Collaborative Future Cambodia, an initiative backed by global engineering consultancy Cundall, sustainable projects charity Raw Impact and the UNSW, has embarked on yet another unique program to house displaced families in Cambodia.
The latest initiative, Collaborative Future Cambodia - Every Piece Matters is a slum relocation project that aims to build houses for over a hundred families who will be displaced by an upcoming bridge project.
To be built by the government of Cambodia over the Mekong River, the bridge will allow urbanisation to take place in the area, causing over one hundred of the poorest families who don’t own land, to be displaced. With many children from this shanty town going to Raw Impact’s Salt school, it’s important to create an environment that would allow them to continue with their education and break the cycle of poverty that grips their families.
Raw Impact’s Every Piece Matters campaign has already raised money to purchase the land in close proximity to this school. The project is currently in the master planning phase with the architects and engineering students at UNSW involved in creating a new village for these families to call home.
This project is truly life-changing, not only for the families in Cambodia, but also for the students and volunteers who make the journey to assist with the build.
This humanitarian project seeks funds from generous individuals and organisations to help construct over a hundred homes and community buildings in the new village. Volunteers interested in joining the project in January 2017 can register at Raw Impact.