Mloptapang

In the last week our Education Center was severely flooded during heavy rains. Since building our Education Center almost 10 years ago we have never experienced flooding like this. The damage has been extensive and the costs of repairs will be in the tens of thousands of dollars – structural damage to walls and classrooms,…

With so much development and construction going on in and around the city, and a seemingly lack of city planning, flooding around M’Lop Tapang’s Education Center is becoming more frequent and more severe during times of heavy rain. Fueled by massive Chinese investments in hotels and casinos the city is changing quickly. The construction boom…

Recently our 24-Hour Hotline received a call from a woman who wanted to let us know about a young couple whose 2-year old boy was in the hospital. The little boy, Samnang*, was seriously ill but the family was very poor; they couldn’t afford the hospital fees and often did not even have enough money…

7 year-old Sinat’s* family moved to Sihanoukville so that her parents could find work as laborers in the city’s booming construction industry. Like many of the workers that have moved here, Sinat’s parents brought along the whole family, including the little girl and her two younger brothers. Her family, like so many others in the…

When our social workers first met Chamnab* many years ago he was a 10-year old boy living on the streets with his two sisters after their single-parent mother abandoned them. The team helped them to find a safe place to live and Chamnab started to go to school. He later dropped out of school in…

Happy Birthday M’Lop Tapang! This week M’Lop Tapang celebrated 16 years of working with vulnerable children and families in the Sihanoukville area. As the city is quickly transforming and is no longer the sleepy little beach town it was when M’Lop Tapang started we are now faced with new challenges and opportunities. Despite the obstacles…

This week is the opening of our new Community Education Center in the area of Village 35, Sihanoukville. The Center is modeled on a similar program we ran for over 10 years in another location of the city. The location of our new Community Education Center in Village 35 is the near Sihanoukville Port where…

Dr. Andrew Rowland, is a UK based pediatrician and also a member of M’Lop Tapang’s Board of Directors. He visits M’Lop Tapang twice a year to attend Board meetings and while here he volunteers in our Medical Clinic for a week each time. “I’ve been making visits to Sihanoukville twice per year – undertaking outreach…

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…