CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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Tuesday, 30 December 2014 00:00

OBV Cambodia - Christmas Bazar at DonBosco

Spending time at DonBosco
Monday, 22 December 2014 00:00

A new child

L has dark skin and looks healthy.  She’s 10 year old but can easily be mistaken for a 6 – 7 year old.

Since L entered the OBV Cambodia, she seemed sad, hardly talk or laugh.  Lots of enticements required to get a yes or no out of L.  Eventhough she refused to talk but other children at the home gathered around trying to engage L in their conversations or to play with her.   All the older children, after returning home from school, always inquired and greeted L with a smile.

Saturday, 20 December 2014 00:00

The child from Compung Thum

I headed out from Phnom Penh to Compung Thum after I read about L in the newspaper.  I met up with the local police and L’s mother to inform them about the services OBV offers.  L’s mother asked for time to think things over.  Two days later, L’s mother contacted me and signed the agreement for L to come and stay at the OBV home.  L is 10 year-old and currently in 3rd grade.  She was raped and her brother interenved after he heard her cry.   Her parents are divorced and both have been remarried with new family of their own.

Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:00

Back to School

Summer ended! The children competed and worked hard to earn good grades. All had stride with great effort in learning English, Khmer, martial arts, and obeying house's rules and schedules, even doing chores.

Now that the new school year began, the children's day will be filled with learning. There are 2 sessions each day – morning and afternoon with English and Khmer subjects. Nevertheless, they continue to stride and compete.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 00:00

Competition

Learning English

These days the children are competing for good grade and earning points for good conducts. For example, a child who earned 9.5 out of 10 on Khmer subject or 8 out of 10 in English class would have a negative mark removed from his/her record. At the same time, if a child noticed a dirty floor and voluntary picked up the broom to sweep the floor; or cleaned up his/her room or doing the dishes without being asked to do so also got a negative mark removed from his/her record. After the program was introduced, the children became more aware, well behaved and self-motivated.