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

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    VoicesOfCambodia: Bormey

    Hi, everyone! Today’s post is about Bormey Yin. She is a student at SCAO 1. Enjoy! Bormey is an 18- year- old student in her first year at University. She studies Management at the NUM. Besides studying she attends the two Pre- Intermediate classes every day since three and a half years now. Bormey lives […]

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    Creative project referring to children rights

    What rights do I have? Do I even have special rights? YES, you have! Todays Creative Friday was all about children rights. The Pre- Intermediates at scao1 were all very interested and had much fun designing their own cotton bags inspired by the theme children. We are excited for the upcoming results! Click here to visit […]

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    Football training

    Sunday’s training with the new equipment! This time there were nearly 30 students training together at SCAO1. Everyone was laughing and had so much fun even though the training was really hard and exhausting! Click here to see more pictures on our fb page!

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    Creative Friday at scao1 and 2!
    The kids were doing masks and painting popsicle sticks to create photo frames. They were all very happy and had much fun of course!
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    Hi, everyone!
    Today's post is about Bormey Yin. She is a student at SCAO 1. Enjoy!

    Bormey is an 18- year- old student in her first year at University. She studies Management at the NUM. Besides studying she attends the two Pre- Intermediate classes every day since three and a half years now. Bormey lives with her mother and her brother in Phnom Penh. Her mother owns a shop where she is also helping out in her free time.

    Bormey is a very curious and talkative student. She doesn't hesitate to ask, on the contrary, she always wants to know everything. There's rarely a day where she is not asking questions, either about grammar or just about people and the world. In addition to the two English classes that she daily attends, she is also doing the computer classes even though she already finished the exams. Therefore she gets extra exercises from our computer teacher Reinhold. In her opinion, IT skills are very important to get a job later. We definitely agree!
    Her kindness and her will to communicate are reasons why we enjoy teaching her.

    Her biggest dream is to become an ambassador. That is one more reason why she wants to learn English. However, she wants to travel around the world with her mother and send her brother to a good university.

    Keep it up Bormey! We are happy to have you at SCAO and we hope your dreams will come true!
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    Cooking Sunday
    On todays menu: vietnamese summer rolls!
    It's a great dish to eat with many people, while talking and laughing you can choose between all the ingredients such as tofu, egg, salad and much more to create your own summerroll.
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    3 weeks ago  ·  

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