May 29, 2014

Presentation of notebook from pupils of Hatsukari primary school to Cambodian pu

Activity of GEJ is dependent on kind support from many peoples. This time we report on the gift from pupils of Hatsukari primary school, Otsuki city, Yamanashi prefecture Japan. According to educational principle of Hatsukari primary school, pupils learn about °»peace°…, °»environment°… and °»welfare°… through practical activities and school events. As one of these activities, they collect waste aluminum cans from their home and sell them for recycling. Before, the money raised by this activity was used for purchase of welfare materiel but once they learned the situation of Cambodia they have been donated them for GEJ activity of which mission is support for rebuilding of livelihood and enhancement of self-reliance of Cambodian people.

==Pupils trample aluminum can to reduce volume ==

In parallel to the donation, the cultural exchange was activated. They exchanged the pictures with pupils of primary schools of Battmbang Province and, received officers from Battambang Provincial Department of Rural Development and others who visited the school. This activity and donation reflect the will of pupils. We can find teachers mind of watching and taking care of pupils for cultivation of aesthetic sensitivity. This time we used the received donation in concrete and direct way. We presented notebooks to the pupils of 3 Cambodian primary schools of which school houses were constructed by GEJ. In Japan, notebook does not seem to be a big present, in fact, it is very precious thing in Cambodia. All pupils enjoyed same gift.

==Pupils are very happy receiving notebook==

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Oct 28, 2013

Investigation on damages by flood in the area where even 4WD car can°«t approach

After heavy rain and floods in Cambodia, water subsided finally and we can start to think how to deal with the damages. Comparing with damages of typhoon in Japan, readers may feel that °»those level of floods and damages on the roads are not serious.°… In fact, impact of damages is not same in advanced countries and in developing countries such as Cambodia. In advanced countries, information systems and risk management are well developed and infra-structures and rescue-system also. Economic growth of Cambodia is significant but, for catching up from the tragic history, capacity of administration of government is not yet sufficient. In rural area of Battambang province where GEJ implements assistance activities, electricity is not connected and transportation is carried by cart drew by old tractor, motor-bike and by-cycle. In these situations, destruction of roads brings serious obstacle of life. We hope readers will take consideration of our impression about difference of impact from natural disaster caused by difference of resources of country (infra-structures and standard of living). GEJ staff decided to survey the damages to study how to restore the roads with villagers before the passage of time amplify the difficulty of villagers. Investigation team moved by 4WD car, but the car got stuck in the muddy road just in front of entrance of Rosseiro village and the team managed to escape with help of villagers.

From Prey Preal village to Tomnaptakun village, the survey team moved by bikes because on the destroyed road neither car nor tractor can pass. In Slappang village where surface of roads is most severely damaged, even 4WD car was sometime stopped by slipping and the team asked help of villagers. They arrived destination taking several times hours more than normal condition. Based upon the survey, GEJ will make restoration plan with cooperation of villagaers.

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Oct 15, 2013

A flood attacked Cambodia

Not only in Japan, but everywhere in the earth, people face damages because of the extraordinary weather such as a flood. In Cambodia as well, there have been extremely heavy rain this year, and a flood spread widely in Battambang province where Good Earth Japan promoting its activities. Fortunately the flood that has attacked people is now starting to fade down. We will communicate closely with staffs in Cambodia and investigate how we can restore the damages.

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Nov 28, 2012

Progress of construction of Prey Preal Primary Scchool

Children in Prey Preal village of Battanban Province are studying at wooden block school made by villagers°« hands.
Due to small size, only lower classes and students of upper classes are forced to go to different school located in other village.
Villagers are strongly hoping construction of new school in order to improve such hard circumstances.  Read More

Mar 29, 2012

Honorable guest to Primary School in Rossei Ro Village:Kiesel Primary School

Mr. Tsuyoshi KITAZAWA, former professional Soccer Player of JFC visited Kiesel Primary School in Rossei Ro village constructed in 2008 by G.E.J with the finance of Messrs. Kiesel GmbH in Germany, distributor of Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe B.V, for the purpose of international friendship between Japan and Cambodia.
Mr. KITAZAWA has been acting international friendship through soccer and he wants to exchange friendship with students living in post-mine area on the way to visit the de-mining site under the arrangement of JICA and CMAC.

(All pics by Mr Chan Sambath CMAC)   Read More