Vandong Thom is a young bhuddist Monk based in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. He is determined to raise the standard of living of the people of Cambodia, and is especially concerned with the life and future of the street children. This video shows three projects which we saw. The first is a village which has been relocated after a cruel and vicious ejection from their traditional fishing area of the Mekong by foreign property speculators. Vandong located the site, helped rebuild the village and provide help to create a new industry- mushroom growing to replace the fishing. The second shows how he converted a temple into an internet area to teach basic computer skills- perhaps this is where the new smiles cafe is now... The last shows the traditional dance and music group he has recreated to give street children a skill and a career at the same time preserving the traditional Cambodian dance.
Vandong always needs donations. Have a look at bsda-cambodia.org/