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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    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 […]

  • Happy Khmer New Year!

    Happy Khmer New Year from SCAO! The students had a New Year’s Party at all three schools. The days were well spent with some games, fruits and music. We hope you all had a great Khmer New Year with your beloved ones and we would like to thank you all for your support! Click here to visit our fb page to be always up […]

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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 […]

  • Latest Facebook Posts

    Creative Friday with our Elementarys at SCAO1!
    The students had a little quiz about Cambodia in small groups. They were well informed about their country but also interested in some surprising facts.
    Never stop beeing curious!
    Here you can see the results of what Cambodia means to the students.
    What means Cambodia for you?
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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 level: from ABC Beginner courses, where I taught the first letters to the younger students, until Elementary class, where I and the students could interact and had a lot of interesting conversations and made many cool projects. In addition to my teaching, I really loved living with the other volunteers in the volunteer house, the teamwork with our Khmer teachers, the daily bike rides to the market and laundry as well as the relaxing weekends in Phnom Penh!! One of my best memories at SCAO was definitely my last day on the 6th of April, when our whole school celebrated Khmer New Year. We were playing games, singing, eating fruits and dancing together. I really won't forget all those cool dance moves, happy faces and big smiles!! To sum up: A big thanks to Mr. Sameth, his family and "my" head volunteers Hai Ha and Charlotte, who made these 3 months an unforgettable time of my life!!

    Thanks for everything Clara! We wish you all the best :)
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    Happy Khmer New Year also from the second and third school! The kids were playing games the whole day and had much fun.
    We hope you all have a great Khmer New Year with your beloved ones and we would like to thank you all for your support! :)
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