Archive for 'Cambodia'

International Day Of Happiness

March 20 is not only the first day of spring, but it’s the International Day of Happiness!  With not one but two things to celebrate, we thought we’d share some things that bring us happiness:

Happiness is…hot lunches and full tummies!

Our Nutrition programs in Cambodia and Uganda ensure that children in our Education programs receive a hot, nutritious lunch each day. Read more.

Rays of Hope for Orion

Sometimes, it takes a little sister to bring out your silly side. Four-year-old Orion has experienced some trauma in his past and is new to our foster care program. He seems to be naturally quiet and reserved, but on a recent visit our Cambodia director recently found a way to coax the smiles out of Orion — thanks to his new foster sister Ivy!


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A Birthday Party for Sampson

Sampson, the darling little boy who came to live with a foster family in Cambodia several months ago, has been breaking hearts left and right this week with his mischievous, lovable grin!

Last week, Sampson celebrated his birthday surrounded by his foster family, friends, and our foster care manager. Read more.

Helping Girls in Cambodia

In rural Cambodia, traditional norms often value women less than men. Young girls finish school far less often than boys as they are often pressured to drop out to help at home. In fact, some studies estimate that over 50% of the women in rural villages are illiterate, with little chance of ever breaking the cycle of poverty in which they live.


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Meet LWB’s Director in Cambodia

All of LWB’s programs are completely run by local citizens in the different countries where we provide services.  This has always been a very important part of our mission philosophy, as we believe the biggest changes in a village or community come through empowering local people who are passionate about making a difference.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sokleng In, the man who is helping hundreds of rural children in Cambodia. Leng, as he likes to be called, set up a small NGO in 2014 to provide primary school education to at-risk children. Within a year, he had over 150 students enrolled. Read more.

Field of Dreams

For years, people have been misquoting the famous Kevin Costner film, Field of Dreams, by saying, “If you build it, they will come.” (The actual quote is “If you build it, he will come.”) But I just can’t resist misquoting it again because it fits so perfectly with our newest education project in Cambodia!

As we have written previously in our blog, Cambodia’s history under the Khmer Rouge was a brutal one, decimating the country’s education system and throwing millions into abject poverty. After the regime was overturned, the school system in Cambodia had to be rebuilt almost from scratch, and countless people grew up illiterate. Read more.

Looking Back: Favorite Moments from our Education Program in 2016

This week we’ve been focusing on our favorite moments from our Education program in 2016. The end of 2016 brought many new developments and initiatives, and today we want to share them with you!


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Peter: Giving Back

Did you know that LWB is helping not only younger children in Cambodia but older teens as well through our Impoverished Student Support program? We want to introduce you to Peter, a wonderful young man who gives of his time and talents to help younger kids in his neighborhood have the opportunity to better their lives.

Peter is currently in grade 11 and lives with his mother and two younger sisters in a home where his mother is employed as a housekeeper. Read more.

A Look Back: Final Medical Program Highlights for 2016

As we bring you highlights from the final months of 2016, we want you to know that your love and support has made it possible for children in three different countries to feel better, smile more, and dare to hope for their futures.


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Thanks For An Incredible Year

As 2016 comes to a close tomorrow, we want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for a wonderful year. Read more.

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