Update for child sponsors from the SOS Children's Village Phnom Penh, Cambodia from Summer 2008
22 Apr 2009
Source: SOS Children's Village
With great pleasure we would like to share with you the latest happenings and recent developments that have taken place in the SOS Children’s Village Phnom Penh during the last 6 months. Without donations from the supporters our work would be impossible, and every money we are given is a great help towards the work we do.
A half years SOS Children’s Village Phnom Penh has been a home for 165 children among whom 125 are presently under our care in the Village. Currently, two Youth facilities are functioning nearby the village. 20 youngsters are living in the I Youth Facility, 20 youngsters in the II Youth facility where they still study at high school. At the SOS Nursery School inside the village you can hear children laughing in every group. The SOS Nursery School is attended by children from the community as well as from the SOS Children's Village. This is a place which is never quiet! Up to 120 children between the age 3-6 attend SOS Nursery School, out of them 11 are from SOS Village and 24 scholarship students whose family absolutely poor. The availability of suitable classrooms, games and toys ensures that the children are given the optimum conditions for developing their social, intellectual and creative skills and they are prepared for the primary school.
To make children’s life more interesting, purposeful and to promote their development a lot of activities and events are organized within as well as out of the Village. Education was the challenging part in the working process of children development program. We prepared for activities to educate our children. All our children from grade 3 to grade 8 were started reading book such as school, histories, joke, proverb books in our SOS library in everyday work in order to improve their basic and social knowledge which was leaded by our educator. Therefore, our educators have trained directly and smoothly cooperation with SOS mother to training the children by each family in everyday work in order solving their education problem and others additional training.
Developments at Phnom Penh, Cambodia
In addition, our children tried very hard in learning from school and others additional training classes like sewing, dancing Karate-Do and football. We have two football teams that trained by Cambodia Federation football. For football, our children’s football team under 13 years old had matched with children’s football team from High School as a result, they won second prize. This match have organise by Cambodia Federation Football especially, out of them 03 were selected to National team and they joined Asian Football Confederation under 14 Festival 2008-South East Region which was held in Kota, Sabah-Malaysia from May 31, 2008 to June 07, 2008. Additional, Our 09 children have successful finished Karate-Do with black belt and 26 children were passed Karate exam from green to blue belt.
For sure you are pleased with the information and developments that took place in our Village during last 6 months. We hope that you will continue to sponsor our Village and witness how children grow up and turn into independent happy persons only thanks to your generosity and kind will. Helping children in need is the responsibility of all the people. Your generous contribution helps us make our vision a reality, enables us to provide children with hope and opportunity for a better tomorrow. Together we can let the children know that they are not forgotten and they are still in our hearts. On behalf of all the children and the whole SOS organization we would like to express our gratitude for your help and support.
Wishing you all the best
Mrs. Meas Mala