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Clean hands and a new Classroom

This project

is delivered in partnership with the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Progam (ANCP), with the support of our corporate partner ANSA Homes and our implementing partner Habitat for Humanity Cambodia to improve health and hygiene for students in Cambodia.

Health and hygiene education can only be achieved if children have a safe and sturdy classroom and somewhere to wash their hands. Students attending the Samdach Primary School, Battambang Province, Cambodia, have had significant repairs done to one of their classrooms, along with the construction of handwashing facilities and the facilitation of a hygiene education program.

One of the wooden classrooms needed repairs done to the roof, walls, and floor. The school’s director mobilised resources and was able to contribute $200US to the build. The staff and students are very pleased with the new classroom and are able to take what they have learnt about handwashing and disease prevention back home to their families.

“Before, I never have a better classroom like this to study as the wall was broken, and the roof was leaking in some part when raining. Now I have a better place to study when my classroom is completely renovated. Moreover, we now can have a handwashing station in our school, so we all practice washing our hands regularly. I understand the importance of hygiene and sanitation practice for my daily life after my classmate and I attended the hygiene event. What I learned from the event also was shared with my brother and sister at home and when I got back home,” said Rith Nary, a 14-year-old student in grade 6, Samdach Primary School. 

Every donation made to Habitat for Humanity Australia for this project is combined with funding from the Australian Government to reach more people. Since we have committed to contribute at least $1 for every $5 we receive from the Australian government, ANSA home’s support allows us to extend our programs and impact the lives of more people.

Habitat for Humanity Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work, the peoples of the Eora Nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waters of Australia. 

We are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient with charity status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Habitat for Humanity is accredited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), responsible for managing the Australian Government’s development program. Habitat for Humanity Australia receives support through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

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