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

  • 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 […]

  • Traffic Day

    More than 80% of all the vehicles are motorcycles in Cambodia. Most of the students have their own moto or are at least regularly driving but statistics say that less than 1/4 are wearing a helmet. That this is a big issue here is beyond question. But what else has to be considered when having […]

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    Volunteer Review from Clara

    Hello everybody!! My name is Clara, I am 18 years old, and I am from Germany. I had been teaching for the last 3 months from January until April 2017 at SCAO 1 in Phnom Penh. During my stay, I taught about 2-5 classes per day, and they were all very different in term of […]

  • Latest Facebook Posts

    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 day for the students. Everything was perfectly planned from the beginning to the end.
    First the 150 students got Khmer curry for lunch, which they really enjoyed, thanks to all the old ladies from the village for cooking!
    After some rest they played loads of games, starting with some group games that included English worksheets and followed by many stations, each group needed to go through, to finish everything.
    After they all finished, the groups got ranked and all the students got some presents, like books, pens and sweets. It was such a happy day for everyone.

    We would like to thank our friends from Singapore again for all your support, effort and enthusiasm you put into the 3rd school! You did such a great job. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon.
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    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 happy that he joined SCAO six years ago to learn English. Regarding this, especially his father supports him because of his own privilege to learn English at an early age.

    It's always great to see how the students get the support from their family and to see that they are aware of the importance of this language. So is Penh, this is one of the reasons why he's so ambitious to learn English besides the fact that he just really loves to speak it. And how! He's one of the best students in the Beginner class. He's such a hardworking student and always eager to improve his skills.

    One thing he really likes about SCAO is that he doesn't need to pay money as attending a lot of expensive extra classes is a big thing in Cambodia. He is so inspired by this fact that he said he also wants to help poor children in the future. Wow, it's great to hear so small and young youths having such big dreams in their mind. SCAO is really happy to have you as our student. The pleasure is all ours!

    We hope you can achieve all your goals in life and we wish you all the best.
    Keep on going Penh!
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    On Thursday the students at SCAO3 were playing football on the big field near the pagoda. ... See MoreSee Less

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