Cambodia is a very young society. A commitment to human rights is enshrined in the Cambodian Constitution, and the Kingdom of Cambodia is a signatory to all nine core human rights treaties. However, over 30 years of political and civil unrest has made Cambodia one of the most vulnerable countries in the world. And so, by extension, Cambodian children are some of the most vulnerable children in the world. Nearly 600,000 children have been orphaned due to AIDS, malnutrition, or poverty.
In the face of such staggering numbers, we are honored to be making a difference in 3 separate provinces within Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Pursat, and Sensok.
Our work began in 2002, and we set out to make an impact wherever we found open doors. We currently have 3 children's homes with over 35 children in our care - many of whom are finding stability for the first time in their lives. Our partner and on-site overseer, Sinath EK, supervises all three locations and has dedicated his life to ensuring that each child not only has a roof over their head but also a loving family environment where they can reach their full potential. It is in these types of environments where a child's destiny can be rewritten and the next generation can grow up to be a catalyst for change within their nation.