Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project
AngkorOne.com partners with Habitat for Humanity of Cambodia

Nov 21, 2009

AngkorOne.com partners with Habitat for Humanity of Cambodia to help build houses for the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The AngkorOne.com team consisted of Steven Path, Preap Kol and 9 well-known Cambodian celebrities including Ieng Sithul, DJ Khlaing, Keo Pichey Pisey, Yuthara Chhany and his wife Chorn Chanleakhena. See “Celebrity Sightings” in this article.

Wat Phnum Cleanup
AngkorOne.com’s First Social Outreach Event

Jun 18, 2009, 6:00 - 9:00 AM

Angkor One is deeply committed to social outreach, and considers AngkorOne.com and its community to be a powerful vehicle for improving the lives of those most in need and the environment that we all live in. On June 18, 2009 we sponsored our first social outreach event – picking up litter around Wat Phnum. More than 300 volunteers, including 14 monks, woke up in the early morning and joined this momentous event.

In recognition of their commitment, each will receive 25 AngkorOne Credits and an AngkorOne.com t-shirt. With these Credits, they can use them on AngkorOne.com to attend a free training or have a chance to bid on a night out with their favorite celebrity. If you want to join one of our next social outreach events and earn some AngkorOne Credits, check out our events and register online.

Education

In Cambodia, the adult illiteracy rate is one of the highest in the world at 26.4%. One of the main factors driving this low number is lack of access to education materials. This is precisely why AngkorOne.com is proud to mobilize textbooks and computers from the United States for distribution here in Cambodia. Currently, agencies and caring individuals in Minnesota, Illinois and California are committed to this education program.

All items will be shipped directly to our Angkor One office whereby a committee will objectively determine how to best distribute them. In the near future, we hope to open our first AngkorOne library and computer lab for everyone to use at no charge. We are also mobilizing volunteers to teach English in rural areas.

Please send an email to charity@AngkorOne.com for more details on how you can make a difference in people's lives today.

Health

Diarrhea is a leading killer in developing countries and 74% of all deaths in Cambodia comes from water borne diseases. These alarming statistics is why Cambodia faces one of the lowest life expectancies in the world at just 58 years old. There are many poor Cambodian families who are forced to drink disease-filled water for their own immediate survival. For $14, you can provide a Cambodian family an easy to use water filtration system that does not require any electricity.

The manufacturer RDIC has implemented numerous clean water projects in rural villages of Cambodia. Their ceramic water filter has been used in Cambodia since 2003. By late 2007, they have distributed nearly 60,000 filters. These filters provide affordable high quality drinking water for communities that don’t have access to safe drinking water. Their filters have proven to be immensely effective in reducing the exposure of users to contaminated water.

Please send an email to charity@AngkorOne.com for more details on how you can make a difference in people's lives today.

Safety

For our Safety program, we are fully committed to providing helmets to those who cannot afford them. Our mission here is to simply save as many lives as possible. According to Cambodia's Road Traffic Accident and Victim Information System, more than 75% of accident victims are motorbike riders and most fatalities are attributed to children not wearing helmets. In recognition of this life-threatening trend, in January of 2009, Cambodia started to enforce helmet use for all motorbike riders. The average Cambodian makes 50 cents a day and at a cost of $12 for a helmet, most of them cannot afford it.

Please send an email to charity@AngkorOne.com for more details on how you can make a difference in people's lives today.

Orphans

According to UNICEF, the total number of orphans throughout Cambodia is about 670,000 or 5% of the total population. Our mission is to build an orphanage by the end of 2010 called AngkorOne Dreams. We are committed to providing a facility for orphans to sleep and eat, but we will also provide workshops for them to gain marketable skills such as sowing, cooking, using a computer and learning English. We aspire to see all orphans are given an opportunity to pursue their own dream and become independent.

Share

This approach embraces the above branding image (one of four: Khmers. Unite. Inspire. Share). The adult is showing a child how to fish with the sunlight shining into the water giving them hope. There’s a Chinese proverb: "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life."

Please send an email to charity@AngkorOne.com for more details on how can you make a difference in people's lives today.

Donations

Online donations will be available soon. Please send an email to charity@AngkorOne.com for more details on how can you make a difference in people's lives today.

Top 10 Reasons to Join AngkorOne.com

  1. According to Alexa.com, AngkorOne is the #1 ranked Khmer social networking site in the world -- focusing on delivering content and features that are most valuable to Khmers globally, including social networking, dating, blogs, news, forum, contests and social outreach programs.
  2. Social networking with the largest dynamic Khmer community by sharing personal interests, photos, videos, family trees and blogs. You will quickly gain new friends or even find true love.
  3. Home of the leading civil and intellectual Khmer forum in the world -- attracting Khmers from around the world with diverse ethnicity, academics and experiences to share ideas that are inspirational and educational, and offers hope for a better future as individuals and for our beloved homeland.
  4. Join the AngkorOne Top Member Challenge where prizes worth over $4,000 are given to the top 100 members every three months. We are the only social networking site in the world where you have a chance to win all kinds of wonderful prizes while staying connected with your friends, sharing knowledge in the forum, keeping abreast with Cambodia news and having fun.
  5. Join the CTN Quiz of the Day contest -- co-produced by CTN Internet Talk and AngkorOne.com. Audiences from all over the world are given the opportunity to compete in this Quiz contest. The winner will receive a prize from AngkorOne and have their AngkorOne profile featured on CTN, Cambodian’s #1 television network.
  6. Use the fastest proprietary News Reader on the Internet to view the latest news about Cambodia from the most reliable sources.
  7. Explore Cambodia like never before with our proprietary interactive map. Gain instant access to thousands of photos, videos, articles, links, satellite images and tour guides of the most popular destinations in Cambodia.
  8. The first Internet social enterprise that will donate 5-25% of all profits to improving Cambodia’s social development and Khmers around the world are offered the opportunity to join the cause.
  9. Proprietary technology built internally by our staff, enabling us to dream and think “outside the box” – delivering the ultimate user experience for all Cambodians.
  10. Bilingual support of English and Khmer.

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