Through our Indigent Family Support program we offer support to the extended families and villages of some our children. The program provides emotional support, practical help (such as seeds and animals) and financial assistance wherever possible. We also work hard to enhance awareness of importance of education to their children, human rights and health care issues such as drug abuse, domestic violence and HIV/AIDS.
As part of our Indigent Family Support program we frequently travel to remote communities where you have the opportunity to visit “real” Cambodian villages that are truly untouched by tourism and modern civilization. These desperately poor villages are filled with overcrowded huts with no electricity, clean water or sanitation facilities. These visits are a great opportunity for our children to remain connected to their families and communities.
Volunteers are always welcome to hop on the back of our cattle truck with our children and staff and head out to the remote villages. These day trips are a real adventure and will be a highlight of the time you spend working with us.
In the future we are planning to expand our community work. We are hoping to open a number of Community Training Centres in some of the poorest communities in Siem Reap Province. These will teach older children essential life skills (i.e. English and basic administration skills) and vocational skills (i.e. sewing, painting and craft skills). We also plan to teach their families sustainable farming techniques and provide them with the necessary equipment so they can be self sufficient in the future.
Please contact us in advance if you would like to teach at one of the ACODO Community Training Centres. This may involve living in very basic conditions in a remote village.