Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth

by M'Lop Tapang
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Hot lunches for 500 Cambodian children and youth
Healthy lunches
Healthy lunches

Hello again from M’Lop Tapang!

A huge thank you from all of us here for your support and donations. It has been incredibly busy here and with your help we are continuing to provide hundreds of hot lunches to children and youth in our education and training programs every day.

As we have said before, the meals we serve are not fancy, but they are healthy and nutritious and filling.  

“I love the food here. I love breakfast too - sometimes we have porridge with braised-fish, sometimes porridge with pork. Today I had chicken soup for lunch and it was nice.” – quote 12-year-old Sinat* who attends M’Lop Tapang’s Education Center with her two younger sisters, aged 11 and 6 years old. The three girls live with the parents at one of the temporary construction sites near the beach.

Sinat is just one of more than 500 children that benefit from the hot lunches served at M’Lop Tapang.  You are helping to make that happen with your donations!  Thank you.

With deepest gratitude,

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

Providing meals to more than 500 children
Providing meals to more than 500 children
Appox. 50% of students at MT are girls
Appox. 50% of students at MT are girls

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

Hello from M’Lop Tapang!

We wanted to thank you again for your generous donations that support the work we do with vulnerable children and youth here in the Sihanoukville area.

Schools in Cambodia reopened a few months ago and with your help hundreds of children attending classes at M’Lop Tapang’s Education Center are enjoying hot nutritious lunches every day.  As we have said before, the meals are not always fancy but they are healthy and filling – and for many of the children these lunches are the most substantial meal they will have each day.

Your donations are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children - like 12-year-old Sophea (name changed for confidentiality), the oldest of four children in her family. She has a younger sister who is 10 years old and two brothers, aged 7 and 4 years old. Their mother died in a road accident a few years ago and their father who finds part employment as a construction worker struggles to provide for the family. Recently all four of the children started attending classes at M’Lop Tapang.

“I am so happy to come to M’Lop Tapang every day now because me and my sister can study and here there are many friends to play with too.  My younger brothers can also come here and I don’t need to take care of them by myself like I did when we all had to stay at home.  At home we were so lonely and I was so tired.  I had to take care of them every day and cannot play by myself.  I am also really happy that me and my siblings can have breakfast and lunch here.  I like the food here.”

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

Wishing you all the best for 2022!

With much gratitude,

Roth Chanphalkun (Kun)

Co-Director, M’Lop Tapang

Healthy meals for school children
Healthy meals for school children
Nutritious meals for younger children
Nutritious meals for younger children
Hot and nutritious lunches
Hot and nutritious lunches
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hot lunches for students at our Education Center
hot lunches for students at our Education Center

Hello from M’Lop Tapang!

It’s quite an exciting time here right now as after so many months of being closed, schools in Cambodia are starting reopen! Although for the last while we have had permission from authorities to allow a limited number of very high-risk children to attend daytime services at our Education Center for food, medical and social support, we are now able to swing open the classroom doors and start our teaching programs again.

“I felt so boring when I had to stay at home in the Covid-19 situation.  I couldn’t go out and meet my friends.  I’m very excited when the schools reopened.  I love my M’Lop Tapang school so much because I can study, play with friends, and being here always make me feel safe.”  Quote from Dara, a 14-year-old boy.

Having hundreds of children attending classes at our Center again also means they have a chance to enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch and break time snacks. You are helping to make this happen and we want to say thank you again for your support! It really means a lot to us and the children and youth we work with. 

If you are interested, we just finished putting together a little video this week about classrooms reopening and have included the link below.

From everyone here at M’Lop Tapang, thank you again for your generosity and encouragement.

With gratitude,

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

Simple but healthy meals
Simple but healthy meals
Students return to the classrooms
Students return to the classrooms
Learning to read and write
Learning to read and write
reviewing old lessons and staring new ones
reviewing old lessons and staring new ones

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enjoying a hot healthy lunch at M'Lop Tapang
enjoying a hot healthy lunch at M'Lop Tapang

Hello from all of us at M’Lop Tapang!

We wanted to say thank you again for support and generosity.  Your donations continue to help us make a real difference in the lives of so many vulnerable Cambodian children and families.

Schools and education programs are still officially closed all over Cambodia due to Covid-19, but some great news is that we have been allowed to have a limited number of the most at-risk children come back to our Center for daytime services – including hot healthy lunches.

For hundreds of other children that can’t yet return to our centers, our teams are continuing to provide their families with food support to their homes.  So far this year our teams have delivered more than 50,000 kg of rice (along with other food items) to local families in the Sihanoukville area.

We are so grateful to have your support and encouragement during these difficult times to ensure that the families who need help the most are receiving it. Thank you!

All the best from everyone here at M’Lop Tapang.

Take care and stay safe,

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

Simple but healthy meals
Simple but healthy meals
food support in the local community
food support in the local community

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Emergency food supplies
Emergency food supplies

Hello from lockdown in Cambodia!

You may have heard that Cambodia is in a dire situation right now as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.  We were very lucky last year with so few cases, but that has all changed in the last while.  When we started 2021 there had only been 374 confirmed cases and 0 deaths.  As of May 02, there have now been 14,520 confirmed cases and 103 deaths.

Last week, Sihanoukville became the second city in Cambodia to designate a “red zone,” putting five zones under stringent lockdown measures for 14 days with immediate effect There was no notice so families could not prepare.  Only those individuals with government issued special permission cards are allowed to travel in and out of red zones.

A small group of M’Lop Tapang staff (all of whom tested negative for COVID-19) have now received government issued permission cards allowing them to travel and visit families in the community.  This team has managed to deliver emergency food supply packages to 178 vulnerable families with children in the last few days and will continue to reach even more families in the upcoming weeks.

Your donations are helping us to do this and we wanted to thank you for that. There are so many Cambodian families struggling right now and we are grateful for your support in making sure that these families and children are getting the emergency supplies they need right now during this crisis. This is even more important with schools being closed and children not able to access the free hot lunches that they usually have when programs are running normally. 

Again, from evderyone here at M'Lop Tapang - thank you!

Take care. Stay safe.

Kun

Covid surge in Cambodia
Covid surge in Cambodia
Distributing food supplies in the community
Distributing food supplies in the community
Emergency food support to vulnerable families
Emergency food support to vulnerable families
Helping local families
Helping local families
Providing support to poor neighborhoods
Providing support to poor neighborhoods
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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
$20,740 raised of $25,000 goal
 
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