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From the first day on, photography has always been a part of Anjali House. It is a way of expression that our students have used since the founding of the NGO, and it is still having an impact both locally and abroad. Anjali House came to life as a project of the Angkor Photo Association, and Angkor Photography Festival Association in 2005. Back then, a group of photographers got together to promote photography and highlight...

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In June, nine of our younger students visited Rehash Trash, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting underprivileged families while collecting and recycling plastic bags to save the environment. During their visit, our students learned how to turn old to new and learned a valuable lesson about recycling. The students arrived in the morning and spent a couple of hours at Rehash Trash, following each step in the work process together...

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At Anjali House we encourage our students to think for themselves using their creativity and imagination rather than limiting them with patterns of how to think. Dreams are an essential part of growing up and at Anjali House, we strive to encourage our students to express what they dream about. Watch the video. Learning, growing and expressing themselves independently is a vital step in every child’s development. Simon Ke, Director of...

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Sokteang was a student at Anjali House for more than ten years and is now part of our team of volunteer teachers. Sharing his knowledge with the current students as a volunteer is his way to give back to Anjali House and the community. This is his story. “My name is Preab Sokteang and I am 20 years old. Before 2004 I lived with my family in the Prev Vihear Province, but then my parents divorced and separated so my two sisters and I...

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Sovann & Suki have been students at Anjali House for a long time. Our photographer and Illustrator Lilu has created a striking photo essay about their lives. It paints a picture of both the struggles as well as the hopes and ambitions of an entire generation of young Cambodians. (Please click on each photo to move forward) You can also download the Photo essay here: Sovann & Suki – Into the Past and Future To help...

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New Year is one of the greatest celebrations in Khmer culture. Of course, Anjali House could not miss out on that, so we organised an entire day of fun activities. It is Thursday the 12th of April, the last day at Anjali House before the Khmer New Year holiday. The children spent the last week preparing the scenery, practicing performances and presentations. Now the day has finally come. One of the biggest celebrations in Cambodian...

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Last month we held a workshop on Intercultural Communication here at Anjali House. The aim was to exchange perspectives and learn from each other to improve internal communication and embrace diversity. At Anjali House, we have many volunteers from different countries working besides the local Khmer staff. Together with the rich diversity that comes with all these different nationalities, there may also come misunderstandings. But in...

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The renovation of the kitchen is finally over! One of the reasons for this renovation is that we are very cautious about hygiene, especially when cooking meals for all of our students. We also bought brand new pots and utensils to replace used ones. This way, our cook Prom Thorn continues to work in a healthy and safe environment and has all she needs to cook nutritious and delicious meals. The Kitchen is one of the most important...

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Roat Panha has been at Anjali House for many years, starting as a young kid, later joining the Young Adults Program. Back in the day he did not dare to dream big, but during his time at Anjali House he became a confident and ambitious young adult. Now he is exceeding in his IT studies at Build Bright University. Besides that he volunteers at Anjali House almost every day, sharing the knowledge from his studies. This is his story....

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From being expelled from her apartment to having a new shelter and her very own sewing machine: this is the story of Muth Sina, the mother of Karona and Lita, two students at Anjali House. A couple of months ago Muth Sina was living in a small apartment with her two children – Karona and Lita – who are students here at Anjali House. She works as a cleaner and was able to earn some additional income working with her landlord’s...

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