Activity Report

Feb 21, 2015

Keeping the school in good condition is a part of pleasant study.

Battanban was the highest mine density province in Cambodia.
Helping people to rebuild their livelihood in post-mine-cleared area is the most important activity of GEJ, and GEJ is focusing on an education of children who will carry a future of Cambodia on their shoulders, as well. GEJ has built 3 primary schools so far in Battanban, but construction of school building is not the goal of activity.
Activities are continuing in a way for children to grow soundly.
In this year, sanitary training has been carried out with a big help of NACEF(the Nursing Action for Children¡Çs Energetic Future, The Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing ¡Ë(Please refer to the News dated 18th August, 2014).
This activity is to protect the schools which were built under your valuable donation, and a part of cultivation of aesthetic sentiments.

Cleaning a class room at Prey Preal ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡Self maintenance of pathway inside the school

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Feb 7, 2015

Completion of Reservoir at Tomnuttakun & Korsvay

Reservoir construction at Tomnuttakun & Korsvay both of which are under GEJ budget of 2014 has beencompleted.
Accumulated number of Reservoir which GEJ have built is now 25 including these 2.
Size of the Reservoir is 40 x 30 x 4m at Tomnuttakun and 50 x 40 x 4m at Korsvay.
The land of the Reservoir were supplied by both villages, development was done by GEJ¡Çs financial help,and the completed reservoirs are public asset of both villages.

Completed Reservoir at Tomnuttakun

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Feb 3, 2015

Completion of difficult road construction work in Korsvay village

Road construction work we reported on 10th October 2014 was completed.
Although the length of the road constructed is about 500m, we had encountered a difficulty to deliver the construction equipment to the site due to very muddy ground by heavy rainfall, but could manage to complete within the planned period.

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Jan 26, 2015

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Dec 25, 2014

Infrastructure development in Otakon village

This year, GEJ had newly started the agricultural training as first step of our support in Otakon village.
While implementation of the agricultural training, we found the necessity of infrastructure development in this village, then, we went to the village with our counterpart staff of CMAC to hear the actual conditions from villagers.
However, it was very hard to reach destination.
How do you guess about the photo below?
This is a scene of making tentative bridge to across a stream.

Villagers making tentative log bridge

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Dec 20, 2014

Follow up activity of road maintenance in Tomnuttakun village

GEJ continues follow up training in order that villagers can maintain their road voluntary by themselves.
This is a report on the road maintenance seminar in Tomnuttakun village.
Moving to Tomnuttakun village, GEJ staffs and CMAC officers who are our Cambodian counterpart saw the curious thing (shown in the first photo).
Can you guess what it is? (Answer will be later).

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Dec 18, 2014

Hearing from villagers for new projects

We received the requests from villagers living in post mine cleared area where GEJ had not yet implemented project.
These are villagers of Ou Tanhean village, Chirok village, Phnom Khpos village and Bosampor village. (Please refer to the map shown in the news dated on 13th December 2014).
Before making project plan, we visit the villages and hear the voice of villagers to verify the situation.

¡üLeft -Secretary General of GEJ and Mr. Sambath, Deputy Representative of GEJ Cambodia Office, hearing voice of villagers of Ou Tanhean village.
¡üRight -One scene on the way : Brush Cutter pushing truck being stuck on the road.

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Dec 1, 2014

Villagers¡Ç maintenance work of the road

Activity to encourage villagers¡Ç self reliance is one of important support of GEJ. Villagers maintain periodically the road constructed by grant assistance for Japanese NGO project that is assistance of people of Japan. This effort is useful to encourage villagers¡Ç self reliance and GEJ support continuity of this activity.

¢¡Road maintenance by villagers¢¡

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Nov 29, 2014

Joint Field Day of Buorsangkrea village and Korsvay vilage

Field Day is final activity of agricultural training.
In this day, 49 families of Buorsangkrea village and 39 families of Korsvay village, 88 families in total, gathered in the land of model farmer for summarize and celebrate completion of training of the year.
Yield of the model farmer of Bursankgkrea village stayed at 4.22t/ha due to drought, however it is much better than 2.7t/ha realized by traditional way (direct spread seeding) that had practiced before the training.

¢¡¢¡PDA¡¡staff making comment¢¡¢¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¢¡¢¡Villagers moving to paddy field¢¡¢¡   Read More

Nov 22, 2014

¡ÈIn my paddy field, yield is better¡É

We interviewed two participants of the Field Day in model farmer¡Çs land of Otakon village.
They said modestly ¡ÈWe think quality and yield of our rice are better than others¡É.
Name of interviewed participants are Ms. Ourn Sambo, 51 years old, and Ms. Ly Bopha, 23 years old.
GEJ staff visited their paddy field and saw their achievement.
Both of their families made effort to practice what they learned in GEJ agricultural training.
It was nice paddy field.

¢¡¢¡Ms. Ourn Sambo¢¡¢¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¢¡¢¡Ms. Ly Bopha¢¡¢¡

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Nov 19, 2014

Gathering at the model farmer¡Çs land in Otakon village

47 families gathered at the model farmer¡Çs land in Otakon village at the end of training.
This gathering is called as ¡ÈField Day¡É that is celebration of the completion of training.
At first, the PDA (Provincial Department of Agriculture) staff in charge of training explained the results of the yield of rice that showed the importance of time and energy to cultivation.
Yield was as follows:
1. In case of transplantation:7.00 t/ha
2. In case of direct seeding in fixed interval:5.40 t/ha
3. In case of direct spreading of seed:3.47t/ha
Increase in yield is essential for the stability of villagers¡Ç livelihood.
Suitable seeding depends on the land conditions, however, GEJ recommends the transplantation in principle.

¢¡¢¡Lecture by PDA staff¢¡¢¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¢¡¢¡ Text written on the big sheets¢¡¢¡

Then, trainees went to the model farmer¡Çs paddy field to confirm the yield.

¢¡¢¡Trainees taking sample of rice¢¡¢¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¢¡¢¡Participants enjoying curry noodle¢¡¢¡

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Nov 11, 2014

Visit of model farmer: for future success in Prap Hop village.

In the GEJ agricultural training, visit of the successful farmer (called as ¡Èmodel farmer¡É) is programmed. Visit of model farmer is useful program for encouraging villagers to be in success from continuous efforts. We will report on three case of visit. First case is the visit in Prap Hop village (location shown as 5-1 in the map bellow).

¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¢¡¢¡Explanation of trainer¢¡¢¡

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Nov 10, 2014

Pressing request from villagers of Prey Preal

You may remember the report on the dormitory for teachers of Rosseiro Kiezel Primary School built by GEJ.
Infrastructure development in Battambang province where GEJ implements the project is far behind than desirable level.
Battambang is second largest province in Cambodia, but condition of life in rural area isolated from the center of city is very hard.
GEJ constructed schoolhouses for education of children who will carry the future of the country, therefore, there is a problem of living condition of dispatched teachers. For teachers, who graduated school located in the city, the rural life is very hard and some time they leave the village due to the living condition.
Residents of every villages request us to construct the dormitory for teachers, however we can not construct all of them at once. We select the school for the construction of dormitory making priority list by discussion with the people concerned. This time we choose the Prey Preal GEJ Primary School.

Present dormitory for teachers¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡Inside of present dormitory for teachers

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Nov 1, 2014

Climax of the rice cultivation training in newly started area.

At newly started training in three villages, Boursankrea, Korsvay and Otakon (respectively 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3 in following map), the harvest of rice will come soon.
In the past, villagers spread seeds on the ground, but due to the training, they put each seed in the hole. The harvest will be increased by the good ventilation realized by the rice less closely planted, periodical inspection, treatment for disease, weeding and compost feeding.

¡¡¡¡¢¡¢¡Crop of rice¡ÊAt Otakon village¡Ë¢¡¢¡

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Oct 20, 2014

Improvement of road in Korsvay village

In 2014 fiscal year, improvement of road in Korsvay village was planned as infra structure project based upon the request from villagers.
Muddy road in rainy season forces difficulty not only for the shipment of agricultural products of villagers but also transport of the construction equipment.
Even staffs of agricultural training of GEJ face to difficulty of moving for the training.
As first step of improvement, the pipe culvert was constructed.
We hope following jobs shall be done easily.

¢¡¢¡Muddy road and bridge made of logs, hard to pass even by four wheel driven car¢¡¢¡

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Sep 29, 2014

Report on GEJ study tour No.4 (Angkor Wat)

Visit of Angkor world heritage.

The final program of the Cambodia study tour is visit of Angkor Wat, Angkor Tom and Wat Ta Prohm of Angkor world heritage.
Not only the visitor coming first time, but also second or more times might feel a grandeur and dignity of the history.
Relief on the wall of temple shows the imagination and intelligence of human being.
Despite the visit with raincoat to cope with sudden rain, tour members enjoyed the ancient monument.

¢¡Angkor Wat, historical monument in calm environment¢¡

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Sep 26, 2014

Report on GEJ study tour No.3 Battambang 2

No.3 Experience of GEJ activity in Battambang (2)

Apart from the activity report we put news about the visit of orphanage in Battambang on our web site, we are happy if you will refer to this news.
Second subject of activity in Battambang is visit of mine field.
Cambodia is one of the most heavily contaminated country by landmine in the world.
Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) implements mine clearance every day but it is estimated that the work will take further 10 years.
Even now, casualty of land mine remains at high level.
Influence of historical negative heritage is serious.
Mission of GEJ is rebuilding of livelihood and enhancement of self reliance of villagers living in the mine affected area.
We hope that the mine cleared land will be expanded in order that GEJ can implement project in peaceful environment.
We hope also many people continue to support to us.
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Sep 25, 2014

Report on GEJ study tour No.2( Battambang )

No.2 ¡¡Experience of GEJ activity in Battambang (1)

Visit and experience of GEJ project in Battambang are main program of the tour.
Program is composed of two subjects.
First is exchange visit to meet pupils in Prey Preal GEJ Primary School that is the third school of which schoolhouse was built by GEJ.
Second is visit of home garden and experience of mushroom cultivation in agricultural training trainee¡Çs farm. This year, tour members experienced two ways of making bed for mushroom.
Followings are photos of the visit and experience.
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Sep 24, 2014

Report on GEJ study tour No.1(Phnom Penh)

No.1 Great future and monuments of dark history in Phnom Penh

GEJ study tour was organized from 20th to 27th August 2014.
Fourteen tour members left Tokyo Narita airport or Fukuoka airport for Cambodia to visit and experience GEJ activities.
This year, tour schedule was tighter than usual because tour members participated to GEJ Festa in Cambodia (agricultural festival) that was held at GEJ project area then it was enriched experience.
GEJ study tour group visited three regions: Phnom Penh, Battmbang and Siem Reap.
Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, is developing after termination of the civil war with the international assistance such as Japan.
On the other hand, miserable monuments are conserved in the city in order that memory of sad history will not fade out.
One who does not cease cruel act in present world should learn this history.
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Sep 19, 2014

Fourth report on the GEJ Festa

Stage show and attraction.

Visitors enjoyed various shows and attractions.
For children they might be very new.
-¡ÈStamp rally¡É: Children walked around stamping points to complete their stamp card.
-Cambodian Apsara and traditional dance: Visitors enjoyed the spectacle which is rare in their daily life.
-Japanese drums: ¡ÈMekong Daiko¡É (drums club of Japanese residents in Cambodia) played heroic performance.
-Cambodian popular songs: Mr. Iwasaki and Mr. Otagiri Japanese singer-songwriters facilitated Cambodian songs such as ¡ÈArapea¡É with auditors in Khmer language.
-Japanese dance: members of Tsuda College students study tour who met GEJ members at the orphanage joined to the Festa and performed dance with Japanese folk song ¡ÈSoran-bushi¡É
-Chorus of Japanese song: Despite being busy as staff, GEJ study tour members sang Japanese song ¡ÈFurusato¡É.
Followings are photos of stage and attractions.

¢¡Beautiful drumsticks playing¢¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ ¢¡Stamping point of CMAC¢¡

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Sep 18, 2014

Third report on the GEJ Festa in Camodia

Announcement of result of the contest.

In the festival, following two contests were organized:
-Villagers¡Ç agricultural products
-Children¡Çs pictures
Exhibitors were awarded necessities of life as prize.

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Sep 17, 2014

Second report on the GEJ Festa in Cambodia

p>A large turnout at the exhibition ¡£
After opening ceremony, visitors walked around the ground and visited the stalls.
Every stand was very busy with numerous visitors.
Study tour member also assisted the staffs of stalls.

¢¡Madam buying the vegetable¢¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¢¡GEJ staffs preparing Hot Dog¢¡

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Sep 16, 2014

GEJ Festa in Cambodia (Agri-Cultural Festival)

Seven years had passed from implementation of the first project of GEJ.
For this occasion, we organized with villagers GEJ Festa in Cambodia on 24th August 2014 at playground of the Prey Preal GEJ Primary school of which schoolhouse was built by GEJ.
Total number of participants of this festa was about 3,300 including villagers, members of Japanese Association in Cambodia and other persons concerned.
Participants enjoyed the exhibition and sale of villagers¡Ç products, contest of pupils¡Ç pictures¡¢¡Èstamp rally¡É, and performance of Cambodian traditional arts and Japanese drams.

¢¡Villagers gathering by tractors¢¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¢¡Participants arriving at the ground¢¡

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Jul 24, 2014

Training of Home Garden in Prap Hop village

Following is training of home garden in Prap Hop village.
Location of Prap Hop village is highlighted by yellow in the map bellow.
By home garden, important nutrition is supplied to villagers in their daily life.

==Learning basic knowledge by lecture==

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Jul 18, 2014

Training of transplantation

Continued from previous report, we present the scenes of rice transplantation.

==Young plants of rice protected by fence==

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Jul 4, 2014

Training of direct seeding of rice

There are two ways of starting rice cultivation; one is direct seeding and another is transplantation.
This time we report on the training of direct seeding in three villages newly integrated into our project: Korsvay village, Boursangkrea village and Otakong village. We also report on the distribution of seeds necessary for villagers to practice the training in their own land.

At first, we would like to ask a question; how do you guess about the next photo? (Hint: this is an idea for cultivation.) You will find the answer later in this report.

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Jun 21, 2014

Training of rice cultivation in newly started three villages

In this year, new agricultural training started in three villages: Boursankrea village, Korsvay village and Otakon village. This is a report on training of rice cultivation in these three villages. Participants are 192 trainees in total of three villages. Training consists of several steps and this time we report on the steps from sorting of seeds to preparation of seedbed.

Lecture by the trainer dispatched by Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA)

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Jun 14, 2014

Training of vaccination in the chicken farming

The first step of chicken farming of GEJ agricultural training is lectures on ¡Èfeeding¡É, ¡Ècaretaking of chicken coop¡É and ¡Èdisease prevention¡É. After these lectures, trainees are provided with chicks and raise them. While chicken farming, trainees repeat follow up practices.
Following is report on the training of vaccination in Trepeang Kbalsva village.

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May 21, 2014

Repair of pumps in Rosseiro village

¡É Let¡Çs get habit of not leaving the thing being broken¡É
This is a report on the repair of broken pumps of pond that GEJ staff found while visit of Rosseiro village.

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May 20, 2014

Repair of signboard fixed on the gate barrier of roads

GEJ keeps on supporting people to enhance ¡Èrebuilding of livelihood¡É and ¡Èself reliance¡É.
We aim to organize initiative of mutual management among villagers by follow-up of agricultural training and group maintenance of infrastructures.
We try to enhance initial movement of self reliance of villagers by taking action against what has happened because everyone has tendency to leave a thing as it is.
This time we report on such kind of activity

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