Help Give Cambodian Young Adults Independence

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Sangkheum Centre for Children, an orphanage that includes a 3.5 year program to prepare the young adults (16+) for independent life beyond the Centre and to enhance their ability to attain employment

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We hope to continue support for young adults on this program. The first 2 years of the program prepare the 16-18 yr old orphans by providing extra-curriculum education unavailable at school to enhance the chance of employment & a permanent means of supporting themselves. Thereafter the program supports them in the early years beyond the orphanage, financially but also as guardians/advisers. This includes the rent & food costs as well as supporting them as they learn to cope on their own.


Workshops on Health issues, domestic science, cash management, jobs & careers, sex education, IT skills, English, plus general skills such as decision making & self-awareness. A guardian in the early years of independence.

Long-Term Impact

Ultimately all children grow up, in the next 3 years some 34 young adult orphans will have to leave the orphanage. More will follow over time. This program helps them transition and make a permanent difference to their future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Sangkheum Centre for Children
The young adult program at Sangkheum Centre

Organization Information

HOPE-Harnessing Opportunity through Play and Education

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​​
Tanya Seeley
Project Leader:
Tanya Seeley
London, United Kingdom

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