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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

Greeting from Sunshine Cambidia!

Merry Christmas!

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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A girl received gift

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
Family received relief support
A Family Visit
A Family Visit
A Children's Club
A Children's Club
Children at Public School
Children at Public School
A Child's Club Activity
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Sokheng
Sokheng

Dear our beloved frineds and sponsores,

Hope this E-mail will find you well and blessed!

Let's have a read on our short report from the project where you have donated your money to.

Hope you enjoy reading this and feel motivated.

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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Children's club activity
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Chhailek's smiling with our T-shirt
Chhailek's smiling with our T-shirt

Hi my friend!

Hope this report will find you well and blessed.

Let you ready the stories of changes from the children who you have donated money to help them.

Hope you enjoy reading and be inspired. 

Thanks for your support!

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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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Let's hear from Chhailek...

Chhailek is 10 years old and in 4th grade of Toul Sophea Khoun primary school. He is an orphan and now he lives with his foster mother who is a widow. He comes from Prey Veng province. Currently he lives with his foster mother in Prey Tea village, Sangkat Chomchao, Phnom Penh city and his mother is a tailor. His mother said that” before my family met many problems and challenges. Firstly, I had financial problem because I worked alone to support the whole family both daily food, room fee and Chhailek’s study. Secondly, ChhaiLek is a quiet boy and lazy student and he does not love talking and playing with other friends in the class because he is not brave boy. Finally, Chhailek’s behavior is not good in the family. It means that he did not respect and obey me. When he went to somewhere with someone, he did not tell or inform me who is mother in advance. So I always looked for him every time. All of these it really made me feel so disappointed with him.”
After Chhailek was selected into SC program on 03rd June, 2014, he learns many topics from SC’s club and teachers such as child’s rights, health and personal hygiene, good morality and self-confidence etc. During the club ChhaiLek also joins activities with SC teachers and his friends as well as bible study, singing, dancing, watching cartoon movies, painting, playing game and group discussion etc. and SC teachers always encourage him to study hard and join all activities with his friend. SC teachers also visit Chhailek’s family regularly to do follow up with his study and daily livelihood so on. “All of these support and help from SC and teachers, it really contributes to make Chhailek change a lots.” His mother said.
Chhailek said happily that “I am so happy that now I changed a lot from my previous bad habits, behavior and personality. Firstly, now I showed more respect and obedience to my mother as well as my aunt and uncle. I always informed my mother in advance whenever I go to somewhere so that she will not too concern about me. I started to study harder by reading books both at school and home. As a result, my study’s result is better now. Secondly, I have good morality and bravery. Now I am an active boy. I love talking, playing, involving activities at school and club. In addition, I also helped my mother to do the house works when I am free from studying. Finally, I have good personal hygiene both at home and school. I always took a bath and brushes my teeth regularly, so I go to school and SC’s club with clean clothes and uniform.’’

 

Let's hear from Rachana..

Rachana, 9, lives in Stoeung Mean Chey with her mother. She has a brother; he is 17. Her mother sells vegetables at Daem Kor market. She is now in grade 3. She was a coward girl. Previously, she did not share any of her problems to other, even to her mother.

However, after she attends children’s club this year; she has learned many things regarding the child’s rights. During our visit to her house, we are told by her mother that she is brave now. “She told me her issues at school; sometimes, her friends said some bad words to her, she informed her teacher.” Her mother said.

Last time, though I was not well or got sick, and I could not go to school, I dared not tell my mother. Now, I tell my problems to my mother. I feel happy. I love my study; I want to be an accountant.” Rachana said. “Actually, her school result’s is very good now. She goes to school regularly. She loves her studies very much. Moreover, she helps me to do housework.” Her mother added.

 

Let's hear from Sovanrima..

A girl named Sovanrima, 14, who is in grade 9 and lives in Tropaing Anchanh village. She has 3 sisters; her father is a police officer and her mother is a housewife. We are told that before she had not a good school result. “Before my study at public school was not good. I was a lazy student and did not study very hard both at school and at home. I did not care about my study, especially, math. I, therefore, could not catch up the lesson well. My parents also did not encourage me to study hard; they did not care about my study. Moreover, my family has not enough money for me to study the extra classes. As a result, my school result was not really good,” she said.

A significant change happened in her life concerning her studies. She becomes a good student when she has received support from SC such as school supplies/materials, uniforms, and extra tuition fees. She has hope and willing to study hard for her future. “Now I am able to catch up my lessons well both English and math. My school result is good now comparing to the previous time,” Sovanrima added. Nowadays she also teaches English to children at a private school as a part-time teacher. She gets 40$ per month from her teaching. She wants to be a doctor in the future.

 

On behalf of them, we would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR DONATION to support them.

A girl reading the book at child's club
A girl reading the book at child's club
Rachan's smiling
Rachan's smiling
Children received toothpaste and brushes
Children received toothpaste and brushes
Sovarima with our T-shirt
Sovarima with our T-shirt

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Somaly, a sponsored student at university.
Somaly, a sponsored student at university.

Warm and Sunny Christmas Greetings to all our sponsors, donors and Sunshine friends!

Whether you’ve only recently signed on, or have been supporting Sunshine families for many years, this update comes with much love and appreciation from all those on the receiving end of your kindness.

5 ways your gifts have made a real impact this past year….

1. THANK YOU from Somaly ...

Sponsorship money is supporting Somaly to attend University, where she is in her second year. July was a good month for her ...

She was offered a position as (part-time) hotel receptionist!

Why is that a big deal? It means Somaly is now able to generate (much needed) income for herself and her family, whilst still continuing with her studies.  

To be in this position (both work and study-wise), is the stuff of dreams when you’ve started life where Somaly did.

We are so proud of her. She is so grateful to you.

 

2. THANK YOU from Rachana...

Rachana is 9 years old and in Grade 3. She is now the proud owner of a beautiful shiny new bike, which she uses to get to school and Sunshine Kids Club.

The bike was not a gift. She had to save, and then Sunshine subsidised her purchase. It’s a great achievement for Rachana and all Sunshine families who manage to save, something that’s not possible when living “hand to mouth”.

 

3. THANK YOU from Mrs Somhoeun ...

Mrs Somhoeun is a widower with 2 children (Vandy and Liza) on the Sunshine programme.

Recently she was in a motor bike accident and unable to work. Whilst Sunshine focuses on hand "ups" (rather than "outs"), there are times when families face genuine crises and need extra help.

Mrs Somhoeun, Liza and Vandy are so grateful for the emergency aid, kindness and compassion shown to them during their recent crisis.

 

 

4.THANK YOU from all 350 sponsored Sunshine kids and youth ...

Their Christmas has arrived early!

These boxes are full of books, pens and pencils, purchased with your donor dollars.

Each year in November, the kids are issued with their school supplies for the school year ahead. It’s a glorious day for the kids, as well as staff - who get to play “Santa”.

 

 

5. THANK YOU from Sunshine’s newest fifth community ...

Access to education and clean drinking water are “givens” for our own kids but were not for Sunshine’s newest children. Thank you to all who’ve stepped up to support this community.

THANK YOU from Sreyvan (9 years old), and all the other kids who now have access to clean drinking water ...

 


... and from these 3 students (and all the other Sunshine kids from Community 5), now proudly making their way to school every day.

Thank you again for all of your gifts – large and small.

They have not ended up in the garbage.

Rather, they have brought Blessing, New Life and New Beginnings.   

 

 

Merry Christmas one and all!

Sunshine staff, governing board of director, and families join together in wishing you every blessing this Christmas season and for the New Year ahead.

 

With very grateful hearts,


Channy NOP
Director of Sunshine Cambodia

Somaly works part time as a receptionist
Somaly works part time as a receptionist
Rchana is very happy with her new bike.
Rchana is very happy with her new bike.
Mrs. Samhoeun received emergency relief support
Mrs. Samhoeun received emergency relief support
The girl is happy with her new school supplies.
The girl is happy with her new school supplies.
They are happy with new school supplies.
They are happy with new school supplies.
Sreyvan uses water filter offer by Sunshine
Sreyvan uses water filter offer by Sunshine
The girls are walking to school.
The girls are walking to school.
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Sunshine Staff

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Location: Phnom Penh - Cambodia
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