Who We Are
The Goodwill Center was constructed in 2004 by Help the Cambodian Children, a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1101594). As we have grown we have also registered in Cambodia under the name Bomnong L’or, meaning “goodwill” in Cambodian.
Why We Are Needed
The majority of the children that attend our centre come from families that suffer from extreme hardship and live in very poor conditions, often with no access to clean drinking water or sanitation. Malnutrition in the area is common and families have little chance to escape the poverty they find themselves in. Most children do not have toys or games and therefore do not have any real concept of how to play and create things individually or as part of a team.
By providing the children with the opportunity to take part in the various activities our centre has to offer, it enables them to develop very important and necessary skills for their future. Our center is the only one of its kind in the area, where children can come to learn, take part in recreational activities and play in a safe environment. It has become a true focal point for the whole community.
How We Help
Open five days a week the Education and Recreation Programme, run by four dedicated Cambodian staff, include the following:
- Khmer and English lasses
- Nursery and Day Care
- Art and Craft classes
- IT lessons
- Sport and Team Building
- Government School Homework class (many of our children’s parents are illiterate making it hard for them to help at home)
Students and their families also gain access to our Medical and Nutritional Programmes which provide:
- A basic triage service at the center
- Costs of needed medications
- Referrals for students to free clinics when available
- Funds for visits to the state hospitals when needed
- Basic food packages to families most in need on a rotational basis
- Provide family and community advice in times of hardship