The Save poor Children in Asia Organization (S.C.A.O.)
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:
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.
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.
- 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
Our Community Services
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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What Volunteers Say
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 […]
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 […]
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