The Farm Project
Currently, this land behind the museum is being used to grow trees that will be replanted in villages where we work, and minefields we clear.
- This project was set in motion in 2009 when three Australian couples (the Baillies, Selfs and McBrides), visited Vietnam and Cambodia.
- They decided they wanted to help the underprivileged, particularly children in the Indo-China area, that had been so badly affected by the Vietnam War and other conflicts. On a return trip in 2011 to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, the Aussie Group visited the Cambodia Landmine Museum and Relief Center near Siem Reap. They met our staff and the children who lived at the Relief Center. The Aussie Group realized that this was the type of “goodwill” project they were looking to support.
- The aim of the project was to acquire an additional hectare of land behind the existing Cambodia Landmine Museum and Relief Center and add certain improvements to this land including a brick wall to surround it and some building structures. The total cost of the project was estimated to be between 45,000.00 USD and 50,000.00 USD.
- The hectare of land was used to establish a small, sustainable farm for our students and staff. Hopefully, this will also help reduce food costs and enable the children to learn improved farming techniques. The staff also hopes to use the farm as a means to reach out to the local community and teach local farmers different methods of farming and ways to increase their yields. The land may also be used for future expansion at the Relief Center.
- USAID is also now a partner of this project.
- For further information on this project and how to donate please contact:
- Keith Self
- Telephone: 61732889246
- Mobile: 6141964449id