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This photo story was created with the stunning images of professional photographer Alfred Domínguez Peña. It illustrates the necessity of the Anjali House Family Support Program, displaying the life of Man Phale and Seng Kong, parents of Anjali House students. Our families at Anjali House are from the lowest income sector in the two communities in which we work. Many parents are under-employed or unable to work. Even with one working...

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On Valentine’s Day, our young adult students attended a charity event organized by Krousar Thmey Foundation for disadvantaged children including blind and deaf students. Community service is an essential part of the Young Adult program. Read how the young adults decided to “give back” and got inspired by others.   Every year, Krousar Thmey – a foundation for disadvantaged children and with disabilities – organises a...

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We believe that children need goals in their lives: to strive, to be curious, ambitious and to have a sense of their own talents and capacities. It is daring and brave to dream. The students at Anjali House are courageous like that. Through the opportunities they are supported with by us, they see that they can actually live theses lives that seem so far from them. When they grow up, they will be able to reach their full potential,...

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Creativity is one of the rocks Anjali House was built on. In a multitude of creative activities, Anjali House fosters the creative thinking of its 120 students. To illustrate this focus, read about how Anjali House encourages free expression of emotions through a creative writing workshop. Creativity, used both by pedagogues as well as children, is generally perceived as the basis of a multitude of beneficial skills and perspectives....

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At Anjali House, volunteers are essential to help us achieve our mission which is to help our students develop into healthy, well-adjusted young adults, equipped with the skills they need to be successful in their future endeavours. Together, we share the same values and goals. You want to know how? Let’s hear what our students have to say. In order to improve the lives of underprivileged children, young adults and their families...

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The United Nations has long installed the 25th of November as the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”. In Cambodia, as in many other countries, still lingers a powerful idea of gender roles – what women or men should or should not do, what their characteristics are and what their positions and jobs should contain. These ideas, often in combination with other issues such as lack of education, drug...

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Pheakdey is a seventeen-year-old twelfth grade student and he is currently studying at Anjali House. His mother is a homemaker and his father is a Tuk Tuk driver. With four siblings, Pheakdey’s family cannot afford to think past basic survival. As a consequence, Pheakdey could not follow basic hygiene principles. Before being enrolled at Anjali House, he had never brushed his teeth and was taking a shower only once a week, most of the...

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During the ten years that Anjali House has operated, one success story stands out as proof that with access to quality education, the right guidance and determination, anyone can achieve his or her goals. The story is about a former student, Roun, who has reached his dream of becoming a professional photographer. Roun grew up in a rural part of Cambodia in a poor family. His parents are farmers and have 7 children. None of his...

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This is the story of Rattana. He had been an Anjali House student for more than nine years and is now studying law at university through a scholarship offered by the NGO and its partner Chance2study. From a poor background where access to education and healthcare was not conceivable to having a bright future ahead of him, what Rattana has managed to achieve is nothing short of  inspiring. The photo essay illustrates Rattana’s...

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Karona’s journey that led her to Anjali House is both full of struggles and happiness. She was living in a rural part of Cambodia with her family – mother, father and her sister. They were fishing to earn their living and they were happy as a family. Everything changed when her parents got divorced and her father remarried and abandoned Karona, her sister and mother. Read Karona’s illustrated story below (Click on the first...

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