By Sann Sethvitou
Since its inception in July 2011, the University of Cambodia Cambodian Red Cross Youth (UCCRCY) student organization has organized and participated in many activities to strengthen the club’s capabilities.
On October 22, the club sent four youth leaders (Sann Sethvitou, Mon Doungmonyrath, Chea Cheng, and Vong Demong) to help the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) deliver donations to 631 families which had suffered from the flooding in Preah Sadach and Bah Phnom districts in Prey Veng province. Each family was given 25 kilograms of rice, 12 cans of fish, and a disaster relief kit. The CRC worked in cooperation with the Embassy of China in Phnom Penh.
H.E. Pith Chamnan, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and permanent Vice President of the Youth and Volunteer Support Team of CRC, led the delegation which included representatives from the Chinese Embassy and 20 Cambodian Red Cross Youth members.
After local officials welcomed the delegation, H.E. Pith Chaman and representatives from the Chinese Embassy expressed their sympathies to citizens who suffered from the flooding and thanked the individuals who had contributed to the donations.
The four UC students, all with smiling faces, helped the families load donation items into their vehicles in the heavy rain. It was a heartwarming experience for the students and the families they were helping.
Afterwards, the UCCRCY students said they were happy to participate in this activity and look forward to spending more of their spare time to help vulnerable members of society.
Source: UC Bulletin December 2011, Page 28