Cambodian Community Dream Organization, Inc.
June 2018 Dream Journal
We were excited and gratified to welcome 25 Singaporeans from
IX Architects , who came to officially open the new Cube Library, designed to serve the village and school community in Kiriminoen
They came laden with books as well as art supplies and a working plan to keep the library open by providing librarian’s salary for the next 2 years.
There were many festivities as the group interacted with the children and their parents. They provided lunch for all as well as fruit and a very special treat of ice cream. They also visited our community home gardens and piglet projects and offered their support. 
Hamilton the Pig Last Update
The pig that started our Piglet project and his companion Kimmie were taken to the county fair. Their 12 year old breeder and trainer Tabi got 5th place in Market class, 3rd place in Showmanship and 3rd Place in Breeder class. The judges commented on how well taken care of the pigs were and how good they looked. Not bad for her first year showing!!

She proudly displayed a big poster about how her project benefits CCDO and she talked to many visitors about where she was donating her proceeds. 

At the Sunday auction, Tabi sold Hamilton to a nice lady. Tabi made about $1250 that will be added to the many donations already given to the program.
New Grants
The hard work of our grant writing team are starting to reap great rewards with thanks to Margot Beauchamp.

$1,000 Pollination grant has been received for our Community Village Gardens project. This will provide tools and seeds as well as an irrigation system.

International Foundation grant of $20K to our WASH program is an amazing opportunity to expand our successful water wells, latrines and hygiene program to new communities. The grant allows us to hire more staff and be more active with training the community on hand-washing and hygiene.
Volunteers & Staff
Returning Staff in New Positions
We are finally in position of building a full professional Cambodian team on the ground. We are glad to be able to welcome back some of our best former members of the CCDO in new positions. 

Sitha Sok, an excellent and experienced English teacher will take over a new post of Teacher Trainer & Scholarship Coordinator. He is training English Teachers in 8 more schools in a new area, Angkor Thom Commune.

Pin Sok will be using his English and reporting skills as the Office WASH Coordinator.

Uon Bou will return in the capacity of Field WASH Program Director.
Baby News

It’s a boy for Sophorn Touch, our Executive Assistant / Accountant and her husband.

They welcomed their first child after only 90 minutes of labor.

The newborn,  Peanith, weighed a healthy 3.5kgs/ 7.7 lbs.
Welcome to our New Board Member
Kathy Rocklen is a Corporate & Securities Attorney with 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is a partner in the global law firm, Proskauer Rose, and a Professor at Fordham Law School. Kathy is also a Board Member & Treasurer of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a leading New York nonprofit civil rights firm, and Board Member of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. After a visit to Siem Reap, Kathy was struck by the similarities between the Holocaust and the Genocide in Cambodia and is determined to help rebuild.

We say a fond farewell and a big thank you to Marisol Couso and Caren Gans, board members since 2009. Thanks so much for giving your wholehearted support right from the start, making it possible to bring this amazing organization to life.

Volunteer Interns
Katie Murgatroyd (Australia): Katie will be our new WASH Reporting Officer, responsible for monthly reporting and coordinating contractors, as well as writing donor reports . (left in photo)

Clara Dubois (France): Clara is our new Sustainable Education Program Officer. She will be providing capacity building, project management assistance, and support to our new program with government teachers in the Angkor Thom area . (right in photo)
Thank you Mike & Lucille Solomon for your $1000 donation toward our general fund. It shows your deep understanding of the challenges of running a non profit and keeping the lights on. Our office is not big or in a fancy neighborhood but it still needs to pay for rent, electricity and water.
54 members of Veeam Software Corporation from Singapore enjoyed a day with our students as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program. Their visit was well prepared and executed and their meaningful interaction with the kids in the library will leave lasting memories for all. Their generous contribution of $2,000 will make a big educational difference.