Monday, 20 November Up early to find the unseasonal rain had done its darndest to drench everything – except everyone’s enthusiasm! In a new tradition, the WCE boys planted fruit trees on the property. The idea is that the team will take photos by the trees each time they visit – a living timeline. This year they towered over the small saplings, but Sunshine House is known for encouraging strong growth and it won’t be long before the trees, like the kids in our care, rise up!  In fact, the kids can’t wait until the day when they can […]

Christmas at Sunshine House (continues)

    Our little ones kicked off the concert with the Christmas story, which saw baby Jesus dropped out of his basket in their haste to exit the stage before the next item.  Everyone was in fits of laughter as they hurried to put him back into his basket.  Not to be outdone our next item was a dance routine also by our little ones.  The audience faces were covered in big smiles.  They danced their little hearts out to ‘Anhjek’ a current popular Khmer song. Our older girls performed traditional Khmer dancing, which was just beautiful to watch and […]

A Case for Change story continues

We would love for you to partner with us for this great cause! For each $15 you donate we can buy a backpack, fill it with school supplies and give educational tools to the rural poor. If your school, church, business or organisation would like to be involved, we would love to hear from you (the donation may be tax deductible). In recognition of your support, your logo is displayed on the school bags your generosity enabled us to purchase. You’ll also receive an appreciation certificate together with photos taken on the day when the bags you contributed are distributed […]

Case 4 Change 2017

Our heartfelt thanks to our donors –  you made it possible for A Case for Change to distribute 600 backpacks this year. Australian donors Crown Money Management Lake Joondalup Baptist College Wesley College Outback Splash Hamilton Hill Primary School Jess & Simon Hull                                                                                                                   […]

Join a Case 4 Change

For every $15 donated we are able to purchase a school backpack, fill it with school supplies and place your school or business logo on the front in recognition of your support of our important program.   At Awareness Cambodia we are passionate about education and the life-changing opportunities that learning affords to children everywhere.  We believe education is a powerful and basic human right that enables children to break the cycle of poverty and inequity which can lead to trafficking, gender-based violence and other human rights abuses. We invite your school, church or business to join us by becoming […]

Skorin’s story

Skorin comes from Kampong Chhnang (a small province 91km from Phnom Penh) and has two sisters and three brothers. In high school, Skorin studied hard and was rewarded with good grades. Passionate about planting trees, while studying biology at school she decided she wanted to continue to learn more about plants and their uses in agriculture. Unfortunately her parents couldn’t afford to send her to university to follow her dream of studying agronomy. But she heard about Awareness Cambodia’s scholarships and knew this was her opportunity. Skorin’s parents were overjoyed when she was awarded her scholarship and she has been […]

Become a agricultural scholarship sponsor today

Become a agricultural scholarship sponsor today – $350.00 per month    The Agricultural Scholarship purpose is to support poverty alleviation in Cambodia by enabling students from underprivileged backgrounds to complete agriculture-related studies; in doing this, these students can develop the capacity to effectively contribute to programmes, projects and services that can enhance agricultural productivity and rural development and welfare in the country. Scholarships are offered to disadvantaged (poor, rural and marginalised) young people who show academic excellence, aptitude and a passion for social justice.      

Become a medical scholarship sponsor today

Become a medical scholarship sponsor today – $450.00 per month  Cambodia needs well-trained and passionate medics to help build a better nation. With a belief that a person’s desire and ability to heal should not be determined by how much money they have, Awareness Cambodia is opening up opportunities for talented and driven Cambodians to pursue medical careers. Taking a holistic approach to care, education and health, Awareness Cambodia has developed a medical scholarship program to help train the medics of the future. The scholarship is designed to help alleviate poverty in Cambodia by enabling students from underprivileged backgrounds, who […]

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In response to seeing vulnerable young children being exploited, we established the first of our child development projects – Sunshine House – in 2000. By 2006, House of Progress was up and running. Here students completed their upper high school education, developed life skills and prepared for a tertiary education. And in 2009 the first group of children to come into our care took the final step in their education journey – moving to Graduation House in Phnom Penh to commence   university studies. Today, the children in our child development programs are joining a growing number of healthy young adults […]

Wen Giving makes saving lives possible!

   Sadly the incidence of breast and cervical cancer in Cambodia is a major issue; with these cancers being the leading two causes of death for Cambodian women. Around 1400 new cases of breast cancer and 1500 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year in Cambodia – the highest incidence per capita in South East Asia. Despite these cancers often being treatable, provincial women have limited access to medical services, health education and suffer a disproportionate financial burden when it comes to medical care. As a result, almost half of the women diagnosed have presented too late for treatment and […]