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14 Sep 2017 description

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:

Teacher training

04 Dec 2012 description

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.

07 Dec 2011 description

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.

20 Oct 2009 description

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

AKRON, Pa.

25 Dec 2000 description

Since October, MCC has donated more than $108,000 Cdn./$70,500 U.S. toward flood relief in Cambodia.

19 Oct 2000 description

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.