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About Us

Sok's Cambodian Children's Orphanage was opened on December 7th 2007
It is managed by Chinsoka, known as Sok. This is his story.

He was born in 1980 on a farm, 70 kilometers out of Siem Reap, into a very poor family. When he was three months old, his father and his brother and sister were killed by the Khmer Rouge, as part of Pol Pot's regime. Later, his mother died when he was 10 years old. He stayed in the village with relatives but virtually fended for himself. He had to work with little food and no schooling from them. He became one of the begging children in the street markets around the city struggling to live.

He left the village to join a monastery which saved his life and turned it around. Here he was able to receive some schooling and find a job working (without a salary) in a restaurant for five years. The owner only wanted English speaking workers for his business. Eventually, on a wage of $35/month he managed to save enough to buy a motor scooter and was able to earn a little more money picking up tourists from the airport and taking them for a tour of the temples. The extra money enabled him to then complete high school and university with diligent application.

In 2006 he took the examination to become an official tour guide in the Siem Reap province. While working as a tour guide he met many tourists from around the world who became good friends and who were touched by Sok's story and the poverty of the orphaned children they saw around Siem Reap. They were able to invest in Sok's orphanage dream and his life changed again. All of them saw everywhere around Siem Reap, abandoned children with no food, no clean water, no education nor any reason for hope. Nor any possibility of changing their lives except with the right kind of help. After they returned from a heart touching trip in Cambodia, these good friends, who were living all around the world, resolved to raise money from family and friends to help Sok realize his vision to provide help and opportunities for others; the same way he had received help when he most needed it.

They helped him set up the Sok Cambodian Children's orphanage and installed him as the Director of the Sok Cambodian Orphanage Foundation. The initial aim of the foundation was to bring in children from the surrounding Siem Reap neighborhoods to teach them English, other languages and computer skills as well as to learn their own traditional Cambodian culture and history. All the children would also go to a nearby public government school every day.

The orphanage is now established and working to help the children but needs the continuing generosity of passing tourists who happen find out about it and who volunteer their efforts and give donations to sustain this wonderful work. A trip to the orphanage and a little time with these children is enough to see the enormous possibility of how a little help lifts their glowing spirits. God's blessing on all of you who are part of this family of ours. Many thanks for making a huge difference to the lives of the children of Cambodia.

Best regards, Mr. Sok

Website last updated: December 2013

We need volunteers. If you want to volunteer at our orphanage, you are always very welcome! Check our volunteering informations and get in touch with us. Thank you!

Please be sure to visit our school, the Sok Cambodia School Villa.

National Road 6, Kroush Village, Svaydougkum Commune, Siem Reap-Angkor, Kingdom of Cambodia.
Mobile: (+855) 12 326 526
Email: sokschoolfoundation@gmail.com
Website: www.cambodialostandfound.com

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