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Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A child sponsorship report from Phnom Penh in Cambodia. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Dear sponsor,

We hope that this letter finds you, your whole family and friends in good health! We are glad to share you with the information and activities concerning our beautiful village during the last six months

Up to now, we have provided such a warming family with love to 130 children within bright future from our careful indication. They have been provided with all necessary needs so they always feel belong to their family. They can later overcome the trauma of losing their previous environment, family and friends from where they come. They all found in SOS Children’s Villages Phnom Penh where regarding as a loving home for children. The youngest child is 8 months old and the oldest one is 22 years old. There are 7 girl youths who are studying at university, those subject are Medical Doctor, Accounting, Law, Rural Development, Rubber and Banking.

On the 1st of June, the International Children’s Day in morning all our SOS children participated in the event we prepared  question relate to the articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child  and they were distributed among the children to respond the answer. The children who can answer right answer to got award. It was excited experience which all children will be bearing in mind for long. On that day in afternoon the children went a joint entertaining activity was arranged in Dreamland where amusement park it is actually a great place for children and their families to spend time, especially at the playground. Other activities like 4D rooms, roller-skating, racing cars, a roller coaster, thus they tremendously enjoyed a day at Dreamland.

This year our nursery is having the total number of 119 pupils (74 students are female). Eleven of our SOS children are attending the nursery of whom 5 girls.  Our nursery is now running two shifts: morning and afternoon. We provide 34 pupil scholarships for poor children from neighborhood. For strengthening the quality of education, our nursery have been invested deeply in the formal education which is strongly followed the National Curriculum including some extra curriculum of SOS nursery. Moreover, children are effectively protected and taken care in physical and mental activities based on child’s rights protection policy. Thus guardian’s students appreciate and admire on visible results after long study with us.

This year SOS School Phnom Pen starts functioning in the high school in grade 10 to 12. Actually we are also having two shifts in our schools with total number of student reaching 264 of whom 71 are from SOS children. To improve teaching quality our teachers are needed to take some training course at least twice a year. However, school has closely worked with the department of municipality of education youth and sport so that some training courses have been provided in order to update national curriculum. The debate club is established in the high School in order to find out what they really need in their studies so that a weekly meeting is regularly used as a round table talking in order to fulfill insufficient need which is required by some students. Moreover, the school teachers clearly understand each student’s situation in the way they are learning and providing appropriate approach to students. We underline the good work of our teachers and student leading to our success during this year National Exams for entrance High School. Out of 53 were successful and 3 students failed this exam level out of 27 candidates.

On behalf of all the children and the whole SOS organization we would like to express our gratitude and sincerely thank for your kindness and your continuous help and support toward our children's wellbeing. 

SOS Children's Village Cambodia