« I have done a technology transfer project in Nepal and a library project in Mexico and have decided that this is what I want to do.. to involve local HK volunteers to bring an impact to local communities.. whether through technology transfer, or building something that is needed by locals etc.. perhaps not teaching because it would be not sustainable if the volunteers are only there for 2 or so weeks.
Anyway I was thinking of a solar cooker project.. but am a little concerned about its feasibility and whether it is needed in Cambodia. I was thinking of getting hk volunteers to teach local women (those interested in using solar cooker) to make one (it’s very easy to make) and then provide them with materials so that they can teach others to make the cooker by charging them a small fee. I would really appreciate your professional advice! So I wondering, whether you are familiar with rural Cambodia? Do you think it’s needed in Cambodia? What are the real needs of the people in rural areas? »
Could you give me a response to that?? I am not familiar with rural Cambodia at all!!! » A friend of mine asked me.
I answered: « Cambodia, the poorest country in region, has achieved strikingly high rate of economique grownth over the last 10 years. Cambodia’s lacking of electricity, even many dams are built recently. Diesel & heavy fuel oil will become a major source of hydropower. Last week, Siem Ream who always bought electricity from thailand has used its own electricity for the first time. Most provinces that share the frontier with our neighboring countries buy electricity from them.
Nowadays, many of thos provinces have just started to look at building dams, solar machin(sth from sun for energy),hydropower..
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