M'loptapang

“Signs of Safety” is an integrated framework for how to do child intervention work. So far this year more than 50 M’Lop Tapang social workers have received training on how to use this framework when working with children. Importantly, our social workers are already integrating signs of safety elements in our response to those cases…

21 year old Sreyna* walked into our security guards office recently looking for help. She wanted someone to take her 8 month old baby boy. Sreyna has had nothing but misfortune in her life for the last several years. She is a single mother, her husband having died in a traffic accident when Sreyna was…

M’Lop Tapang began working with vulnerable children of Sihanoukville in 2003. We held a birthday party to celebrate and you can view video highlights of the event at: https://www.facebook.com/mloptapang/videos/1732045083499862/

Thank you to everyone for supporting our street parade this year.  This year’s parade was to promote environmental awareness and trash reduction (a big issue here in Sihanoukville and other cities).  More than 600 children and 200+ staff participated in the event this year.  

Sinat* and her husband live in Phnom Kiev, one of the poorer areas of the city. They have two children; one school aged girl and one 18 months old boy. Sinat and her husband earn a living by selling food on the streets. They don’t earn very much and even less when Sinat needs to…

Children living in poverty are vulnerable to various forms of abuse. Child protection remains M’Lop Tapang’s primary focus and includes prevention, advocacy, victim support, recovery, and reintegration. One of the cases referred to the Arts Therapist recently was that of 18 year old Sreymom*.  She had been referred by our Child Protection Team social workers…

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…