M'loptapang

Rith* is only 16 years old now, but for half of his life he has pretty much be on his own. The oldest of three children, his earliest years were spent as part of a street living family. He has never attended public school. When he was just 8 years old he began spending more…

Daravuth*, one of seven children growing up in a poor family dropped out of school when he was in grade 7. His mother had died a couple of years earlier and his father, who worked as a simple security guard, couldn’t afford to keep sending Daravuth to school. After stopping school the young teenager began…

Until recently 11-year old Srey Pov* and her older sister used to spend their days on the streets selling small cakes their mother had made and collecting tin cans and bottles for recycling. They both wanted to go to school like other children their age but they needed to work to help support their family.…

Sandan is M’Lop Tapang’s vocational training restaurant for vulnerable youth.  This week they want to share their recipe for Spicy Mushroom and Vegetables in Lettuce Cups.   To view of a video of the students and staff preparing the dish please visit: https://www.facebook.com/mloptapang/videos/1449222085115498/

Last month our ChildSafe team was teaching at a pagoda outside of the city when one of the monks told us about a family that needed help. 16 year old Sreyna* was living in a small rickety wooden house with her younger brother and sister. Their parents did not live with them because they were…

M’Lop Tapang’s “Back to School” program assists families who cannot afford to send their children to public school. Although public school is officially free for all Cambodian children, families are still required to pay for school uniforms, books and supplies.  For many of the poorest families even these costs prevent them from sending their children…