M'loptapang

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…

Makara*, 23, has been working as a “beer girl” since leaving school in grade 9. Her single parent mother, who works as a rice farmer, was not making enough money to support Makara, and her young brother. Working as a “beer-girl” is a high risk job for a young woman with low salaries, and long…

18 year old Samnang* is one of more than 1,000 students attending local government schools with the support of our “Back to School Program”. Like all of the students in the program he comes from a poor family.  His father is a fisherman and his stepmother works from home taking care of Samang’s two year…

Congratulations to 15 year old Rith* who has recently been offered a placement at the National Football Center and Football Academy. Our team first met Rith 5 years ago when they were visiting the neighborhood of Sihanoukville that he lives in and invited him to join some of our football games. Since then he has…