From January 2015 – OBV will post some of our DAILY activities (especially our children) on our website! Please follow them – to see how they grow! Thank you for being part of our children’s lives!
As any other families, OBV children are expected to do the house chores.
Picture date taken 2/26 and 2/27, 2015
At St Joseph Catholic Church Phnom Penh (Feb 26, 2015)
Picture date taken 2-26-2015
Ms. QA is a psychologist in Vietnam who works for OBV. In the past few days, Dr. Duy-An (OBV President) and her have come to OBV Cambodia. She spent time to meet each OBV children to learn more information in order to complete each individual profile.
Picture date taken 2-28-2015
We had our new "working" tasks after New Year holiday: moving our shop. Lucky that the new location is only 500 meters away, but still many many tasks to do since the last three days: from cleaning up the new place, packing up all the merchants, funitures, documents ...
Hopefully a new place will bring us new success...
After five months working for OBV Cambodia as a project manager, Ms. Siya Khim have decided to resign from her position to focus on completing her college degree while attending St. Justin School of Faith for her religous and spiritual education. Being a native Khmer speaker, Siya has played a key role in expanding OBV mission to Cambodian citizens as well as helping OBV Khmer children integrate with our family as ONE. Our OBV Cambodia staffs and children will miss Siya for sure; however, Siya is not leaving for good. In fact, she promises to come back as a volunteer for OBV Cambodia whenever she can arrange her time, and she will continue to be part of the OBV Cambodia N.G.O. Administrative team since we have file all requires documents and expected to have the approved permit in the next few months.
Picture date taken 2-9-2015
This morning, our office has a meeting after the completion of our program, which is a propagation of anti-child sexual exploitation for students in 50 schools of District 12, Hoc Mon District and District 9, Ho Chi Minh City. These districts, far away from the city center, are areas of poor workers from other provinces. In these districts, there have been numerous cases of sexual abuse of young boys and girls over the years. Thus, OBV Vietnam has given the students basic knowledge so they can protect themselves and their friends before the risk of child sexual exploitation.
Picture date taken 2-18-2015
Received a phone call from an child - who receives help from OBV, but still stays with her family, we are really surprised and happy when she called to greet for the Lunar New Year. We are glad that even she doesn't live in OBV house, but she remembers and appreciates us.
Picture date taken 2-13-2015
(Mother N. and the parents)
As usual, at the end of each year, we have a meeting with parents in order to provide information about their children's life in OBV. This year, after receiving the notification from OBV, all parents attended the meeting with us. Even though there were many disadvantages, they still arrived on time. For instance, some of them who live far away had arrived one day before and stayed overnight in OBV, or some drove during midnight to OBV. However, there were still some who couldn't make it due to personal circumstances.
Picture date taken 2-11-2015
Sending money to help tuition fee
In addition to raise the children in the OBV , we also help the children - victim of sexual exploitation - to stay with their family (because the current environment does not affect the safety of the child). We still keep in touch and monitor their health, learning, and the children's psychology.
Picture date taken 2-4-2015
We had an opportunity to visit Long Binh and Long Thanh My district 9 elementary school to organize a special education life skills lesson in three days for student in the age of 9 and 10. The lesson was included in our program, in which we operated 50 classes with the main topic of "Prevent sexual exploitation of children".
Picture date taken 2-8-2015
The OBV children in Cambodia are usually very busy during weekdays, because they go to school in the morning and afternoon. Only Sunday evening is the best time for group activities.