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So very happy to welcome Ms. Li Zengling who is starting as a part-time staff with M’Lop Tapang to help us network with all the new Chinese businesses in the city.  With the rapid development continuing in Sihanoukville and a shift in demographics, having Chinese speaking staff is essential in moving forward with M’Lop Tapang…

Sports can play a part in the healthy growth and development of children. In a recent survey we conducted of 100 boys and girls: 100% reported that participating in sports helps them make new friends 99% reported that participating in sports makes them more interested in coming to school 98% reported that participating in sports…

With the rapid development in Sihanoukville, hundreds of poor families from the countryside are moving to the city to work on local construction projects. This often involves moving from one site to another when a building is finished. Many families bring their children and most live in crowded, makeshift housing camps at the sites. 15…

Some of the families we work with, like many parents around the world, struggle to find safe, affordable child care. Such was the case for Sreymom* and her husband. The young couple had moved to Sihanoukville from the countryside in hopes of a better life for themselves and their three children – two boys aged…

Scheduling clean up days at local beaches is one of the ways M’Lop Tapang is teaching Cambodian children and youth about environmental awareness. Increasing trash is a growing problem in Sihanoukville.  Read more: ” ‘Mountains and mountains of plastic’: life on Cambodia’s polluted coast” (The Guardian, April 2018)    

Last weekend the local police department contacted our Hotline for assistance in helping to find the family of a little 3 year old boy who was lost.  The police had become aware of the boy when neighbors told them that the boy had been walking around on his own all day and night.  The police…

“My older brother and sister stopped school in Grade 6. I want to be the first person in my family to graduate from high school.” 15 year old Makara* had to drop out of school in Grade 3 because of a family environment of poverty, alcoholism, and violence. For the last several years Makara and…

M’Lop Tapang’s Vocational Training Programs help vulnerable youth secure decent work that will allow them to lead a more dignified life. Areas of training include sewing, bicycle and motor repair, electrics and plumbing, and cookery and hospitality. 18 year old Chenda* grew up in a poor family. His mother is a beach food vendor and…

16 year old Theary* is in grade 11 now. She is one of more than 1,100 Cambodian students from poor families that are being supported to attend local public schools here in Sihanoukville through M’Lop Tapang’s “Back to School” program. When Theary was very young, she and her family lived and worked on the streets. …

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