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Education for 300 Urban Poor Children

by Sunshine Cambodia
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children
Education for 300 Urban Poor Children

Project Summary Sunshine Cambodia (SC) works in five urban poor communities in Phnom Penh. SC’s project supports 350 poor children and youth, especially girls, to have self-confidence, to enjoy and to exercise their rights, to access education, to receive knowledge and skills. They are also prevented and protected from any kind of abuse, violence, trafficking, and exploitation. Through this project children and youth are equipped to be active actors and leaders for their family and community. We are encouraged to many boys, girls, youth have shown they are improving. Actually, many of them have got knowledge and skills. Some are studying at university and some have jobs. SC’s project also works with their parents for improving their full responsibilities for their family living conditions and their children’s studies. Through our project, some families managed to run a small business and have jobs, while some of them bought some necessary stuff for their family’s needs. Additionally, they also show that they care for their children regarding study and health. The support that brings smile to their children and hope to poor family “Before, my son dropped out of this course. Then, I explained and encouraged him again and again. As a result, he decided to restart this course. He almost finishes the course now, I think. I am very happy about this,” Makara said happily. Makara, Sochea’s father, 50, lives in Tropaing Anchanh village. He rents a shop for his business. Sunshine Cambodia supports his family and one of his sons, Socheat. His family received start-up capital from Sunshine Cambodia’s project to improve their business. His job is to repair motorbike and to sell motorbike accessories, gasoline, and soft drink. His business has grown from time to time. He can make a sufficient income for his family's daily expenses and his children’s study. “I will try my best to run my business, even though it may face some challenges. I want to improve my family living standards. I hope I can save some money for my family and for reserving for any challenging in my business and family,” said Makara. His wife stopped working at the factory. They have started working together in their shop now. This brings them a good relationship. They also have time to take care of their children and follow up on their studies. They always encourage their children to study hard for their future. Mr. Makara sent his son to study mechanism at PSE. Now he almost finishes that course. “Honestly, I am tired because I have to stay in my shop day and night. Sometimes, it was a hot day and made me feel tired. However, I am very happy because I have a good income for supporting my family, especially, my children. I also can repay to the bank. I would like to express my gratitude to Sunshine Cambodia and donors who support my family and children. Your support has brought hope to my family and smile to my children,” Makara said. During our visit, Ly, one of his sons, who is Socheat’s brother said that “I am happy that my father always encourages and motivated me to study. Once, I quitted my study at PSE. From that moment, my parents always explained to me about my future and some challenges in life. Then, I decided to restart my course again. Now, I almost finish that course. I am very happy because I have a good study result now”.

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Sreiya is doing homework

Project Summary

Sunshine Cambodia (SC) has worked in five urban poor communities in Phnom Penh. SC’s project supports 350 poor children and youth, especially girls, to have self-confidence, to enjoy and to exercise their rights, to access education, to receive knowledge and skills. They are also prevented and protected from any kind of abuse, violence, trafficking, and exploitation. Moreover, through this project children and youth are equipped to be active actors and leaders for their family and community.

At the same time, SC’s project has worked with their parents for promoting and improving their full responsibilities for their family living conditions and their children’s studies. Apart from this, the project has engaged the participation of the legal duty bearers such as teachers, local authorities and the Community Committee of Women and Children (CCWC) to involve in protecting and preventing the children from any kinds of abuse and harm.

We are encouraged to many boys, girls, youth and their families have shown they are improving. Actually, many of them have got knowledge and skills. Some are studying at university and some have jobs. Through our project we also see some families managed to run a small business and have jobs, while some of them bought some necessary stuff for their family’s needs. Additionally, they also show that they care for their children regarding study and health.

A story of a girl: The support that brings a girl back to school

Sreiya, 11, studies in grade 5 at a primary school. She lives with her parents in Tropaing Anchanh village. Her father is a construction worker, and her mother sells sugar cane juice on the street side. Previously, she did not want to study. She missed her class very often. We had a conversation with Sreiya during the children’s club, and she told us many things about her past. “Once, I wanted to stop studying. I did not want to go to class. Sometimes, I told my mother that I got sick or headache when I did not want to go to my class. Sometimes, I told her that I already asked my friend to ask for permission from my teacher not to go to school. I miss class many times at that time so I did not get a good school result. My mother went to meet my teacher at school, then, she knew that I missed class very often. She was upset, but she still encouraged and explained to me many things about the importance of the study. SC’s staff also encouraged me about this and my plan in the future.” Sreiya said.

“My daughter missed her class very often. She did not go to school. She was lazy sometimes. When she didn’t want to go to school, she told me that she got sick or headache. She told me like this,” her mother said. Truly, her mother wants her to study and have a good job when she grows up. Her mother discussed with SC’s staff many times to find a way to encourage Sreiya since she was selected into SC’s project in 2018.

As a result, Sreiya shows her improving and changing. Her attitude and habit of laziness also changed remarkably. She built a good relationship with other children and has fun in club. This makes her mother very happy. Her mother said, “My daughter goes to study regularly now. She gets a good school result too. This makes me very proud of her and happy too. I am thankful for SC’s staff who always encourages and motivates my daughter.” She also shared her dream while we had a conversation with her during that time. “Now I try very hard to study. I go to study regularly. I want my dream to come true. I want to work in a bank. I like the children’s club. It makes me happy and brings me many friends. I am very happy that Sunshine Cambodia supports my family and my study.”

Children are cleaning the community
Children are cleaning the community
Children initiate to donate rubbish bins
Children initiate to donate rubbish bins
Cleaning Day Campaign in Community and School
Cleaning Day Campaign in Community and School

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Let's hear the story from a sponsored child to see how her life changed.

Sreynit is 17 years old and in grade 10th of Baktuk High School. She is a single daughter in the family. Her father is a security and her mother is a factory worker. 

She mentioned that "Before, I did not have courage in my family and in the classroom. I was scared to tell my parents about the result of the study and any problems. In my class, I did not dare to raise my hand when answering questions. I do not have enough money to pay for extra tuition fees, so I have not learned a mathematic, chemistry. That is why, my study result was not well at grade 6th and 7th. One day my friend told me about Sunshine Cambodia (SC), who supports to her school supplies/materials, school uniforms and paid her school fees."

However, when she was selected into SC program since 2017, everything is different from previous time. SC provides her school supplies/materials and school uniforms and we paid her school fees and extra tuitions fees with private school.

She added "through these supports and help from SC and staff, now I have an opportunity to study extra class in Mathematic and chemistry as other friends and SC staff and my parents always encourage me to study hard both at school and home and they also do follow-up with my study result. In addition, I myself study hard at School and home. I also have an opportunity to attend Youth’s club with other friends. So in the Youth’s club I also have learned many topics from SC staff in which related to me as well as child’s rights, health and hygiene and child abuse etc. Through Youth’s club it makes me increase my knowledge, attitude and courage. Firstly, now I have knowledge, courage and self-confidence to raise my hand when answering questions in the classroom. Secondly, I dare to tell about my study result and any problems to my parents. When they saw my study result, they were very excited and very appreciated. Actually, I passed a bachelor's degree (Grade 9th). I’m really proud of my study result. Finally, I would like to thank SC and staff and my parents always support and encourage me."

Thanks for listening to her story and your support to make her life better.

Be Blessed,

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Mr. NOP Channy

Director

Sunshine Cambodia (SC)

Tel: 012 500 955/ 012 924 201

E-mail: director@sunshinecambodia.org

Or nopchanny@gmail.com

SC’s FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/welikesunshine

SC's Instagram: Sunshine Cambodia 

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Project Overview: 

The project is designed to assist children and youth, especially girls, from five urban poor communities in Phnom Penh to have self-confidence, to enjoy and to exercise their rights towards the moral and legal duty bearers. This project is also to assist their parents to take their full responsibilities for their family living conditions and their children’s studies.Besides, the project has engaged the participation of the legal duty bearers such as teachers, local authorities and Community Committee of Women and children in order to protect and prevent children from any kind of abuse and harm.

Through the project children and youth are equipped to be the active actors and leaders for their family and community. They are also prevented and protected from abuse, violence, and exploitation. Moreover, they have shown that they are improving from time to time. Actually, they accessed to education, received knowledge and skills. Some of our children/youth are studying at the university and some even get jobs. Some of our children/youth are studying at the university and some even get jobs.  Apart from this, some families run a small business, while some of them bought some necessary stuff for their family’s needs.

Let's hear a story from a girl, Thavry!

“I want to be a teacher in the future. This is because I love this job and I want to teach.” – said by Thavry who is a 12-year-old girl and is studying at grade 5 in Tuol Sophea Khuon primary school. Thavry was selected into Sunshine Cambodia’s project in 2014.

Nowadays, she lives with her mother and her grandma at Prey Tea village, Phnom Penh. She has 3 brothers. Her mother is a factory worker. They moved from Battambong province and settled down in Phnom Penh in 2013, while her father is still living in their homeland. Her mother, therefore, has full responsibility for the family and has to work very hard every day for their daily food, renting a living room and children’s studies, etc.

Previously, Thavry was a quiet, shy and non-talkative girl. Actually, she was a not brave girl and did not like playing with other children. Her study was not good too. She also acknowledges these. “Last time, I dared not to raise my hand up in order to ask my teacher or to answer any question in class. I didn’t have many friends. Some friends looked down on me. This was because my studies’ result was not good,” she said.

However, Thavry is different now. She is a brave girl. She raises her hand to answer and ask her teacher in her class and children’s club. Moreover, she has many friends and likes playing with them. Interestingly, she became a good student. “Actually, I’ve tried very hard to study and go to school regularly. I get the first or the second place in my class mostly. Before some of my friends looked down on me, but now they value me. This is because I help and teach some of my friends who have poor studies result and do not understand the lessons well. This makes me happy, and now I have a very good relationship with all of my friends.” She said. When asking her about her dream for the future she continued that, “I hope when I finish my study my dream will come true. Actually, I want to be a teacher in the future. This is because I love this job and I want to teach.”

At home, Thavry is also a good girl. She helps her mother and grandma doing housework and always listen to their advice. Her house looks clean and they are healthy as well. When we visited her family her grandma told us that, “Thavry has grown a lot. She listens to my advice and helps us doing housework when she is free. She informs us whenever she goes out or goes to school. We are very happy to see her growing.”

 

Let's hear another story from a father of the children, Mr. Taing.

As many as people settled down in Phnom Penh for looking for a job, Mr. Taing, 53, and his family moved to Phnom Penh long ago. Nowadays, he is a Tuk-tuk driver and his wife is a chef. That time his family was in the great need. Moreover, his wife is sick mostly until now. This has been affected his family living condition and children’s study. For years, he couldn’t find a good job for he has very low knowledge. His family had gone through many challenges such as children study, daily food, accommodation and the sickness of wife, etc. That time he tried to look for a center for his children to study.

My family has been supporting by Sunshine Cambodia, especially my children’s study. SC’s staff always encourage me and give ideas for improving my family living standard.” He said. Actually, they have gone through many difficulties and obstacles for improving their family living condition. He continued that “Our family has improved from time to time. I used to be a motor-taxi driver. I saved some money with a plan to buy a Tuk-Tuk. Later, I decided to lend the rest of the money from a bank to buy a Tuk-Tuk. This Tuk-Tuk helps me to make more daily income. Though my wife mostly gets sick, and we had to repay our debt monthly, I always saved little money with another plan. I wanted to have my own house. When I repaid all my debt that I lent to buy my Tuk-Tuk, I decided to lend the bank one again. This time was to build my house for I already have a small piece of land. Now we have our own house after so many years of saving and planning. However, I need to repay to the bank monthly.”

Through our visit to his house and a long dialogue with him, we learned that his family has much improvement regarding their living condition. Besides, we also learned that he has a strong commitment and support to his son studies. “I am happy to see my son, Kimhong, has tried hard to study and is reaching his life goal. I always ask him about his study and let him study without any disrupt. Moreover, I have an available room for him to study.”

Now his family is much better than before. His income is able to send his wife to the hospital and to buy medicine for her monthly. Moreover, he always spends some times to take care of his wife. Their relationship is stronger than before. They have time to talk and discuss with one another about their future plan and children study.

 

Thank you very  much for yourntime to read and support us!

Best Regards,

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Mr. NOP Channy

Director

Sunshine Cambodia (SC)

Tel: 012 500 955/ 012 924 201

E-mail: director@sunshinecambodia.org

Or nopchanny@gmail.com

SC’s FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/welikesunshine

SC's Instagram: Sunshine Cambodia 

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Family received relief support
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A Children's Club
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Sokheng
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Let's have a read on our short report from the project where you have donated your money to.

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Thank you very much for your kindness and partnership with us.

Best regards,

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Mr. NOP Channy

Director

Sunshine Cambodia (SC)

Tel: 012 500 955/ 012 924 201

E-mail: director@sunshinecambodia.org

Or nopchanny@gmail.com

SC’s FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/welikesunshine

SC's Instagram: Sunshine Cambodia 

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Sunshine Cambodia (SC) is working with 350 children from 240 families who live in five urban poor communities in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Through our project children were supported to attend formal education in both state and private schools. Moreover, they received school materials and extra tuition for extra courses such as English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Khmer and computer skills.

Besides, SC’s staff conduct the children’s, youth’s and parents’ club with various topics that relevant to their lives and families. The project’s staff work directly with both fathers and mothers by spending their time with them to do a home visit. Through this we have provided parenting skills, vocational and Micro Enterprise Development (MED) training, start-up capital, as well as emergency relief to those families.

We are encouraged to many boys, girls, youth and their family have shown they are improving. Actually, many of them have got knowledge and skills. Some are studying at university and some have jobs. Through our project we also see some families managed to run a small business and have jobs. Moreover, some of them bought some necessary stuff for their family’s needs.

Actually, there are many good things have happened in their lives. We see their smile, joy and the change of their attitude, behaviour, and life.

Here is a testimony of Sokheng, a 13 years old girl, who lives in Prey Tea village. She studies in Toul Sophea Khoun primary school and is in grade 6. She has 2 sisters and 1 brother; her parents are factory workers. She told us about her changes with smile that “last time, I did not know and understand about ‘child’s rights’. Then, in 2014, I was selected into SC’s program. Then, I attended children’s clubs, where I learned many good lessons such as the child’s rights, health and hygiene, and child abuse, etc. Now, I know and understand clearly about the 4 basics of child’s rights. I can talk at home with my parents or at school with my teachers if they abuse my rights. I dare to talk with my parents about the child’s rights. I also shared about this lesson, child’s rights, with my friends in class. Regarding hygiene, I always care for my personal hygiene. I, regularly, brush my teeth, take bath, wash my hands, and clean my clothes”.

Sokheng's family
Sokheng's family
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Other friends of Sokheng
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Sunshine Cambodia

Location: Phnom Penh - Cambodia
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