Currently around 80 boarders aged between 6 and 19 years live in our children’s home in Battambang. During schooltime around a further 90 children join the home additionally. The headmaster receives up to 50 applications daily for new entries. Due to lack of capacity these entries must be refused.
The HIV-percentage is approximately 65%. Many students have been infected since their birth.
The boat which you can see in the photos below serves for the practical training in the subject “fishing”.
The new school building which you can see in the photos is only a small beginning of the ongoing project of modernization and enlargement of the children’s home.
Currently there are two classrooms available. One for boys and one for girls, which also serve as dormitories.
Like about 80% of the children and teenagers, the head of the children’s home himself is also an orphan. He lost his parents in the massacre of the Khmer Rouge. Approximately 3 million people were murdered in Cambodia during this time