Welcome to
The Cambodian Children’s House of Peace

or "Santepheap" in Khmer - which means Peace


Sues'day! Hello!

Cambodian Children's House of Peace is a residential home for 30 children between the ages of 7 and 18, and which provides shelter, food, clothing, education, health care, recreation, arts, moral development and all the other things children need to grow and develop into proper citizens.

The children come from the very poor countryside villages of Siem Reap Province, which lack sufficient resources for school, both as a community and within the families. Most children have one and a few have both surviving parents and some are orphaned or abandoned. There are usually many children in a family, which adds to the burden of adequately providing for them. Forty percent of the population is under the age of 18! Cambodia is still recovering from the devastation of the Khmer Rouge era, which ran from 1975-79, but then continued as a civil war until 1993. Virtually every family lost members to starvation, illness, and torture and execution during this reign of terror.

Our staff personally witness the transformation of the children from waif to thriving, happy and healthy in just a matter of weeks. The surviving parents and guardians from their extended families are so grateful for the support, assistance and education of their children. They visit and telephone because they really love and care for their children. During the school holidays, the children also go back to their families, who look after them as well as they can with their limited resources.

So, please come to be with us and give us your expertise so that we can support our children. We need YOUR help to assist us in this long term project, by sharing your skills so that we can all stand on our own feet.

 


The Cambodian Children's House of Peace (CCHP)

CCHP is a Local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered with The Royal Government of Cambodia (No. 294/SorChorNor, dated 12 December 2008)


THANK YOU!    

Without you, Santepheap would not exist!