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Nov 17, 2015

thank you for helping children get an education

Getting an education to build a better future
Getting an education to build a better future

Can you believe it is November already? Sometimes I don’t know where the time goes! Before we end another year I just wanted to say thank you again for your support and encouragement to M’Lop Tapang. With your help we have been able to work with more children than ever before and assist them with what they need to build a foundation for a better future.

We think that one of the ways we can help children prepare for the future is by getting an education. Because of your help more than 2,000 Cambodian children and youth are now benefiting from M’Lop Tapang’s education activities. Many are being provided with the resources they need to stay in school, while others, like 8 year old Sinat* are entering classrooms for the very first time.

Sinat was born into a very poor family. They live in a slum area down by the ocean side port. Her father is a fisherman and her mother fixes fishing nets. It is a day to day struggle to get by and Sinat’s parents could not afford to send her to study.

Earlier this year Sinat joined hundreds of others in M’Lop Tapang’s “Bridging Program”, a non-formal education program that helps children who have never been to school catch up with their studies so that they can be reintegrated into local public schools with confidence. As part of the program Sinat and the other children receive transport to and from their homes to our Education Center, hot meals, health care, structured learning activities, as well as the chance to have fun and interact with other children.

From all of us here at M’Lop Tapang in Cambodia, thank you for joining us to help the children and their families.

*names and photographs changed for confidentiality

"I like it because I have new friends here" -Sinat
"I like it because I have new friends here" -Sinat
About 50% of children in programs are girls
About 50% of children in programs are girls
Testing before entering public school
Testing before entering public school
Lunchtime at the education center
Lunchtime at the education center
Time for fun between classes
Time for fun between classes

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Sep 25, 2015

thank you again for your support

Lunchtime at M'Lop Tapang
Lunchtime at M'Lop Tapang

Hello from Cambodia.

I wanted to write and thank you again for your generous donations to M’Lop Tapang that are helping us to provide hot meals to hundreds of disadvantaged Cambodian children and youth.

Your gifts are helping children like 8 year old Sinat* who entered a classroom for the very first time recently. Born into a very poor family (her father is a fisherman and her mother fixes fishing nets down by the port) Sinat’s parents could not afford to send her to study. The little girl is one of the newest children to join hundreds of others in M’Lop Tapang’s “Bridging Program”, a program that helps children who have never been to school catch up with their studies so that they can be reintegrated into local public schools with confidence.

As part of the program Sinat receives transport to and from her house to our Education Center, health care, structured learning activities, the chance to have fun and interact with other children, as well as a hot lunch. Although not very fancy, the hot meals Sinat and the other children receive are healthy and very tasty. For most of the children it is the most substantial meal they will have all day.

From all of us here at M’Lop Tapang, thank you again for your generosity.

Sincerely,
Eve Saosarin
Director, M’Lop Tapang
Sihanoukville, Cambodia


*name changed for confidentiality

Free meals for hundreds of hungy children
Free meals for hundreds of hungy children
Rice at every meal is traditional in Cambodia
Rice at every meal is traditional in Cambodia
A typical lunch - healthy, tasty, and filling
A typical lunch - healthy, tasty, and filling
Children like Sinat can study better if not hungry
Children like Sinat can study better if not hungry
Aug 27, 2015

Helping Families, Helping Children

Happy Family
Happy Family

Hello from M’Lop Tapang!

I wanted to thank you again for your past donations and let you know that these gifts you made are making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and youth here in Cambodia.

Many times, the best way to help children in need to have a better future is to help their families. By helping mothers and fathers in their roles as parents, the children benefit.

Sopheap* is just one of hundreds of parents we have been able to provide assistance to in 2015 thanks to your generousity. He and his wife live in a small village and have 7 children - 4 girls and 3 boys. Their oldest child is 25 years old now; the youngest is just under one year old. Sopheap works as a day laborer when he can. Sometimes he earns $50 a month, but most months less than that and struggles to support his family.

2 weeks agoSopheap received two small pigs from our Outreach Team. He will raise the pigs and in a little less than a year they should grow and produce litters of their own, earning Sopheap a healthy profit when he sells the new piglets – a small pig will sell for about $60 each. He then starts again to produce more pigs. With this new income source, Sopeap and his wife will be better able to provide for the needs of the children.

As part of the payback plan, Sopheap gives two baby pigs from the first litter back to M’Lop Tapang, who then gives them to another poor family to start their own small income generating business.

From all of us here at M’Lop Tapang, thank you again for your support. Together we continue to help thousands of Cambodian children here live healthier, happier lives.

*name changed for confidentiality

Sopheap* and his new pigs
Sopheap* and his new pigs
Helping poor families with house repairs
Helping poor families with house repairs
Thank you for your support
Thank you for your support

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