Holistic community care…
Connecting with families is crucial for the children’s wellbeing. In a recent visit by Jun and SoHee Kim to HADA, they eagerly spoke of Bridge of Hope’s (BOH) plans to enhance their community care program by building relationships with families and ultimately improving the children’s program.
Home visitations and medical support are the first steps in understanding how best to support the children, their families, and the greater community in Siem Reap, Cambodia. To further evaluate their service, staff meet with the parents monthly to discuss progress and any unmet needs. To facilitate this, the main cook Sorphea has been appointed as the coordinator of this program and is doing very well.
Currently, all BOH children receive 2 meals per school day. The rice sponsorship program continues to provide rice for 21 families once a month as funds are available…estimated cost per distribution is between US $250 to $300. This program and its recipients will be re-evaluated once the house visitations are complete.
‘Crisis lifting food package supplying program’ provides food to families in extreme situations and will be continued as specially designated donations are received.
School is back…
In November, BOH reopened after the second long Covid-19 closure. In February 2022, there were 16 local staff, 92 families and 110 children enrolled. The enrolments are less than expected due to work shortages in Siem Reap related to the effects of the airport closure on tourism and other businesses. Even with the current number the school needs a larger children’s playground.
The school’s daily schedule is now back in full swing. A monthly soccer program has been introduced and well received.
How can you help?
To help improve the lives of the impoverished children and their families at BOH in Siem Reap and ensure the continuation of the rice program and crisis lifting food packages, please click on the “Donate to this Project” on the right sidebar. Thank you.