TLC Business sponsors Sreylim from Cambodia
You may already know that TLC Business supports ‘CamKids’, The Cambodian Children’s Charity. ‘CamKids’ is a development and relief organisation, dedicated to providing direct aid to children in Cambodia who are either poor or whose parents are not there for them: orphans, street children, children living in poor rural areas and children affected by natural disasters, such as flood or famine.
Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world. Crippled by decades of war, international embargoes, political instability and economic stagnation. The majority of the population live in rural areas, are poor and lack access to even the most basic services. With over half of the population under the age of 18 years, there are serious concerns for their economic and social well-being. Cambodia is one of the countries worst affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the impact on many households in human and financial terms is devastating.
‘CamKids’ work on a number of projects and programs to help the children of Cambodia. ‘Camkids’ opened the Who Will Village in 2008, the village is doing all it can to provide a fantastically stimulating, happy and safe home life for the poor or abandoned children of Cambodia. Many of the children have come from broken and underprivileged families and/or unsuitable, risky living conditions. A lot of importance is placed on fostering the children’s self worth and emotional needs and actively encouraging the children to be proud of who they are and to have dreams to aspire to. There are currently 46 children under the care of Who Will, ranging from 4-16 years old. The children all attend a local government school and also have English lessons once a day at the village.
This year the team here at TLC Business decided to help ‘CamKids’ further by sponsoring a child from the Who Will Village. Sreylim Ngeth is 11 years old and arrived at the village in 2009. Sreylim’s parents are incredibly poor farmers who cannot afford to look after their children. Social Services have established that it is in the best interests of Sreylim and her brother Chanrith to live at the Who Will Children’s Village.
Our donation will contribute towards the cost of Sreylim’s food, school uniform, medical expenses and her education. We will be raising money this year through various activities to help support Sreylim and the Who Will Village.
The team here at TLC Business are looking forward to seeing how Sreylim progresses over the next few years. To find out more about ‘Camkids’, click here.