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Cambodia is a rather small country with only 181,035km squared however it is the home of over 16,500+ children living in residential care institutes. Not all of these children are orphans but due to the number of families living below the poverty line parents are simply unable to feed and care for their children. This is not only heart breaking but also devastatingly breaking up families. For the parents who are living under the poverty line there are often 2 options when it comes to not being able to provide the right amount of care and wellbeing for their children... option 1 is to sell their child to a more wealthy family who will put them to work and option 2 is to be handed over to government orphanages across Cambodia.
My aim and passion for this trip is to volunteer in an orphanage either in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, to show love and care to the young people who now live in these homes. I want to learn their culture and teach them mine, I'd like to teach them art and see their creativity thrive. I am volunteering through IVHQ but my intentions are to find other orphanages that need assistance after my initial 8 weeks with IVHQ. I would like to raise as much money as possible to stay out in Cambodia, south east Asia for as long as possible to help and provide support and care to the wellbeing of children living in orphanages. It is not the fault of the child that has been born to enter a world of poverty therefore this child should be given the same love and happiness as others. These children should not be made to feel any different than to any other child and should be aloud to strive for their best potential and be given the opportunity to do so.
The money you donate will go towards initial travel expenses such as flights, visa and criminal background checks. Once I am over in Cambodia the money will be going towards facilitating art projects and/or any other projects, buying art supplies and text books and supporting the orphanages I am so lucky to help.
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