Cambodian's Children's House of Peace, CCHP
Cambodian Children's House of Peace is a residential home for 30 children between the ages of 7 and 18, and which provides shelter, food, clothing, education, health care, recreation, arts, moral development and all the other things children need to grow and develop into proper citizens.
The children come from the very poor countryside villages of Siem Reap Province, which lack sufficient resources for school, both as a community and within the families. Most children have one and a few have both surviving parents and some are orphaned or abandoned. There are usually many children in a family, which adds to the burden of adequately providing for them. Forty percent of the population is under the age of 18! Cambodia is still recovering from the devastation of the Khmer Rouge era, which ran from 1975-79, but then continued as a civil war until 1993. Virtually every family lost members to starvation, illness, and torture and execution during this reign of terror.
Our staff personally witness the transformation of the children from waif to thriving, happy and healthy in just a matter of weeks. The surviving parents and guardians from their extended families are so grateful for the support, assistance and education of their children. They visit and telephone because they really love and care for their children. During the school holidays, the children also go back to their families, who look after them as well as they can with their limited resources.
CCHP is a Local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered with The Royal Government of Cambodia (No. 294/SorChorNor, dated 12 December 2008)
At CCHP, the small amount of USD$5 could provide an entire week's worth of meat/fish or vegetables for one child.
We welcome all visitors to CCHP! The best time to visit us is on Sunday evenings, when we our children perform the traditional Khmer dance. We are very proud of their performances and they are excited to see many guests attend their show.
If you are unable to visit us on Sunday evenings, then you are welcome to visit at other times but we ask that you adhere to the follow certain guidelines (i.e. organise visit in advance, wear modest clothes, ask prior to taking photos, treat children with respect and use appropriate language, always be accompanied by staff member, refrain from smoking) for the protection of our children.
Please contact [email protected] to oragnise a suitable time to visit us!
What To Bring
- White rice / condiments (soy sauce, fish sauce, chilli sauce, palm sugar, spice and garlic); School supplies (note books, school bags, pens, pencils, rulers, erasers); English story reading books / resource books; Clothing & shoes suitable to children in Cambodia (8 - 18 years old).
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