Internships that focus on Leadership Skills, Personal Development, Hands-on Experience, Service Learning and Ecologically-minded Sustainable Enterprise.
To build an Eco-Village that will support sustainability of our free education center through hosting retreats. It will serve as a model for ecological techniques in construction and will be used for marketing. Through the project, we will provide the training of Khmer interns to establish a green construction group. We will promote the use green technologies and eco building in Cambodia through our project.
To offset carbon footprint in Cambodia and globally, by reducing waste generated by traditional construction methods and promoting use of locally available natural and recycled materials in construction, our ambition is to contribute to increasing awareness about sustainable building alternatives by educating disadvantaged children and youth in rural area of Cambodia. We will provide them with decent employment opportunities in a value-added sector. More specifically, the output of the proposed project is a model eco-village constructed from natural and recycled materials on site at our community school. This can be used for marketing green technologies in construction.
After the hands-on training of interns within this project, we will support the organization of a green construction group and a network of enterprises focusing around construction from natural and recycled materials; as well as production of supplementary tools and materials needed. Through social enterprise we can support local families through supporting small businesses that provide materials like glass bricks, recycled plastic tiles etc.
Why the ECO Village is Important to the Communities It Serves
In 2022 we will work with the local community in rural Cambodia to set up a network of family enterprises focusing on the production of supplementary tools and materials needed for constructing the Eco-Village and further, to support the transition from focus on solely conventional construction materials towards natural and recycled ones. These include production of pressed earth bricks with recycled glass and plastic content, bamboo nursery and a treatment center, passive evaporative air-cooling devices made of clay and bamboo and coconut husk separation production line to produce fiber used in the plaster mix.
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