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“We have a vibrant learning environment at Anjali House thanks to the volunteers from around the world who bring the best of their individual cultures and skills. For the students at Anjali House, many of whom have never travelled outside Siem Reap, this is a great way to get worldly wise.” – Sue Guiney
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
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