The Save poor Children in Asia Organization (S.C.A.O.)

 

  • About

    The Save poor Children in Asia Organization, S.C.A.O., is a Cambodian non-profit, non-government organization.

    It consists of two main ideas:
    1. Education
    2. Community Services

    Our director, Mr. Sath Sameth is Cambodian and we have several Cambodian staff members. Nevertheless we are a volunteer-based organization and are always looking for long-term volunteers to support our English classes and Computer lessons.

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  • Our Mission

    Cambodian children are among the world’s most deprived and abused. They suffer the misfortune of being born in a country with one of the highest rates of child prostitution, domestic violence and child labor in the world today.

    Public schools, although ostensibly free, are outside the means of many of Cambodia’s poor. Whether due to family size, disability or disease, many parents need their children to earn an income or supervise their siblings. Education remains beyond their reach.

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  • Our Vision

    • Build branches of S.C.A.O. throughout the country
    • Develop vocational training schools for disadvantaged children living both at the Center and in surrounding areas
    • Reach out to the community through educational awareness campaigns
    • Building bridges among the advantaged and disadvantaged communities in Cambodia, Asia and the world

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Our Community Services

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    Surveys

    Here at SCAO we aim to conduct the surveys in as many households as possible in order to gain a better understanding of the workings of the village. With this data and information collected we will be able to get a better understanding of the village’s needs. We can then aim our projects towards these […]

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    Water Filters

    Water is a fundamental human need. It is estimated that one person needs 10-40 litres of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, washing, and personal hygiene. Access to clean water is a step towards improving living standards. Education suffers when sick children miss school. Economic opportunities are routinely lost to the impacts of […]

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    Toilets

    As a result of the household survey carried out by our Development Officer from SCOOP, Peter, we discovered that the poorest families in Som Roung did not have access to a toilet. Instead they use open land and this can result in several health problems. This is one of the biggest community development projects that […]

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    Mosquito Nets

    S.C.A.O. in partnership with Rotary Club Phnom Penh has been distributing mosquito nets to the most vulnerable families in Som Roung and Pnea Pon Villages. This partnership has been taking place since 2013 and is an ongoing project. What are the benefits of Mosquito Nets? A mosquito net offers protection against mosquitos flies, and other […]

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    Health Care

    Eye Checks SCAO partners with German Organisations and volunteers, as well as local opticians who are professionally trained to carry out eye sight examinations on community members. People of all ages are welcome to come to the pop up eye sight tests. Here examinations are carried out and if necessary, reading glasses are provided. If […]

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    Outreach Programs

    S.C.A.O. has several outreach programmes. Firstly we provided basic foodstuffs (bags of rice, fish sauce and cooking oil) to elderly residents in the community, as well as to the most vulnerable families. The recipients are invited to one of our schools where they collect their packages and we also arrange a small information session. This […]

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    Human Trafficking Awareness

    On the 24th of January 2013 SCAO collaborated with The Somaly Mam Foundation to present workshops on awareness of human trafficking to the children in SCAO II. It is these children who are the most vulnerable to human trafficking because of their location and age. It is therefore very important to educate them of the […]

  • Support S.C.A.O.

    The Save poor Children in Asia Organization has many projects underway and we need your help! Donate now!

  • Some Facts

    • More than 350 Students per day
    • More than 25 Toilets built
    • More than 200 Mosquito Nets donated
    • More than 550 Water filters donated
    • More than 300 people eye checked
    • More than 200 happy volunteers in 9 years
  • What Volunteers Say

S.C.A.O. News

  • Visit from Singapore

    On the 23rd and 24th a big group from Singapore and the Charming Tour group came to the 3rd school to help prettifying the front of the school. They grew some plants, painted the walls and of course put the scao logo on the entrance. Besides helping out with that, they organised such a great […]

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    VoicesofCambodia: Penh

    Happy Saturday to everyone! Here’s one more VoiceOfCambodia. Please Enjoy! This is Hai Penh. He is 11 years old and attends the sixth grade. He lives with his parents and his one sister and two brothers in the Boeung Chhouk Village. His mother is a seller and his father a motodriver. They are both very […]

  • Creating a Personal Profile

    Getting creative with the Pre-Intermediates at SCAO1 The task: Express yourself by creating your own profile. When the students heard about that task they were all super excited. They were bubbling over with ideas. What photo should I use? What colour? What design? It was great to see how much fun they had and how […]

  • Latest Facebook Posts

    MOMENT OF THE WEEK

    The best moment of this week was without doubt when the clowns without borders visited all of the three schools!
    The kids had an amazing time and continued to tell us about the fun they had throughout the following days.
    Thank you so much for being there Clowns without borders!
    Another post with all the pictures will be up on Monday!
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    WEEKLY UPDATE

    Our third school, SCAOIII is running!

    The school has two Cambodian English teachers, one woman and one man. Up until last week they were supported by our short term volunteers Ian and Tina from England.
    Both of them left last week, so thank you again for your help and support.
    In following six months the two volunteers are gonna be replaced by two volunteers from Ireland who we are all very exited to meet.
    All the classes at SCAOIII are running well and more and more kids are joining the classes.
    The kids will soon write entrance tests in order to find the right class for them and to have the best learning experience.
    The pictures below show the classes with their new books and pencil, thanks again to our very generous sponsor and Teacher Tina - thank you for being here, you were a great support!
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    2 weeks ago  ·  

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    MOMENT OF THE WEEK


    Our students sending greetings to Svenja, a former volunteer and for them a rolemodel and teacher with a special spot in their heart.

    After class, the kids once more told me how much they miss their former teacher and so we decided to do drawings for her, send her a voice message, a video and this adorable picture.
    Svenja was really happy and luckily enough she's gonna be back in march to visit the kids.
    We miss you and we're all looking forward to seeing you soon!
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    2 weeks ago  ·  

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