Set in the northern part of Seam Reap is a residential home for children between the ages of around 7 and 18, which provides shelter, food, clothing, education, health care, recreation, arts, moral development and all the other things children need to grow and develop into thriving adults.
The children come from the very poor countryside villages of Siem Reap Province, which lack sufficient resources for basic food and edcuation, both as a community and within the families. Most children only have one parent a few have both surviving parents and some are orphaned or simply abandoned. There are usually many children in a family, which adds to the strain of providing basic food and education for them. Cambodia is still recovering from the devastation of the Khmer Rouge era, between 1975-1979, which then continued as a civil war until 1993. Virtually every family lost members to starvation, illness, torture and execution during the reign of terror. They are slowly getting their country back in oreder and children's homes like this still play a vital role in the development of the country as a whole.
Fortunately volunteers like you have helped numerous children cross the line from depravation to healthy young adults with a good edcuation who are now contributing to a better society.
The pace of work in the heat of the day is relaxed. A typical day for a volunteer would begin at 10:00 a.m. with a second class in the afternoon following lunch. Volunteers stay through evening dinner and spend time playing with the children or assisting them with their studies in the evening, until around 7:00 pm. Although this is flexible based on what else you are doing to help maintain the facilities. You could start at 8:00 am if you wished and is open to discussion with the home's manager.
Everyone is welcome regardless of ability. You just need the desire to make a difference.
If you are skilled in any of the following that would be a big plus, but not essential.
For computer classes they really need another two or three laptops.
The money you pay goes directly into supporting each child at the home.
* Families with children 10 years and over are welcome at the project. You may stay for 1 to 2 weeks or longer subject to approval.
We aim to be as competitive as possible. Pricing is flexible and influenced by the itinerary as a whole. As a guide please find the pricing below.
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We ask our guests to understand that while we endeavour to follow the itineraries of each programme as closely as possible, sometimes circumstances make this difficult. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary with little or no warning.
This project is suitable for everyone. The activities are varied and can be taylored to suit individual circumstances.
Families with children 10 years and over are welcome at the project. You may stay for 1 to 2 weeks or longer subject to approval.
This project is open all year round.
Working at the children's home was amazing. How humbling to part of a great project to help children in need. Teaching English to the children was really rewarding even though I have no teaching experience and would recommend this to everyone. The food was great, even though I wasn't sure what it was half the time. Martin - Southampton
I enjoyed playing football with the children in the dusty yard. The girls are a force to be reckoned with. We helped renovate their library and bought them some new school bags. They were so over the moon with them. Oliver W