We are pleased to announce CSM’s intensified effort into several innovations to address the issue of sustainability of concrete construction. The synthesis and exploitation of biomass silica for sustainable construction on soft soil has attracted much interest. The development of new cementitious products as a low carbon media is an exciting work in progress. Pervious concrete pavement for rainwater harvesting and flash flood mitigation are among some of the initiatives undertaken to improve the quality of life. It is important that we maintain our passion for the innovative utilization of concrete for the benefit of mankind.
Earn Pin developed a passion for IT while he was pursuing his first degree in electrical engineering in UTHM (prviously known as KUiTTHO). I was writing up my PhD thesis then and applied for the IRPA research grants. Upon approval of the grant, Earn Pin was engaged to assist me under the working student scheme. We formed the IT-Lodge (www.it-lodge.com) team and explored possibilities. Continue reading
Kumomo Schools Updates
October 31st, 2008 | Posted by Pin
On 8th Oct 2008, our team make their grand tour to Cambodia to visit both the Kumomo Schools in Kampong Cham at the Batheay District, approximately two hours drive from the city of P
The launched was delayed, it was about 60% done now.
Thanks to Bernie and his team, the visit was great with they showing our team around the schools and meeting with the local district officers.
Local Cambodian kids
“In comparison, the youths in Malaysia are extremely lucky. We should all be grateful for everything that we have and learn to give to those who are more underprivileged than us,” Ammie said, after visiting both the schools.
On the visit, tour on duty.
“In these 6 days, we encountered joys and laughter, shocks and burns (sunburns). Besides the famous Angkor Archeology Park, Pub Street, Traditional Markets, Museums and Temple’s visits, we have headed off the beaten tracks to a rural area, 1 hour bumpy drive from the Phnom Penh city, for visiting an under-construction school, namely Kumomo School.” Said Chinseng.
About Rural Schools Project & Kumomo Schools
The Rural Schools Project was initiated by the American Assistance for Cambodia (AAfC) in 1999, and the project allows private donors to build schools with matching funds from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank for the kids and youths in rural Cambodia. Both Kumomo Schools was built with money collected through Kumomo.com built and developed by 1.com.my.
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