One of our resident children, Thevi has a serious high-positioned abscess in her molar tooth and risks an infection in her brain. She needs urgently to travel to hospital 137km away in Phnom Penh to operate and remove the abscess. Additionally her younger sister Srey Kha needs to go the Kunthea Bopha hospital every month for medical treatment as she has severe epilepsy. Both girls were orphaned of their mother and their father sold Thevi into slavery when she was 8 years old.
Our school takes full-time care of both Thevi and Srey Ka together with twenty other resident children. Some of our children have HIV and other children are blind and blind -deaf. Providing 24 hour care, scholastic tuition and training in the performing arts, we are faced with the challenge of providing every aspect of our children's needs. Support for orphaned children is no longer "fashionable", despite overwhelming social needs, meaning we are struggling to find funds to support our children.
This micro-project will provide funds to travel 137km to Phnom Penh, to stay in hospital, to have food in hospital and to come back to our school. Our housemother always accompanies children needing hospital treatment and we need to support these costs too. Today we don't have enough funds to meet the basic needs of travelling to Phnom Penh for specialised medical care. This project will help us cure Thevi and continue helping Srey Ka. (For the sake of privacy we have not used their real names).
This project can save Thevi's life. It will also continue to help give a good quality of life to Srey Ka. Before we took Srey Ka to hospital, she was in danger of permanent paralysis because of brain-damage. She must receive check-ups and receive correct medicine for her epilepsy. Both girls (aged 14 and 12) have gone through so much hardship and suffering. They are such lovely people and deserve good health and loving, caring support. They need the chance to live out their lives to the full.