The Need for New ERA (Education in Remote Areas)

T more khmer transport In our global community, many people live in poverty and unsafe environments with little power or opportunity to change their situation. This is true in rural Cambodia where life does not get much tougher.

Our project's focus is on rural and remote areas of the poorest Cambodian provinces of Siem Reap and Oddar Meancheay. We are working with people in areas where the land has only just been de-mined and in some cases is still being de-mined.

A life of illiteracy, fear, mistrust and malnutrition after years riddled with murderous conflict, is all Cambodians have known. And the people in the remote villages where New ERA works, have been forgotten because of distance and danger.


In Cambodian cities, the Khmer people can get help, access to some services and maybe a little employment. Or if you live within 25k of Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, an NGO may find you.

The people we work with have only recently come to trust the soil they walk on. They are not used to being helped. They are not used to having clean water. They have never had a school. They are nutritionally deficient.

A little of the right help from us can make a huge difference to the lives of our Khmer brothers and sisters. Please use this website to see how giving your help to people in remote areas is a special and significant thing to do. It’s time for a New ERA and Education is the key.

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Who we are

Mary We are a group of Australian family and friends and local Khmers providing education for extremely poor Cambodian families in remote villages. You can contact us at

    We work voluntarily.
    We work in partnership with Global Development Group (see below).
    A small team of Khmer men and women are employed to assist us.


Mary Gallagher - Project Director

Lout Chum - Project Manager

Sovanny Sot - Assistant Project Manager

Sokunthea - Local Financial /Administration Manager and English Teacher

Malin Thouen - English Teacher

Sally Pym - Advisor

Eugene Gallagher - Advisor

Michael Gallagher - Director

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GDG Partnership

Gdg_logo_transp New ERA Cambodia is proud to be a partner for Project J748N with Global Development Group ABN 57 102 400 993 an Australian DFAT approved Non Government Organization carrying out quality humanitarian projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty and provide long term solutions.


Global Development Group takes resposibility of the project according to AusAID rules providing a governance role and assisting in the areas of planning, monitoring, evaluating and auditing to ensure the projects are carried out to DFAT requirements. Tax deductible receipts for donations over $2 to this approved aid and development project will be issues by Global Development Group for projet J748N. If funds raised exceed the requirement for this project, the funds may be directed to a similar project. For more information please visit

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Map3 O’Rumchek - 75km North of Siem Reap.

Chobb Kompleng - 9km North of O'Rumcheck.

Chobb Romdeng - 12km North East of O'Rumcheck.

Chrung - Approx. 150 km North of Siem Reap. This area is still heavily landmined. It is very close to the Thai border and the on-going military skirmishes between Thailand and Cambodia.


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