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Vee’s Path to Empowerment: Anjali House and Dreams of Innovation

Discover the incredible journey of Vee, a once-shy teenager from Siem Reap, Cambodia, whose life took a remarkable turn within the nurturing walls of Anjali House. At 14, Vee's world changed when he joined Anjali House through the Access Program, a gateway to critical English, computer, and soft skills supported by the US Embassy. Before his Anjali House days, Vee was a reserved individual, but under the guidance of mentors like Pheakdey and Poleang, he blossomed into a confident young man, fueled by a newfound passion for technology. His insatiable curiosity for how things worked found a home within the program, nurturing his aspirations to become an IT Read more

The Crucial Role of Creativity in Education: Our Dedication

In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, fostering problem-solving skills and nurturing creativity has become more critical than ever. As we hurtle towards an uncertain future, it's increasingly evident that traditional education systems, historically centered on literacy and numeracy, should place a greater emphasis on cultivating creativity in young minds. At Anjali House, we firmly believe that creativity deserves a central role in a child's education, especially because students often have limited access to creative outlets within conventional schooling. Why Creativity Matters in Education   The ubiquity of screens and the often prohibitive cost of creative supplies pose significant barriers to unlocking our students' creative potential. Nevertheless, we are committed to nurturing creativity in children because we believe it is essential to… Read more

An Internship Experience at Anjali House – Jade

Meet Jade! Hello! My name is Jade and I am from a beautiful archipelago in the Caribbean called Guadeloupe. Before coming to Anjali House, I was in Paris studying for my first year of a Master's degree in city planning. This internship at Anjali House took place during my summer vacation. Next, I am going back to France, after three incredible months, to finish my studies. Why Anjali House ? I came to Anjali House for a three month internship during my summer vacation. This summer, I wanted to visit Cambodia, get professional experience and be useful to others at the same time. I did research and talked with people who had lived in Siem Reap. A friend recommended me… Read more

Menstrual Health in Cambodia – The Green Flow Project

The Green Flow Project In July 2023, Anjali House opened their doors to a unique and innovative project: GreenFlow. This initiative includes workshops in sexual and reproductive health for girls, boys, parents/carers and teachers, with the aim of promoting empathy and understanding for students navigating through adolescence. The key educators for this initiative are Sovanvotey Hok, Founder of Green Lady Cambodia, and Dr Alissa Ambrose, a doctor from the UK with an interest in sexual health. Ms Sotheavy At, Founder of Think Plastic, conducted workshops targeted at plastic waste from sexual and reproductive health products. In total, nearly 100 kids and around 20 parents/ carers and teachers have taken part in a variety of workshops and activities over the course of three weeks. Feedback… Read more

A Family Move – Providing a Better Future for Her Daughters

Move from Kampong Chhnang Imagine moving to a new city, alone, with three young children. In 2012, this is what Bopha* did. This is her story and how her young family came to Anjali House. She left Kampong Chnang Province in 2012 to begin a new life and job in Siem Reap. She worked as a housekeeper for many years, struggling to provide for her three children. Her eldest daughter, Sonita*, started to work when she was young to help support the family as well.  “I dream that my children have a better life than me. To be able to study and get a good job.” Bopha, 52, is a single parent to three daughters. The youngest two, Vatey,19, and… Read more

A Volunteer Experience – Doriane

Meet Doriane Hi! My name is Doriane. I am from France. Before coming, I was volunteering in Poland as an English teacher. I volunteered Anjali House as a teacher assistant for the whole year in 2022. This amazing experience changed my life!  My Arrival in Siem Reap After a long flight from France to Cambodia, I finally landed in Siem Reap. I discovered a city that just woke up from a long hibernation.  Because of the Covid pandemic, Siem Reap was empty of its usual tourists. I could feel this period had a huge impact on the Khmer people. A lot of shops were still closed, but life started to come back little by little. I arrived during the Lunar… Read more

Meet Vandy

Vandy is one of the hardest-working people you could ever hope to meet, all while being incredibly generous. Both with his time and his heart. Despite having a full-time job and studying in the evenings, he still finds time to be a teacher and mentor to students at Anjali.  He wants to give back to the organization that helped him, so other students can follow in his footsteps. ‘I wanted to come back to Anjali House to teach and share some of the things I learned here with other students so they can become successful.’ Vandy is 22, the second of four siblings raised by their mother in the Sala Kamreuk district of Siem Reap. Sadly, like so many rural… Read more

Our Mobile Library Is Back!

A Pandemic Project We initially launched our mobile library back in 2020 at the beginning stages of the pandemic. Since our students were no longer able to come to Anjali House - we thought we would go to them! We had 115 mobile library hours in 2020, accessing 815 children.  Covid began to spread in Cambodian communities in early 2021.  W the increased restrictions and dangers in gathering in groups in 2021, we had to stop the program.  This initiative remained dear in our hearts as we wanted to continue to utilize our materials across our community.  And We Are Back Up and Running! Thanks to the Women’s International Group in Phnom Penh, we have been able to restart our… Read more