05 December 2013

Montana Rakz's pictures from the KKYC

Our photographer Montana visited the KKYC site last week. Here are some of his great pictures from the finished building.

02 November 2013

Building a Bottle Wall

We have been very inspired of the bottle wall buildings in Siem Reap, made by Ms. Noung and NGO HUSK Cambodia and we wanted to promote the idea also in Kouk Khleang. Here are photos of building a piece of bottle wall to to the downstairs of the youth center.

Student workshop with STT

A fun workshop was organised on the KKYC site on Saturday 6th of July together with NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut. The idea in organizing workshops for the students is to distribute the knowledge us in Komitu have gained on the construction and especially the use of bamboo. And of course we also hope to inspire local students to take on such projects themselves.

25 September 2013

KKYC completed and looking good!

The Kouk Kheang Youth Center is finished and waiting for the end of government negotiations and related demonstrations in Phnom Penh, where many of the employees and volunteers of the two Cambodian organizations running the center are on duty as human rigths observers.

View of the building on arrival to the site
A big thank you to mr. Heang, mr. Kimsour and the builders of BQC construction for the good work!

Read on to see more details of the finished Kouk Khleang Youth Center. Photos by Pen Somony.

13 August 2013

KKYC nearing completion!

The construction works of KKYC are almost finished! Inari did return back to Helsinki in the end of July but Somony from CVS just posted some new photos to facebook. Go and have a look how the works are proceeding! You can also follow the project at the Kouk Khleang Youth Center facebook page.

11 July 2013

Visitors and visions of completion on the KKYC site!

Things are going well with KKYC. Here are some photos from the site during the past few weeks.

04 July 2013

UPDF Community meeting hall with bamboo structures

What a great visit to the UPDF community training centre today! To provide space for community meetings, UPDF is building an open meeting hall with bamboo structures to support the roof.

Welcome to workshop on Saturday!

21 June 2013

Things going well on the site!

Our apologies, the site has kept me so busy that there hasn´t been any time to update the blog. Here are some pictures from the site today. The bamboo shadings are almost completed, bottle wall is done, first wooden frames arrived to the site, plastering is on it´s way and some tests for the suspended ceiling have been done. BQC is doing good job just as before!

07 June 2013

The bottle building is on!

Ms. Khoy Proktorey or more familiarly Noung is coming from Siem Reap to help us to build a piece of the bottle wall to KKYC. Together with employees from CVS we started preparing for the workshop today by collecting garbage from Kouk Khleang and washing it clean in order to be used inside the wall. Thanks to Kong Kimsour for the photo.

If you`d like to see how the wall is being made, you are most welcome to visit us on the KKYC site on Sunday 9th, Monday 10th or Tuesday 11th of June. For sure we´ll be there on Monday at 12.00. You can also check our whereabouts with Inari: 016 814 323.

04 June 2013

Visit to the door workshop

During the weekend, Inari visited the workshop where windows and doors for KKYC are being made in Siem Reap. Thanks for Mr. Heang for taking the time to show us the place and to discuss the details. The doors will be made of Koki wood and painted in color to go with the red and blue shades of the two buildings.

Siem Reap bottle school

As we are waiting for the works to start off on the site, Inari visited Siem Reap during the weekend. There our friend Noung took us to see a new school built out of recycled plastic bottles and filled with plastic garbage collected from the neighborhooding villages. The school is built by ngo HUSK, who also built a small health clinic that we wrote aboout a year ago.

28 May 2013

Waiting for start of finishing works and sensing the atmosphere in and around

It's now been a week that Inari from Komitu has been back in Phnom Penh. We are still negotiating about the prices with our contractor BQC, so the work on the site hasn't started yet. Hopefully still, BQC will start to mobilize their workers on the site already tomorrow in order to get started with the work as soon as possible.

Here is a few pictures from the site today and yesterday. The original site board is still in place by the site entrance.

22 May 2013

The work continues on site!

There was today a meeting with Komitu Architects, AE Consultants and the contractor Mr. Heang. There'll be still some discussion about the quotation but most probably the works on site will be started again on Monday 27th and the center would be ready to be taken into use by the end of the Summer.

Inari from Komitu will be staying in Phnom Penh until the end of June. She can be reached with the number +855 16 814 323, please don't hesitate to contact her with any inquiries you might have of the project! 

21 January 2013

Finally there's a floor!

Great to see the second floor wooden floor finished beautifully. Thanks for Chuon from KKHRDA for sending the pictures!