCDO in Battambong


Children and Poor Community Development Organization (CPCDO) branch is located in

Battambang (BTT), Cambodia which received funding support from the Float Foundation

since January 2007.


The funds from the Float Foundation were used to construct three

buildings to house 50 orphanages (26/boys and 24/girls), four toilets, and a small room for

generator. One of the three buildings is used for a study room/dining area. In addition, the

office is also located in this building. The fund was also used to construct and an out door

kitchen which connected to the girls’ building. The Center started its full operation as of April

20, 2007.


This reporting period is from January to December 2010 of the 4th year project which is

funded by the Float Foundation.



CPCDO Personnel


There are 7 staffs working for the BTT‐CPCDO branch in the following structure:

1. Shelter Director Mr. Choun Phoeon

2. Financial Officer Mr. Eng Chandy

3. Administrator Mr. Chhung Bora

4. Teacher Ms. Phem Sompas

5. Security Guard Mr. Ros Samorn

6. Cook Mr. Ing Yeoun

7. Wet nurse Ms. Khon Morm

Staff held regular monthly meeting. In the meeting, the following regular agenda were

discussed: managing children, teaching and educating children on moral and rules living in

the center, security and order in the center and hygiene foods and health.


Children Status:


From the beginning of the year there were 50 children living in the center but as of

December 2010 there were only 46 children because four children returned to their families.


There are 17 girls out of 46 children. Their ages are from 11 to 17 years old. Six children have

no parents, 18 children have only mother, 6 children have only father and 16 children have

both parents who are very poor.


In July, five children from secondary school (grade 9) took national exam [to go high school]

and all of them were success passing the exam with good grade.


During the academic year 2009‐2010 all children were success in their study and passed their

current grade to a new grade for new academic year.



School Name Total Children

1. Dob Krosaing Primary School 24

2. Prey Touch Secondary School and 16

3. Sangkae High School. 6

Total 46


Children attended at Prey Touch (public school) junior high school in 2010



During the school break from July to September, some children relatives came to visit them

and one girl went home to visit her grandmother.


English Study


Children continued their English class and all of them can speak English. They studied

‘Let’s go I, II, III and New Headway Elementary’. Most children who

are studying “Let’s Go II” could practice well in listening, reading, writing and

speaking, while the others could only do quite well in reading and listening for

some sessions during the class. For those who are continuing studying New

Headway Elementary, only a few of them met some difficulties in listening, reading, speaking and writing.


English class was opened not only for the children living in the center but also children from

the community.


There were lot of improvement for young children but as for elder children their English was

not much improved due to the limited capacity of English of the Center teacher. The elder

children want to continue their English at private school, however, due to limited funding it

was not possible to send them to the outside English class.




The number of books in the library was 801 books and 58 toy and word games.


No. Category Number of the Books

1 General Education 221

2 History 23

3 Khmer Language 36

4 English Language 148

5 Dictionary 3

6 Folk Stories 131

7 Joke Stories 11

8 Painting 100

9 Drawing 21

10 About Christ 107

Total 801



Children activities in the library


Elder children had read most of the books and had requested for new books.




As usual, three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) were made for children to eat together

along with a set monthly menu under a sufficient balance of the meal. Sometimes children and the cook

made some deserts.


Having meal at a special party


Children health and hygiene


This year there was a significant improvement on health and hygiene. Children had taken a

good care themselves in physical hygiene and health care protection. Comparing to last year,

number children who were sick is 9 children less.


During the raining season some children had cool due to the change of weather.


Three children had typhoid. Six girls had irregular cycle and only two teen girls still had

irregular cycle (with whitening) but they were in better condition after treatment with

traditional medicine and visited doctor who is specialist in women illness at RHAC center.


All children were vaccinated H1N1 at commune health center.



Children activity


During this school break, children worked together to clean and wash up their building and

the premise around the buildings. Some of them helped cooking and worked on their

vegetable beds.


This year children had also helped working on the rice field where it is at the back of the

Center from growing to harvesting the rice. This activity is not only for their food

contribution but also put the children working together, having fun and learning how to

growth rice. As of ending the harvest, they got about 300kgs of rice.


In addition, with support from Rustic Pathways and Global Student Outreach the center has

some chicken, two cows and later has another baby ox. Elder children rotate giving hand

looking after the cows.


After school and agriculture time, the boys had formed a football team and went to

Battambong town for a match with a team from Ochertil primary school. They won the

match 3 vs.2.



Children Materials


There are 53 bicycles and 5 of them are broken which could not be used. Due to lack of fund

the broken bicycles were not yet fixed.


Pure Drinking water


The initiative idea of collaboration between the Pure Water 1001 Organization and CPCDO

to produce pure drinking water was success. As a result the workshop (a place to produce

drinking water) of pure drinking water was started its construction in July and completed in

August and produced pure drinking water with good quality standard. The operation was run

and managed by the Pure Water 1001 Organization for one year, August 2010 to July 2011.

After the period they will hand over the management, operation and finance to CPCDO.

Water was supplied to CPCDO for free and community people at 500 riels per 20L. In

average they earned about $250 per month from selling water to community people.


Children Committee


Children committee had held meeting four times to discuss the following issues:

- in May, update the center/children situation regarding to funding support from the

Float Foundation and seeking for other funding to support the activities but it was

not success. The committee was also discussed issue regarding to two girls whom

their families requesting to take them for home visit during Khmer New Year did not

return to the Center.


- in July, disciplinary rule for children


- in September, unacceptable relationship that Dustin made with CPCDO’s children and

they decided to end and discontinue the relationship, Dustin and GSO people would

no longer allowed and welcomed to the center.


- in October, the committee discussed an issue regarding to a girl whom visited home

during Phcum Bing but did not return to the center and was founded in Mr. Dustin’s

house, Global Student Outreach President, where it is considered as temporarily

center for the children.



Other event/ Activity:


- Starting from May had contacted HFCC’s director, Mr. Phillip to propose medical

check‐up for children during school summer vacation but due to internal situation of

HFCC and their busy schedule through the year there was no medical check‐up or

visit from HFCC.


- in June Global Student Outreach donated 2 cows, 4 hens, a chicken coop, 5 boxes of

instant noodle. They also took their guests visiting CPCDO during the visit they

brought some fruit and some snack for children.


- Meeting with an organization working in Water Sanitation program to analyze and

discuss about the loan project to run for drinking water supply and signed the

contract. Successfully the water project was operated in August.


- Three staff were trained on children training methodology and children health care

conducted by Happy Tree in Phnom Penh in September and in December the director

had participated in leadership training conducted by Happy Tree.


- in June, children and staff visited Siemreap, Angkor Wat temple, one time with

financial support from GSO


- from July CPCDO had disseminated information of drinking clean and pure water to

people in the community


- in September Happy Tree representative visited the center


- Attended Nestlé milk donation forum and received 51 boxes of milk


- Participated the meeting at the commune on commune development and

investment plan for 2011


- Participated in the ceremony of the nomination of new director of Prey Touch

Secondary school




1. Lack of management method to monitor and control the children.

2. Lack of transportation for taking sick children to hospital.

3. Lack of communication means with outsider