Krasang Roleung Primary School

Krasang Roleung, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Project Team

Krasang Roleung Primary School Students


Sophanit Prin


Living near the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, students at this rural school know how important nature and biodiversity are for their health and livelihoods. But they also know how careless people can be to protect nature. Here, using words and photos, they explain the challenges they face.

Our Honua

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Natural features in our community include a mountain called Phnom Krom, Siem Reap river, a very big lake called Tonle Sap, many ponds, canals, and many rice fields.

People in our community grow some fruit trees like bananas, mango, coconut, jack fruit. People also grow different kinds of vegetables and herbs too.

People in our community raise cows chicken, ducks, buffaloes, and many families have dogs and cats. There are fishes and wild birds in the Tonle Sap lake area. Read more.


  1. shamika d
    September 7, 2016

    Amazing presentation! Providing food as well as helping the environment is a great idea and inspiration to your community. Teaching and participating in such activities is a great help to the world and to future generations. Keep up the good work!

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  2. emily m
    September 7, 2016

    This is such an amazing project! It makes me happy seeing students identify environmental problems and take initiatives to protect the environment in their local communities. Keep up the great work!

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  3. derek c
    September 7, 2016

    This project is very well made! It is great to see students spreading awareness about the effects of pollution on the environment. The images are also very helpful as they show the impact of how much waste is littered in Cambodia. However, it would be helpful if you were more specific as to how the waste is negatively affecting the environment.

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  4. t. lee
    September 6, 2016

    It is amazing how these children are so knowledgeable about nature and biodiversity and are willing to face the daunting task of trying to create a sustainable environment for their town as well as address the problems it has. They have also addressed consequences of actions that pollute the environment, which I think is a good way to spread awareness.

    • Your School Name: Cebu International School
  5. w. sohn
    August 31, 2016

    Impressive! Despite being a project for primary school students, the project is very detailed and well-planned, with document for each of the three participating groups! Your idea of the project is creative; rather than just letting the kids play near the lake, you are taking educational advantage of the lake! Keep it going!

    • Your School Name: Cebu International School
  6. marci rothman
    August 31, 2016

    I think this project shows how education can change the mindset of our youth and help them build a more sustainable future. The Cambodian kids involved in this community service project not only now understand how to live a clean and healthy life, but can be pro-active in their communities to help others do the same.

    • misun kim
      August 29, 2016

      Your students are well aware of the environmental issues that they have to care about and it is nice for them to take actions at first hand in order to tackle the problem.

      • Your School Name: Dongtan Junang elementary school
    • pippa k
      August 29, 2016

      It is wonderful that these students have learned about the importance of nature and the environment at such a young age. People’s carelessness for this earth is definitely an issue that we are all facing around the world, and bringing that issue to light is the first step in tackling the problem.

      • linda saya
        August 27, 2016

        I love seeing young kids get themselves involved in caring for their environment through various activities. As a young Cambodian youth, I’m so proud of these kids, for they dare to bring out environmental issues in their local place and take action to the ability that they have. This should be a role model act for other people in the countryside to follow.

        • Your School Name: University of Cambodia
      • adriana figueroa
        August 25, 2016

        It is very encouraging to see young kids learning about the different actions that contribute to the destruction of the environment and how to change that by implementing ways to control waste, prevent deforestation, overfishing and teaching their elders how to preserve their environment.
        This is a great project that explain very well the situation in their villages and their efforts to implement changes to care for the environment !!!

        • lun sreytouch
          August 24, 2016

          As a Cambodian youth, I am so excited to see all the activity related to environmental protection, especially in Cambodia. This kind of activity is good and we must join hands to protect our environment and keep it clean and healthy for people in the community. These students are great role models. We need a healthy environment.

          • Your School Name: University of health science
        • panha srey
          August 23, 2016

          As a Cambodian youth, I am so delighted to see these dynamic kids raise up their challenges and solution that they are facing in their community. There are a few kids dared to tell the truth like deforestation, and illegal activities which impact to the environment and biodiversity. As before, the lake (Tonle Sap) is rich in biodiversity that benefit local community and Cambodia, but now they are losing because of illegal logging and fishing. I am proud to see all of you do this community service to preserve environment and educate people about the 3Rs. I look forward to seeing more of this kind of project.

          • Your School Name: Royal University of Phnom Penh
        • kyuhee jo
          August 22, 2016

          Students’ participation is amazing in the project! Always it’s harder to act than just saying, but the students did such a great “Action” for their environment. I’m saying this is not just good for the environment of the community, but it’s as good as for the students to be grown up as true citizens to care for their valuable surroundings.

          • Your School Name: Deokin elementary school
        • say lalis
          August 22, 2016

          Years ago, students in rural area dared not to share the problems happening in their school or community. I appreciate how your work focuses on biodiversity and the environment. I’m so proud that young generation as you know the problem and find solution. Your work is so positive and shows that now kids play a very important role in making a positive change in your community. Keep doing your good deeds.

          • Your School Name: Royal University of Phnom Penh
        • socheatenh sam
          August 22, 2016

          Being a Cambodian, I’m very proud to see this action. It’s a great opportunity for Cambodian kids to experience this kind of community service. They can learn and help their society at the same time. Moreover, they can understand how to live with a clean and healthy environment. I want to see these activities happen more and more in Cambodia.

          • Your School Name: Royal University of Phnom Penh
        • sorn chhorvyvatey
          August 22, 2016

          I’m so excited to see this kind of environmental protection for helping the green environment in Cambodia. As we know, the nature created people, we, human being, we are born from nature, so we must protect it. This project will works well, I believe.

          • Your School Name: Royal University of Phnom Penh
        • youheng sim
          August 22, 2016

          As a Cambodian citizen, I am pleased to see this news that environmental protection concept has been built in younger generations like them. This is very effective way to build up a new generation protector and make positive impacts in our communities. Keep on trying…

          • Your School Name: University of Cambodia
        • keolydeth hun
          August 22, 2016

          As a Cambodian youth, I am proud to see this. Not many kids in Cambodia have a chance to stand up and talk about their communities. In this project, these student give such a good explanation of what is happening in their community and its impact. I hope to see more progress on this kind of project.

          • Your School Name: Royal University of Phnom Penh
        • gwen johnson
          August 17, 2016

          Having visited your school for several summers (and this summer) with the East-West Center program, I am so excited to see how much you care about preserving the natural environment and making sure that you do not waste water, encouraging people to plant trees, not cut them down, and that you have recycling bins at your school. I am also impressed with the school gardens — flowers and vegetables — you have created, and that you are educating your parents and community in the 3Rs (reuse, reduce and recycle) to help preserve the environment and to teach others how to do the same. Keep up the great work!

          • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School

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