“Let it Grow” at Sokhem Village
When LWB first began working in rural Sokhem Village, Cambodia in 2016, over 80% of the children there suffered from chronic malnutrition. Since that time, we’ve implemented an ongoing nutrition project to ensure that every child in the village who needs additional support can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch through our Believe in Me school program.
Feeding over 100 children at Sokhem Village each day is a full-time job and then some for our wonderful kitchen house team, who wake up early in the morning each day to source local eggs, produce and more for the children’s meals.
Thanks to a wonderful grant by World Relief Australia (WRA), the fruits and vegetables the children eat just got a whole lot closer and more sustainable!
Earlier this fall, a new school garden was planted on site, including raised beds for vegetables, fruit trees, mushroom gardens, worm farms, and rotary compost bins to provide organic fertilizer.
In addition to supplementing our school lunch program by growing healthy food on site, this new garden is also teaching the children basic farming and life skills.
We are truly grateful to World Relief Australia for all of their help in designing the space and making this new school program possible. We love hands-on learning about nutrition, and the children love all the super fresh food!