Cambodian Children's House of Peace

To provide a safe, peaceful and nurturing environment for the care and education of poor rural Cambodian children, exhibiting the core values of compassion, integrity, accountability and respect, to support their growth in body, mind, spirit and community. To provide a home for poor children with good food, shelter, clothing; and educational, recreational and social resources, including moral and spiritual development; in preparation for productive lives as citizens of Cambodia
Mar 12, 2015

Progress Report on Community Outreach Project

Progress Report on Empower Child Labourers in Need through Education Project

of the Cambodian Children’s House of Peace - CCHP

December – February 2015 

 

Benefits of Extra English Classes

Apart from providing school supplies and other basic supports to children in community we also provide extra English classes, as part of our community outreach project, to children who live in a poor neighborhood for free aiming at improving their English education. There are 6 classes being organized at the weekdays in our campus. These extra classes are designed for children who are unable to afford the English education program provided by private schools to build their English capacity and to enable them catch up with other students at school.

This project has become such an important part of the school curriculum that many parents fear that if they do not pay for these extra English classes at private school, their children may not be able to pass class examinations.

In more cases than one, the extra classes are organized without the official supervision of the accredited schools involved. Invariably, a few teachers, mostly volunteer teachers, get together to organize these classes. Our English program is line with the public school curriculum.

Financially, the extra classes are a great help to poor parents and guardians, many of whom are unable to afford it. Besides the free English classes we also provide them with some school materials and other supports to meet their basic needs.

The children are very happy with their study of English language. They never miss their classes. They really enjoy meeting other children from their neighborhood. Their parents and guardians have also been very supportive of the English education provided by our project. We would like to thank those who have made a contribution towards the success of this project.


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Dec 23, 2014

Progress on Youth Project

 

Progress Report on Youth Project

September-November

 

  1. Twelve graders and Vocational Training

Seven of our children now turn into youths and five of them are in grade 12_ last step for them at high school. They study hard from dawn to dust as now the curriculums are very tough, so only hard-working students will have a chance to pass. In late 2015, Asean integration will be implemented, and there won’t be any borders among the ten Asean countries. For this, we need to prepare ourselves well, especially for the younger people. The job market will be much tighter and more competitive. We are so happy to see their hard-working habits and determination to the study. All of them have clear purposes for what they will do after grade 12.

We believe that, through their hard work, they will pass the exam and their future will be guaranteed.

This year one of our male youths decided to choose vocational training as electrician instead of going to study general knowledge at state school since he is old enough for a job and he is still in low grade. It is important to have a skill before he leaves Santepheap to live independently by himself. The training will take him one year to finish.

Success of our previous youths

Last year, three of our youth girls finished their training in bakery and pastry from a recognized hospitality school in Siem Reap, and now they all have a job in this field in hotels. They enjoy working and earning money. Another male youth, who is a mechanic man working as a trainer at the organization where he studied this skill is very happy and busy with his job. Even the time is tight since they have a job, they still make their way to Santepheap quite often because they have good relationship with their brothers and sisters here.

We all thank you to your all generous supports in all forms that enable us to provide services to these potential children. Without you, Santepheap would not exist. Additionally, we deeply thank for your trust in what we have been doing and we try our best to promote openness and transparency.

As Christmas is coming soon in this month, we wish you all the best and happy Merry Christmas.

Happy Merry Christmas!!!

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Dec 23, 2014

Progress on Children's Home

Progress Report on Children’s Home

September-November

New Academic Year

We had a long holiday this year since there were some changes to our school curriculums run by Cambodian government. Twelve graders took the exam in late September, so all the students including our children started school in October. We were so lucky to be sponsored by visitors from Switzerland directly for school uniforms and then our old friends gave some more donations for our children’s school supplies such as books, rulers, pens, and other necessary needs. As everyone of our children learns that education is the only way to escape the poverty passed down from generations, they have invested a lot of their efforts in their study. Since early morning, our children get up to rehearse their lessons before school starts. They are busy all day long and this routine continues from Monday to Saturday. Good human resources are the exhausted resources for each country.

 

Visits of old friends

In October and November, two old friends visited Santeheap. Marco from Switzerland stayed for over a week and Jeremy from New Zealand stayed for almost a month to help Santeheap deal with its recent financial crisis. The kids were also very happy to see them and enjoyed the English lessons both gave- and the ice cream Marco treated them to! Because of their generous support, the kids have new school uniforms, and we now have two computers at Santeheap that will increase the kid’s computer literacy and help the staff to work more efficiently. We are very grateful for their continued help and friendship.

 

A trip to Cambodian Cultural Village during Water Festival

From 5th to 7th November, Cambodia celebrated the annual water festival. During the holidays, there was no school, and the kids enjoyed the concerts and especially the boat race. The boat race celebrates the Cambodian navy who defended the country against the invasion by the Cham army during the Khmer Empire. Everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyed the break! But now it’s back to normal and the kids are studying hard.  

A special treat to our kids was provided by our friend Jeremy from New Zealand. He took them to the Cambodian Cultural Village for the day. At the village, art, history and different traditions of Cambodian society are shown and the kids got to see a wedding at a millionaire’s house and chose a bride at a Kreong village. The Kreong are one of several minorities in Cambodia. The kids also got to listen to a history of the great Angkor Kings. Thank you Jeremy for this great day out, everyone had so much fun!

 

As Christmas is coming soon, we wish you all the best from Santepheap. May you enjoy New Year and be happy with your family and friends. We thank you for you constant supports that enable us to provide services to these potential children and with the determination ,which only our hearts can understand each other, we at Santeheap will do our best to better our children’s lives through education including skills to survive and critical thinking to lead their lives for a better cause of living.

Happy Merry Christmas!!!

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