Cambodia has continued to thrive after suffering from the brutal genocide, commonly known as “The Killing Fields” or the Cambodian holocaust from the ravages of years (1975-1979) of civil war. The estimated number of victims continues to rise to over 2 million as newly discovered graves are added to the already documented 20,000. Angkor Wat is an enormous Buddhist temple complex (400 acres) located in northern Cambodia. It was originally built in the first half of the 12th century as a Hindu temple by Emperor Suryavarman 11, who ruled from 1113 to 1150.
As head of the only active Pagoda Temple in Angkor Wat, Master Keo Ann resides and teaches the monks and nuns. He oversees the care and education of approximately 45 village children. In 2006, Dr. Ned Gagic and Patricia Gagic were urged by a friend who visited Cambodia to “get involved”. To learn the details of the library and school, we encourage you to visit Project Cambodia on the website www.inspiredtoberewired.com.
Providing a safe environment for local children to learn about the Cambodian culture and folklore. The daily teachings include Buddhist studies, learning to read and write in Pali and English.
Angkor Wat is a mecca for many Buddhist monks and nuns. We have developed the physical structure for their studies to be completed. In addition, sacred and important ceremonies take place on the grounds regularly.
The Cambodian government recognizes the importance of the Pagoda and teaching potential. Many events are now held at the Pagoda under the direction of Master Keo Ann. The creation of sustainable development projects is a priority and initiatives include an Innovation House in Boeng Meala.
Creating a safe teaching environment for 25 children in the Chrung Romeas Village, Kampong Kong District, and Kandal province. The children receive a nutritious daily breakfast, learn basic English language, English songs and some Chinese language along with basic computer skills include typing in English. Life skills include time management, cooking, washing, and cleaning.