New Mobile Library for Street Children in Cambodia

by International Childcare Trust
Dec 7, 2011

Mobile library reaching thousands of children

The mobile library team with a family
The mobile library team with a family

Srey Leak, 11 years old, lives near the port in the bustling town of Sihanoukville.  Her parents make their living from selling fish and Srey often used to help them.  She recently dropped out of school to help earn some money for her family.

M’Lop Tapang’s mobile library team met her two years ago when they provided weekly education sessions on a fishing platform in a remote part of the fishing village.  M’Lop’s social workers assessed her needs and immediately found out she was not attending school.  They also found out that she had an ear problem and her parents could not afford to send her to a doctor.

The social worker referred her to the M’Lop Tapang clinic were staff treated her with antibiotics for an ear infection.  M’Lop’s Back-to-school team met her and her family and helped her return to school.  M’Lop met her teachers and director of the school and over time managed to help her reach the appropriate grade.  Srey was provided with school uniforms, shoes, school bags and learning materials, as well as M’Lop’s education team monitoring her attendance daily.  She is now in Grade 3.

She loves drawing and playing sport, and when she grows up she would like to be a nurse and help improve the healthcare situation in her community.

M’Lop’s mobile library is an excellent referral point for thousands of children in the Sihanoukville area, processing daily referrals of children back into education and training and for medical services, which are also available to their carers.


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International Childcare Trust

Location: London - United Kingdom
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International Childcare Trust
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Meriel Flint
Fundraising & Marketing Manager
56-64 Leonard Street, London United Kingdom

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