Tree Planting: Cambodia Forest
Meet Our Teacher Farmer
Khun Bunlee
Khun Bunlee was born in a small village in Cambodia, and, starting at age two, he was raised by single mothers with three other siblings. He is not sure when he started school, but he could read and write by the time he was nine. His “Mum” sent him to study at a pagoda and live as a Temple Boy; this gave him an opportunity to study and become a Monk. At age 16, Bunlee started volunteering as a teacher to teach younger children English. He then got a job with the Emergency Surgical Centre for War Victims, an Italian NGO, where he learned by experience. There he set up library rooms, taught nurses English for the language of their work, taught child victims in hospitals, and studied more with math, English, and Khmer. This is where he began to understand more on how humanity works in terms of health and education. In 2014, Bunlee worked with a local team to set up the KHEN NGO for Education. They together have built community schools transforming schools from huts and under-house schools to proper and safe schools for rural and marginalized community children. To date, Bunlee and his KHEN team have built 82 schools in five districts along the border of Khmer Thai and Ex-Khmer Rouge’s strong battling zones in Pol Pot Regime. Bunlee offers thanks to all the partners and friends and the team and volunteers who support this work to empower children in rural areas.
Meet our Trees
Our trees have been planted by teachers and students across several locations in Cambodia.
Follow the journey
Chamkar Srove & Ou Thmor Rong Roeurng & Beong Ampil
Chamkar Srove & Ou Thmor Rong Roeurng
Ou Samril School & Thnam school
Beong Thmuoy School & Trocheak Cheth School
Veal Thmea School & Trocheak Cheth School
Ou Taso School & Chhrok Chang Ith
How do trees affect climate change?
As trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees provide many benefits to us, every day. They offer cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our homes and communities. TAG is on a mission to fight climate change by planting trees and by bringing climate education throughout 147 countries. And, you… can help us!
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