Anlungkuki Community School (ACS)
ACS is like CLS but on a smaller scale. It serves a rice-growing community about 15km north of Kampot town.
It grew out of the determination of one of its residents, Sok, who lost both arms below the elbow in a land mine accident in his youth. He wanted to teach, became qualified but was then told he could not work in government schools due to his disability.
He started up an English club for local children who wanted to learn the language but were not getting that at their local primary school. Then, with the help of his parents who own the land, Sok modified a thatched hut (opposite) and created a small classroom. Perth volunteers John and Lyn Quilty and others have supported his work for several years. Just before COVID, funds were raised for a new classroom (below), which runs in addition to the old one.
Sok's mum and sister also provide cheap food (500 riel - 12 cents a meal) for students when they come lo learn, morning and afternoon. Hungry students can't learn well.
The 'canteen' is shown below.
Water and Anlungkuki
With so many students coming to the 'campus', water is a huge issue. Pictured below are tanks for toilet and gardens (grey) and drinking water (blue).
There is a pond for emergencies. However water is needed all the year round for toilets, especially for girls, for modelling good hygiene (hand washing and teeth cleaning) and for demonstrating how to grow plants for food.