Cambodia

SEWING THE SEEDS OF SUCCESS

Thanks to the support of StarKids, vulnerable women in Cambodia are starting to take charge of their financial future. By Virginia Morrison. Faced by poverty, young Saniyas had to leave her native Phnom Penh to go to Malaysia to work illegally at a clothing factory….

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FORGING FUTURES WITH EDUCATION

StarKids is helping to develop the leaders of tomorrow through childhood literacy in Cambodia. By Tracy Keogh. “When I grow up, I want to become a teacher,” says 10-year-old Smichta. “I love reading and I think a good teacher must have read a lot of…

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AGAINST THE TIDE

StarKids is helping children like Somaly and her sister get to  school safely. Here, Cheryl McGrath shares Somaly’s story. During the wet season in Cambodia, living in a house surrounded  by water can be extremely dangerous. For 14-year-old Somaly,  the challenges this presented were part…

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Back in school and ready to dream

Thirteen-year-old Yeat is studying hard so he can attend university. It’s his dream. But until recently, his future looked very different. One of five children, Yeat lives in a remote rice-farming community in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province. A few years ago, his parents were struggling…

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A happier childhood

StarKids is helping Ya Nuch grow up with greater opportunities than her older siblings. In Cambodia’s Battambang Province, 12-year-old Ya Nuch spends her days studying, reading and playing with friends – simple pleasures her three older siblings went without. Her parents live on a rice…

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Inspiring the next generation

Children in Cambodia are encouraged to lead community education Four years ago, if you had asked Sopheak what he thought of school, he would have said he skipped it. As a shy boy with a fear of joining in group activities, he found other places…

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Diary of a Cambodian transformation

Visiting World Vision projects in Cambodia changed the lives of Jetstar employees Recently, my Jetstar teammate and I visited World Vision projects to see what kind of difference StarKids donations can make. Day One: We go on an emotional visit to the Genocide Museum and…

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Harvesting a brighter future

Your support for StarKids helps struggling farmers provide for their families Toiling under the blazing Cambodian sun, with plough in hand and sweat dripping from his brow, 51-year-old farmer Hok couldn’t be happier. That’s because thanks to the support of StarKids and generous Jetstar customers…

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Free to dream

StarKids helps Sokha grow her business and meet her children’s needs. Singer, technician, police officer, teacher. Sokha’s children have big dreams for their future. Thanks to a project funded by StarKids in Cambodia, Sokha can now support them to follow these dreams. Sokha and her…

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Searching for a better life

With Jetstar’s support through StarKids, Eang has found business success. Like many vulnerable families in Cambodia, Eang and her children used to scavenge on a rubbish dump for items to sell for income. A whole day’s work brought in about $1.50, barely enough to survive….

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