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Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth

by M'Lop Tapang
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Better Futures for Cambodian Children and Youth
Free education for disadvantaged children
Free education for disadvantaged children

Until recently 12-year old Veasna* and his younger sister were spending their days at a local construction site where their parents are working as laborers.

As we have mentioned in our reports before, the city of Sihanoukville is changing very quickly due to massive Chinese investments in the development of hotels and casinos here.  One of the impacts of this has been a large number of economic migrant families moving here from the rural provinces to find work as laborers.  Many of these workers, like Veasna’s parents, move here with their children and live at the sites they work on. Living on the construction sites is dirty and dangerous. There is lack of clean water or adequate toilets, and the risks of injuries and disease are high.

Your donations and support are enabling us to continue to work with many of these construction site families and their children. Since the beginning of the year more than 80 vulnerable Cambodian children living at construction sites, like Veasna and his little sister, are now attending day-time classes at our Education Center where they have the chance to study, to make friends, play and have fun, and to enjoy hot meals and free medical care. 

From all of us here at M’Lop Tapang, thank you again for your donations and for helping to improve the lives of disadvantaged Cambodian children.

All the best,

Kun

*name and photo changed for confidentiality

Working in local neighborhoods
Working in local neighborhoods
Providing nutritious hot meals
Providing nutritious hot meals
Providing free medical care
Providing free medical care

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Flooding at M
Flooding at M'Lop Tapang

Hello from M’Lop Tapang!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for your donations. Now, more than ever we truly appreciate your support.  If you happen to follow us on social media, you will have seen that earlier this month our Education Center, Medical Center, and Arts Center were flooded.  Although we had experienced flooding before, it was never to the degree it was recently.  

The extent of the damage forced us to close the Center for two weeks and suspended classes for all students while clean up and repairs were made. We are slowly starting to get back to normal and as of last week we have reopened the classrooms for students.

The donations you have made are helping to ensure vulnerable Cambodia children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds are once again receiving the services they need.

Thank you so much for your support. 

With much gratitude,

Roth Chanphalkun (Kun)
Co-Director, M’Lop Tapang

Flood damage in the classrooms
Flood damage in the classrooms
Flood damage in our medical clinic
Flood damage in our medical clinic
Cleaning up after flooding
Cleaning up after flooding
Back in the classroom after clean up and repairs
Back in the classroom after clean up and repairs
Back in the classroom learning
Back in the classroom learning

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staff and children at our new community center
staff and children at our new community center

Hello from Cambodia (or as we say in the Khmer language, “Soos-a-day”),

I just wanted to send a short note to say thank you again for your generosity in supporting the work we do here at M’Lop Tapang.  Sihanoukville is changing quickly from what was once a sleepy little beach town into a jungle of construction sites for new hotels and casinos.  The city may be changing but our teams here are continuing their work with the area’s most vulnerable children and families.

One of the most exciting new programs we started recently was the opening of a new Community Education Center in Village 35, near the Sihanoukville Port where there are an increasing number of families living with children and have no access to learning, health care, or child safety. Most younger children are not attending school and are malnourished. Parents have very low, unstable incomes, plus there is a lot of drug/ alcohol addiction, violence and ill health amongst families here. Although we have worked there for years through outreach services, now is the time where we need a permanent base and constant presence, so that basic, safe services can be delivered to younger children on a daily basis. The Center just opened last week and is busy already!

We are sincerely grateful for your donations and encouragement. With your help, M’Lop Tapang remains committed to working in neighborhoods like Village 35 and other parts of the city to help build better futures for disadvantaged Cambodian children and youth.

As always, if you have any questions about what we do please don’t hesitated to contact me and let me know.

All the best,

Roth Chanphalkun (Kun)

Co-Director, M’Lop Tapang

construction in Sihanoukville
construction in Sihanoukville
classroom at new community education center
classroom at new community education center
a safe place to learn and play with friends
a safe place to learn and play with friends
Meeting children at construction sites
Meeting children at construction sites

Hello from Cambodia!

I just wanted to thank you again for your donations and generous support of the work we do here at M’Lop Tapang.

Now more than ever, we appreciate your help.  If you have been to Sihanoukville lately you will know just how much the local area is changing.  Sihanoukville, the once quiet tourist beach town, is transforming fast.  In 2018, there were 297 buildings being constructed.  There are now almost 90 casinos and many more in development.

One of the impacts of all this change in the city is that hundreds of poor families from the countryside are moving to the city to work on local construction projects. Many families bring their children and most live in crowded, makeshift housing camps at the sites will little access to appropriate sanitation, a lack of clean water, and no access to health care, education, or other basic social services.

With your support and your donations our teams will continue to regularly visit these construction sites to ensure that the children living in these places are safe and encouraging them to join education and health programs at M’Lop Tapang. Good news is that since just the beginning of the year we have more than 30 new children from these areas now coming to our Education Center.

Thank you again for your help.

With sincere appreciation,

Roth Chanphalkun (Kun)

Co-Director

Lots of construction in the city
Lots of construction in the city
Mobile Library team visiting construction sites
Mobile Library team visiting construction sites
Helping children get an educaiton
Helping children get an educaiton
thank you
thank you

Hello from Cambodia!

2018 is quickly coming to an end and we wanted to thank you again for your generosity in the last year in making donations to support the work we do at M’Lop Tapang.

 One of the ways M’Lop Tapang helps to prepare disadvantaged children and you for a better future is by providing education and training programs. In 2018, more than 400 children attended classes at our main Education Center, another 200 at our Community Education Center, and more than 120 youth participated in vocational training programs.

We made a short video recently that I thought you might like to see if you haven’t already. It’s of M’Lop Tapang’s main Education Center.  (The link to the video is at the bottom of the page)

For older youth that may be too old to return to school, our vocational training programs provide an alternative for learning.  18-year old Vanna (name changed for confidentiality) is a recent graduate of our motor repair course:

“I never believed before that I could do something like this, but now I can. If there are upcoming students from M’Lop Tapang’s training program that need to learn and have a place to practice, I would be happy to welcome them at my shop and help to teach them.”

Again, thank you for your support and we wish you, your family, and friends all the best in the upcoming holiday season.

 

Co-Director, M'Lop Tapang

education
education
vocational training
vocational training

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M'Lop Tapang

Location: sihanoukville, sihnaouk province - Cambodia
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Project Leader:
Roth Chanphalkun
Co-Director
sihanoukville, sihnaouk province Cambodia
$28,050 raised of $50,000 goal
 
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