Boarding and Foster Families
This programme has been designed to help orphaned children or those for whom remaining with their families is too dangerous (risk of violence, rape, being sold or prostitution ...).
Some 170 students, more than half of them girls, benefit from the safety and security of the boarding facility in our Phnom Penh Centre. The youngest and those with siblings, about a hundred children, are cared for by foster families. Our social services team closely monitors them and pays the families for providing foster care.
The high cost of property in Phnom Penh has forced many families to leave the city. Thus, many of our children would not be able to continue their education at the centre.
To solve this problem, we built boarding facilities that now house nearly 300 students.
Children with disabilities
Foyer Source de Vie (the Centre for children with disabilities) opened in May 2013 and now offers 24-hour care for 18 children with multiple disabilities.
With support from staff specialists, children enjoy living conditions that ensure their safety, well-being and development, while maintaining ties with their families.
During the holidays, we take advantage of our vacated PSE facilities, to offer summer camps to a large number of children. This protects them from forced labour and ensures continuity.
Children are welcomed every day in August to participate in recreational activities in the three PSE centres and in our Community Centres in neighbouring districts and villages. The camps are staffed by Cambodian and young European volunteers