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By Rachel Bergen
Sept. 14, 2017
MCC is known for supporting access to education around the globe by paying school fees, supporting vocational training and providing school supplies. What you might not know is that MCC also works with its partners to improve the quality of education that is offered.
From teacher training to involving the community in school management, here are some examples of partners creatively improving education:
AKRON, Pa. – “Men are gold, women are cloth” – this common Khmer proverb reflects the lowly status women bear in Cambodia, where Women Peacemakers, a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) partner, is working to reduce violence against women.
By Linda Espenshade
Dec. 7, 2011
AKRON, Pa. -- As the worst flooding in a decade begins to recede in Cambodia, the work of obtaining food and clean water and the long-term rebuilding of livelihoods is underway with assistance from Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).
During September and October, heavy monsoon rains in Cambodia caused the deaths of more than 240 people and displaced as many as 32,000. Flooding also caused extensive damage in the neighboring countries of Thailand and Vietnam.
Blurb: Flooding damage in India and Cambodia, housing needs in Indonesia increase MCC's initial Asia Disasters appeal to $260,000 Cdn/ $250,000 U.S., as part of a $760,000 Cdn/ $750,000 U.S. relief effort.
By Linda Espenshade
Since October, MCC has donated more than $108,000 Cdn./$70,500 U.S. toward flood relief in Cambodia.
Rising flood waters have damaged homes and roads and destroyed crops along the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam and along the Ganges and Hooghly Rivers in India. Hundreds in each country have died and hundreds more are missing.