Riverkids Foundation

a) To prevent the sale of vulnerable children by training and seeking safe jobs for their parents, especially mothers, so that they can support their families and not rely on child labour and child trafficking. b) To prevent the exploitation and abuse of children such as child labour and sexual abuse by providing direct community-based support, both practical for education and food, and psychological with counseling and abuse intervention.
Mar 19, 2013

Half the journey is completed!

Batch 9 of our Get Ready Girls
Batch 9 of our Get Ready Girls

The Get Ready Girls under your support have completed half the journey of the six-month program.

 

This month, we welcome a new girl into the class. We also piloted a Direct Cash Aid program with three families of the Get Ready Girls. This cash assistance replaces the income that was lost as they have chosen to study instead of working. It has worked very well with our families and we’ve started implementing a new scale taking into consideration the number of children below 18 in the family, disabled member, elderly members over 50 years old and pregnant women.

 

We will continue to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of this scale so as to ensure that they will graduate successfully.

 

Besides the academic aspects of the curriculum, our girls are enjoying yoga classes, field trips to the Outdong mountain and learning about make-up, debt management, financial management and budgeting. Parents of these girls get to go through budgeting as well so that all members in the family have their priorities aligned.

 

In another three months, we’ll see them return to the state school and start apprenticeships in safe jobs. Let’s cheer them on and let them know that their dream of a better future is within their reach. Thank you very much for your support!

Local and foreign volunteers teach English
Local and foreign volunteers teach English
Life skills include handling conflicts
Life skills include handling conflicts
Workshops to encourage students to speak up
Workshops to encourage students to speak up
Field trips to Kein Svay and Outdong Mountain
Field trips to Kein Svay and Outdong Mountain
Learning about budgeting
Learning about budgeting
Family visits and follow ups
Family visits and follow ups
Yoga enables our girls to calm down by meditation
Yoga enables our girls to calm down by meditation
Assisting families with Direct Cash Aid
Assisting families with Direct Cash Aid
Mar 19, 2013

Just another $4000 and food will be fully funded for all our children

Thank you for putting a smile on their faces
Thank you for putting a smile on their faces

It’s amazing how much our children in Cambodia have benefited from your giving.

 

Being in Cambodia in February this year was the best chance I could see for myself how our skinny little ones have grown chubby. Watching them play chase while others climb and collapse on one another just makes me chortle like them. The most rewarding part is to learn that more children are able to make it to high school and two have gone to the university. They’ve come a long way, so has your donation.

 

Our food campaign started on Global Giving in June 2012. Your generous giving and Global Giving’s 30% bump provided much more. In three months’ time, our project would have been on Global Giving for one year and we hope we’ll reach the $64,000 target that fully funds meals for all our children.

 

If you have someone in mind who could help us reach that goal, it’d be great if you could ask them to partner us to make this come true. This means keeping our children off the streets and families together. Thank you very much for your support. 

Sep 11, 2012

Our children's dreams are within their reach

Riverkids children thank you
Riverkids children thank you

Riverkids has four centres set amidst the Phnom Penh slums. Each morning, children line up to get their breakfast and then in the afternoon, snacks and fruit. 

Our Weekly Boarding kids have three meals a day at our first site, Alexandra. The boarding is a temporary shelter for abused children who reunite with their families after the crisis is over. 

Some of the children come to the centre for extra classes, others have to be home to look after a younger sibling, but all these tell us that they are alright. We’re seeing them flourishing with meals and school, so finishing school is not very far away, all because you chose to help. 

We see our programs work – last week, a girl spoke up about her mom trying to sell her. She dared to believe that her sharing with our social workers will turn her fate around. This is bravery in the middle of harsh realities. 

Two children whom we’ve been supporting to school are going to University. For the very first time in our Cambodian slums, we are seeing our kids making it very far. They’re aiming higher and higher because with your support, they’re beginning to see that their dreams and goals are within their reach. 

Thank you very much for supporting Riverkids’ food program. 

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