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.
*name and photo changed for confidentiality
Working with children from poor neighborhoods
Providing free medical care
Healthy school lunches