KAKO (“Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organization” - Cambodians help Cambodians)
is a Cambodian NGO located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is active in various
fields related to non-formal education including health education and
scholarship programs. KAKO has gone through a series of unfortunate events including loss of funding in 2010 and flooding in 2011. Nonetheless, the mission remains pristine clear and conviction strong. KAKO is currently advised by Philantrophy Connections based in Thailand, Helping KAKO, a student initiative based in University of St Gallen, Switzerland and board of KAKO comprising alumni from Helping KAKO.
On 27 Mar 2013, 7 libraries in the villages of Siem Reap re-opened after 2 years. The libraries had to close due to shortage of operating funds. Thanks to some very generous donations from Pothaar Mijnlieff, a Dutch foundation and an anonymous donor, Philanthropy Connections (PCF) was able to help re-open these libraries.
Read more … Village libraries re-opened!
To many of us from the developed nations, going to school is a normal routine. To some children in Cambodia, going to school is a feat because of the distance and lack of reliable transportation. PCF and Helping KAKO understood this and arranged for 8 scholarship recipients to receive bicycles so as to help them go to school.
Read more … PCF and Helping KAKO give bicycles to help children go to school
In support of the cause to help Cambodians help themselves, attendees from a church in Maur near Zurich donated generously. Besides gratitude, we feel encouraged by the support that knows no geographical bounds.
Read more … Kirche Maur shows its support for KAKO
On 27 July 2012 the pre-school class of KAKO´s pre-education project for children aged 4 years has completed the school year with a closing ceremony. The project aims at preparing the children for school as in many cases they have not been taught the basics e.g. of health and nutrition. The children are now well prepared to start primary school as the content of the class was based on the curriculum of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. This was the first class of the project initiated in October 2011 with 32 (15 girls) students in the Lvea village.
Read more … KAKO´s Pre-School Class Celebrates the Successful End of the School Year
We are happy to announce that Swiss Re has agreed to support KAKO´s sanitation project with USD 3000. Thanks to this contribution, 10 additional toilets can be built benefitting 53 people directly. The project greatly contributes to the health and well-being of the people in the villages. Due to poverty in the region, KAKO’s villages do not have enough toilets and the people are suffering from infectious diseases, such as cholera and intestinal worms, which especially affect children. Such diseases can easily be prevented with improved sanitation.
Read more … Swiss Re sponsors KAKO´s sanitation project
Te Saveoun lives in Lvea village. Her father died when she was just over a month old. Her oldest brother at that time was 12 years old and her mother had to struggle hard to feed her children.
Read more … A brighter future through education
Due to poverty in the region, KAKO’s villages have not enough toilets and the people are suffering from infectious diseases, such as cholera and intestinal worms, which especially affects children.
Read more … Thirty toilets for the villages