The Cambodia Project
The WISS Cambodia Project is an outreach program that gives to many in the rural area of Siem Reap. WISS has a piece of land, on which we have built a dental clinic and a care-taker home. We are also in the process of building a school and guest housing. All of this building is done with sustainable practices and environmental as well as social and economical sustainability are at the core of the project. We work with PAPA (Partnering Against Poverty Association) and each year WISS students, staff and parents travel to Cambodia to build in the land, to build houses in the villages and to be a part of this unique and life-changing project.
Contact: John Cucinello, WISS Director of Community and Service
What we have achieved
Under the vision of a sustainable architect, Mark Grantham, the Cambodia Project has become a model of sustainability. It has solar panels, a water treatment system, greenhouses and income generation programmes. It employs and trains local village members and is creating economic sustainability through: tourism and voluntourism, through the growing of crops, income generation through renewable energy sources, a waste management and recycling program and more in time. It is sustainability on a community level. It aims to compliment the lives of the villagers and be a place of shared knowledge, helping community members receive access to basic services of health and education.
Each year, a team of dentists from Shanghai travel with WISS students to work at our clinic and WISS students get hand=on experience assisting the dentists.