ACODO operates in and around Siem Reap as a community support and development organisation. From 2008 - 2015 we were operating as an orphanage. In 2016 we were able to integrate the majority of the children into their extended family or a foster family in their original village within Siem Reap. We now provide residential care only to those for whom we cannot provide family or foster family care. With this change in emphasis we now provide community assistance in family food and/or school supplies support for those in need.
ACODO is a non-profit organization, registered charity with The Royal Cambodian Government (charity number 893), MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation on the 23rd of October 2012.
Today we provide shelter, nutritious food, healthcare, high quality educational opportunities and, above all, a loving home for the children who come from backgrounds of victimization, vulnerability, extreme poverty and deprivation. It really is a special place, one of hope, aspiration and kindness. We also offer school sponsorship and English courses to the community-based students who have parents to look after, but their parents cannot afford the direct and indirect costs related to education and families often require children to help at home with chores and field work.
Having a gruesome childhood under the Khmer Rouge Communist Regime instilled a desire to help destitute individuals. After joining the army (1984-1997) and a successful career in opening an English private school (English as a Special Language) More details...