NEWS & EVENTS
A short summary of our major events and activities to promote and encourage IWA Kep activities in Cambodia and in Switzerland.
COLLABORATION WITH MINISTRY OF ENVIRONEMENT OF CAMBODIA
Great achievement as to put in place a new local collaboration with the department of environment in Cambodia.
BACK TO THE WORKSHOP AFTER COVID-19 CRISIS PERIOD
May 18th, 2020
After 2 months of closure and lockdown, our seamstresses and crocheters are happy to return to the Workshop in Kep.
Everyone is doing well and healthy and we are happy to restart our activities of collecting and recycling plastic bags.
OUR WORKSHOP IS OPEN AGAIN !
May 11th 2020
After 2 months of closure, we are happy to announce that our workshop will be open again and ready to welcome you in Kep, Cambodia on May13th 2020 !
Following COVID 19 disease healthcare recommendations, please wear your face mask when visiting our workshop, thank you.
You can still support us on our online shop here below. thank you
CLOSING OF THE IWA WORKSHOP
Dear Partners, Donors and Subscribers,
The Cambodian Ministry of Health has announced that from March 17th 2020, all schools and centers in Cambodia should close until further notice as a precaution against the COVID-19 virus.
We therefore informed our staff and volunteers of the association about the situation and the hygiene measures to be respected.
IWA KEP has closed the workshop in Kep until further notice.
Our team in Switzerland and in Cambodia will continue to work on communication, fundraising and management of the association in general to be able, after this period of crisis, to open its doors in the best possible way.
The shop and the workshop are also closed until further notice.
In order to secure and support our team on site in Kep, salaries will of course always be guaranteed even during this closed period, beyond our control.
As of today in Cambodia, a hundred people have been detected. As hospitals are not efficient, it is important to show solidarity and act while being responsible, whether on a personal or collective level.
Thank you for continuing to support us during this difficult time.
We hope that the situation in your respective countries will improve.
Do not hesitate to contact us for any question or to join our President Melissa Matteucci in Switzerland: email:
THANK YOU AND STAY SAFE
Founder and President of IWA Kep
YEAR END MARKET IN SWITZERLAND
OUR PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION ENGAGED IN SWITZERLAND FOR CAMBODIA !
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING THIS YEAR 2019.
WE WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 FULL OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS !
RECYCLED SCHOOL BAGS FOR CHILDREN IN CAMBODIA
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS FROM SWITZERLAND WHO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL GREEN INITIATIVES IN CAMBODIA, WE COLLECT PLASTIC BAGS & TRANSFORM THEM INTO SCHOOL BACKPACKS AND PENCIL PURSES THAT ARE DONATED TO LOCAL SCHOOLS IN CAMBODIA !
GOOD FESTIVAL, Lausanne SWITZERLAND
MAY 15th 2019
GoodFestival is about celebrating innovation focussed on promoting education, health, habitat, nutrition, clean water, security, environmental balance and clean energy for all - any activity that leads to a society uplifted, women empowered, safer families, vibrant startups and thriving communities of artists.
Melissa gave a 4 minutes pitch about scale up of IWA project in Cambodia.
If you wish to support us in this journey, please contact us per email.
PENCIL PURSES DONATION DELIVERY TO A LOCAL SCHOOL IN CAMBODIA
APRIL 2019, KAMPOT, CAMOBODIA
THANKS TO A PRIVATE DONATION, WE PRODUCED +150 PENCIL PURSES 100% MADE FROM RECYCLED CEMENT BAGS COLLECTED FROM THE CONSTRUCTION SITES IN KEP.
PENCIL CASES HAVE BEEN DONATED TO A LOCAL SCHOOL IN KAMPOT, CAMBODIA !
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !
SWISS PRESS RELEASE
March 1st 2019
"La Tribune de Genève"
MONTHLY MARKET IN KEP, CAMBODIA
April 9th 2019
Our dear volunteers Vicky & Ian are having a stall every month at so called 9th market located in Kep at Rusty Keyhole guesthouse.
A BIG THANKS to all of our local volunteers in Kep !
CONFERENCE IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
IWA Kep has been invited by Noble Manhatten Coaching Club Geneva https://www.coaching-support.com/switzerland-geneva/
for a 2 hours of inspiring Storytelling about IWA Kep project in Cambodia. During this event where more than 50 people joinned the event, thanks to the support of our dear volunteers, Jessica & Laure, we were able to present our NGO and sell our recycled items ofr the benefit of IWA Kep.
AUTOMNE MARKET IN LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
@JETEE DE LA CAMPAGNIE, OCT 2018
BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR AN AUTOMNE MARKET AT JETEE DE LA CAMPAGNIE WHERE WE HAD A STALL AND COULD SHOWCASE OUR RECYCLED ITEMS
X-MAS MARKET, Nyon SWITZERLAND
DECEMBER 2018, NYON
Thanks to our Swiss volunteers, Laure, Maeva, and Sophie we could organise a 2 days X-mas market in Nyon, Switzerland.
Thank you for your support !
SCHOOL BAGS DONATION to local school in Kep Cambodia
HUNDRED OF SCHOOL BAGS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BY IWA KEP AND DELIVERED TO our partner Swiss NGO EDUCATING SMILING CHILDREN WHO DONATE SCHOOL FURNITURE TO LOCAL SCHOOLS IN CAMBODIA
IF YOU WISH TO DONATE SCHOOL BAGS FOR CHILDREN IN CAMBODIA, PLEASE CONTACT US.
CROWDFUNDING ON WE MAKEIT !
SEPTEMBER 1ST 2017, SWITZERLAND
THANKS TO 82 CONTRIBUTORS OUR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN ON WEMAKE IT COLLECTED CHF 10'000.- TO START THE RECYCLING PROJECT & WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN CAMBODIA !
FIRST PLASTIC BAGS CROCHET WORKSHOP IN KEP, CAMBODIA
FIRST WORKSHOP TOOK PLACE IN KEP IN MARCH 2017 WHERE 6 WOMEN FROM KAMPONG TRACH LACH VILLAGE HAVE BEEN TRAINED HOW TO CROCHET PLASTIC BAGS AND TRANSFORM TRASH INTO BEAUTIFUL OBJECTS SUCH AS BASKETS, BRACELETS AND MATS.