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Improving Dorms at Child Protection Shelter

byErika Clary

  • $600.00

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  • $600.00

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  • 20

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4 rooms

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About This Project:

We’ve seen when students have battered sleeping quarters, their participation in the classroom lessens due to lethargy, and their academic growth stagnates.

One of our projects is a shelter for girls rescued from sexual abuse and domestic violence. It is home to 20 girls between 11-19. Having a safe place to live with loving teachers and caregivers has made a huge difference in their lives. It is our goal that by creating a comfortable dorming area, the girls will once again be able to sleep well.

The shelter was damaged when monsoon winds created pressure between the roof and the second floor ceiling knocking down ceiling panels in 4 of the bedrooms. We’ve recently sealed up the gaps where the wind was coming in. We now hope to repair the damaged ceiling before the rains begin again this year. Additionally, the foam mattresses we originally provided for the shelter have been used by scores of girls and are now waterlogged. We would like to get new foam mattresses for each of the beds…20 in all.

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About Family Care Cambodia (FCC):

Founded in 2002, FCC is recognized by the Cambodian government with MOUs from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Education, Youth and Sports. Our activities include: Translation, production and distribution of children’s books.—Assisting shelter for minor girls, rescued from sexual exploitation and domestic violence. We provide English, computer and art classes; rice and cooking gas monthly and weaving looms and sewing machines for vocational training. We built and maintain a second story with bedrooms and lavatories.—At a primary school in Siem Reap, we built and furnished an IT lab, teacher’s office, 3-classroom school building and student lavatories. 300+ students benefit from our English, computer and sports training.— Assisting a village school in Kampong Speu province, for 57 children without access to a public school.—Operating a Hostel for 20 rural boarding students, earning their post graduate degrees.—Assisting the annual Cambodian Special Olympic Games.—Daily English lessons for Sen Srok slum community.