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Child Sponsorship Report 2010, from Siem Reap, Cambodia


A child sponsorship report from Siem Reap in Cambodia. Written in 2010.

Dear sponsor,
It is my pleasure to write to you and tell you more about the life at the SOS Children’s Village Angkor Siem Reap. We hope you enjoy reading and knowing more about the families and their lives at the village.
Children from SOS Children’s Village Siem Reap
Up to date we have provided a family to 165 children who 8 of them
have been embraced this year, Malina, Ratha, Raksa, Reasmey, Ty,
Sokheng, Senheng and Touch. 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 environment, friends and family
from where they come. They all have found in the SOS Children’s Village
Angkor Siem Reap a loving home. The youngest child is about three year
and the oldest girl is eighteen years old. We organise Karate-Do
Training Programme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The grade
examination for 2009 of Karate-Do was held on December 17, 2009 at the
village. Simultaneously the result 54 children were upgraded to brown
belt. And we have also been organising Khmer Traditional Dance every
Sunday.
The Youth House is now home for 23 youths. These youths have
benefited adequate training from their various mothers at the village.
The continuous psycho-social support from youth leader and other
co-workers has helps them to develop self confidence and better life
skills. One youth has moved to Phnom Penh to study Engineering at
National Training Institute in the capital Phnom Penh  and other 22
youths are in high school and secondary. At weekends they visit their SOS mothers and
siblings.  In the SOS Vocational Training Centre Angkor Siem Reap there
are 23 teenagers that are facing the same challenge. They have chosen
different skills. Until now, there are 92 boys who graduated from our
Vocational Training Centre and have already got employment.
The SOS School
and SOS Nursery Angkor Siem Reap are at the next to door of the
village.  The SOS School and Nursery provides education to our children
and the children from the neighbourhood. At the SOS Nursery you can
hear children laughing in every group. This is a place which is never
quiet! Up to 105 children between the ages 3-6 attend SOS Nursery. The
availability of suitable classrooms, game 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.
The mothers and Aunts from the SOS Children’s Village are regularly
receiving literacy training Programme in order to help reinforce their
level of understanding, improving their work and responsibilities and
allowing them to better support their children’s care and education.
They also received training on the SOS Village manual and Child
Protection Policy for better understanding.
In order to make children more interested in their life, we always
promote their developments, activities and events which organized
within and outside the village.
On April 26th there was an event to commemorate 24th anniversary
Ceremony of the founder Hermann Gmeiner. We invited the monks and
offered the food to all the monks. We prayed and dedicated the food to
the spirit of the founder Hermann Gmeiner on that day.
On the 1st June, International Children’s Day a joint entertaining
activity was arranged at SOS Nursery in village. All mothers, children
and co-workers participated in the event. All the children get up early
to made up and dress up neatly. All children enjoyed playing with many
games such as banana eating competition, pair running competition and
dancing game competition. There were many questions relating to the
rights of the children are prepared for the children. They can answer
all the questions. The children also received the gifts from the
committee. They all were joyful and know well about the International
Children’s Day. 
During the summer vacation, the children in SOS Children’s Village
Angkor Siem Reap visited Kamping Pouy lake which located about 35
killometre western of Battambang Provincial town and about 215
killometre from Siem Reap Province. Kamping Pouy is the site of both
recreational lake and a massive hand-build stretching between two
hills. As the value of nature we can see the lotus and the rice field
gathering around it. Moreover, they could relax with a traditonal hut
and arranged the picnic food. Fifteen minute after finishing lunch,
they took daved and threw the water each other. Therefore all the
children and mothers were really enjoyed with thier value vacation and
kept all memories along with them back home. they wish to visit there
again in the nearest future.
Your kind help enables us to do work. Therefore on behalf of all us
I would like to thank you and convey our gratitude and appreciation. 
Yours Sincerely
Mrs. Meas Mala
Senior Co-worker Sponsorship
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