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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    Marie, RCV 2016

    Number 3 out of 4!! Here comes Marie, one of our new German Red Cross Volunteers at SCAO2! Welcome My name is Marie and I’m 19 years old. I live at the seaside in the North of Germany in a city called Kiel. After finishing my highschool this year, I took the chance to come […]

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    VoicesOfCambodia: Panith

    This is Panith. He is 16 years old and has two brothers. Now he is in grade 11 at the Russey Keo High School. As many other students in Phnom Penh, his family doesn’t live with him in the city but far away in a village. The village is called Chrang Chamras II. His mother […]

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    Update from SCAO3, September

    On Sunday, the 18th September, there was a big event in Prey Ponror village where the third school is scheduled to open next month. In cooperation with the Rotaract Club we hand out mosquito nets to 100 families. And children’s books were given out aswell. Please enjoy all the pictures here!

  • Latest Facebook Posts

    Good evening everyone.
    Last week there was a big event in Prey ponror village where the third school is scheduled to open next month. In cooperation with the Rotaract Club, we hand out mosquito nets to 100 families. And children's books were given out aswell. Please enjoy the pictures!
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    Good evening everyone!!
    Finally we have another VoicesOfCambodia for you. This time we tell you about Panith. Please enjoy :)

    This is Panith. He is 16 years old and has two brothers. Now he is in grade 11 at the Russey Keo High School. As many other students in Phnom Penh, his family doesn't live with him in the city but far away in a village. The village is called Chrang Chamras II. His mother works as a clothes seller and his father works at the ministry of education. Besides the public school he attends the Pre- Intermediate and German classes at SCAO since 2012. His reason for learning English is because it is an important language to have when looking for jobs. In his future he wants to become an engineer to improve the infrastructure of Cambodia. His aim is to create a more modern country and better conditions for everyone. His parents are really happy that he is studying English. So is he, as he said the volunteers are really nice and he also appreciates the access to free knowledge.

    Thank you Panith, for sharing your story with us! ♥
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    (Half) the family at the swimming pool ♥ ... See MoreSee Less

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