Supporting Cambodian Children's Trust
We are currently focussed on supporting our partner in Cambodia, Tara Winkler and the Cambodian Children's Trust in the following projects.
The CCT Children's Home
CCT ensures the children in their care are healthy, happy, and getting a good education. The children are cared for by House Parents who create a warm, loving and safe environment for the children, meeting all of their emotional and physical needs. In addition, we have paid and voluntary staff who provide the children a variety of other life skills as well as home school tutoring.
Find out more about CCT's Children's Home and how you can support the children.
CCT's Teen Transition House
The Teen Transition House has been set up to provide accommodation for teenagers from CCT's Home who have reached 18 years of age but, because they are still at school or receiving vocational training, are not yet ready to live independently.
Some of CCT’s children did not have the opportunity to start school at the usual age and so will not complete their final year of school by the age of 18. CCT is committed to catering to the individual needs of these children, giving them the opportunity to qualify for tertiary education or vocational training.
The Teen Transition House is supervised by a House Mother and House Father. Their role is to ensure physical safety and provide some practical assistance when needed. There are currently seven young adults sharing the two-story house.
This project is an essential part of breaking the cycle of poverty and providing these children with the skills and educational opportunities that will sustain them in the future.
Find out more about CCT's Teen Transition House and how you can support CCT's young adults.
CCT's Community Development Program
The Community Development Program (CDP) incorporates projects to prevent poverty and support the most vulnerable people in Battambang. Our services are available to persons in need, regardless of the nature of their circumstances. We work with street children, people with HIV/AIDS, sex workers, victims of landmines, victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, the physically and mentally disabled, families living in abject poverty, orphans, abandoned children and anyone else who is in serious need. CCT understands each person is a unique individual and responds with a customised approach to help them improve their life circumstances.
CCT's Community Centre opened in early 2010. Find out more about CCT's Community Development Program and how you can support the most vulnerable people in Battambang.
CCT's Mental Health Project
Although the children at CCT are now being provided with a secure and loving home, they need lots of support in overcoming their traumatic pasts. We are working in conjunction with clinical psychologists to develop a mental health program for the children that is sympathetic to Khmer culture. This is going to be a long process requiring ongoing training of our staff and additional funding.
Find out more about CCT’s Mental Health project and how you can help.
On January 3, 2008, CCT and GKG held our inaugural "Cleanup Battambang Day”.
The aim of this project is to beautify the town and develop community spirit and civic pride. Most importantly, the project aims to raise environmental awareness among young people, whose attitude in this regard will help determine future living standards.
The "Green Team” consisted of all CCT's children and staff, some 75 children from a local school, and seven volunteers from the ANZ Royal Bank in Battambang.
We cleaned up a lot of rubbish along the Sangker River that runs through the centre of town. All the kids and volunteers involved were very enthusiastic and worked tirelessly. We have plans for bigger and better cleanup days in future.
If you'd like to know more about Cleanup Battambang Day, or if you'd like to get involved, we'd love to hear from you.