We are a mustard seed. A tiny mustard seed has great potential to grow – dreams and hopes. Empowering, motivating and inspiring children in Cambodia are our missions fo
r the ‘Books for Cambodia’ project. Our aim is to contribute to the Cambodian society
by increasing the awareness of water issues with a children’s story.
Water in Cambodia is in crisis today. Most of the drinking water comes from rainfall and is
stored in a big ceramic water pot in a village. The local people believe that rain water is
the most clean water to drink. Local Cambodians have been educated not to drink wat
er from any source due to high risk of contamination. Drinking water is closely linked t
o everyday life in Cambodia and therefore not only would it be a relevant topic for the l
ocal people but it would also make it easier to deliver Christian messages. The story is
going to be in both English and local Cambodian, Khmer.
The Concept of the Books for Cambodia
Theme of the project : Water
Story Outline : How a dirty water drop travels around the town seeking to be cleaned again.
This story touches on the issue of contaminated water and the Christian message is impl
ied within the story. The story begins with the dirty water drop starting a journey to be c
lean and ﬁnd out a meaning of the life. Through a journey the drop is becoming clean a
nd ﬁnally he meets Ceramic pot which puriﬁes him and makes him a pure water drop. T
he dirty water drop stands for us (men) who were sinners but by Ceramic pot, which imp
lies Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven and be cleansed. As Jesus scariﬁed his life to our
sin, the story ﬁnishes with the water drop giving up his life for a little girl. (TBC)
Purpose : To increase the awareness of clean drinking water and educate the children about
the importance of clean water. Most of the drinking water comes from rainfall and is stored
in a big ceramic water pot in the village. Local people believe that rain water is the most clean
water to drink.
Country : Cambodia
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