The project aimed to improve the living conditions of children in one of the largest orphanages in Phnom Penh.
The Nutrition Center Orphanage is located in Phnom Penh on Monivong Blvd. The orphanage serves 120 children, who are mainly under the age of 5. Approximately 30 % of the children were HIV-positive. Many had physical and mental disabilities.
Due to the poor financial situation of the orphanage, the caretakers lacked the time and professional skills necessary to help the development of individual children.
We provided formula and nutritious food for the children. The volunteer program ensured the children received appropriate care. In addition to helping the staff provide for the basic needs of the children, the volunteers provided one-on-one attention to the children through interactive games and play. Volunteers also arranged monthly trips so the children could see the world outside the orphanage.