This is a guide to all things at the intersection of Cambodia, Singapore and social change. Feel free to edit if you’d like to improve it!

Overview


See Cambodia Events and Cambodia Articles.

Key People


Names are in alphabetical order, hyperlinked to LinkedIn, else Facebook. Listing is based on prior experience in an area, plus a connection to Singapore in some way.

Bora OmSeng, Dale Edmonds, Diana Saw, Im Sopheap, Jamie Amelio, Mahdev Mohan, Mark Philpott, Michaela Ratini, Monica Nowaczyk, Ng Poh Suan, Raphaele Deau, Robert Kee, Veronica Ventura, Matthew Coghlan

SG Networks & Associations


Cambodia SG is a network of people in Singapore who share about Cambodia.

Cambodia Jobs provides a longer list of Cambodia-based organisations to volunteer with.

SG Organisations & Companies


Access to Justice Asia believes that Asian stories matter and that complex, intriguing stories lie at the heart of large and small historical events. AJA has its roots in a series of research trips to Cambodia, undertaken from 2006 to 2008, during which time AJA’s Co-Founders and affiliates attempted to study why the justice process, symbolized by the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, mattered and how it was being interpreted, welcomed or rejected by local communities.


Bloom is a social enterprise established with the intention of providing fair-paying jobs to disadvantaged Cambodians. It is a small workshop of ten people who spend their working hours dreaming up and making original, quality bags, all hand-made from recycled rice and fish feed bags.

Caring For Cambodia’s mission is to secure a better, brighter future for the children of Cambodia by providing them with educational opportunities.


Children of Cambodia, a non-profit project founded in Singapore in 2006, raises awareness and funds for its beneficiary, Angkor Hospital for Children.

Humaneity Foundation is a SG-based charity currently focused on improving the Aknuwat Primary School in Kampong Thom, Cambodia by creating a health clinic, establishing micro-business for the parents at the school, building a library and improving the overall school environment.

Lotus Culture is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to build a liveable future for poor and disadvantaged women and children. It provides them with educational opportunities to develop literacy and life skills, rebuilding their self esteem and self worth, and creating economically viable employment opportunities.

Operation Hope Foundation is a Singapore based charity dedicated to transforming the lives of orphans and the poor through relief and development projects in third world countries.

Riverkids Project works to prevent child trafficking in Cambodia by working directly with families at high risk for trafficking. All the children in our project are at high-risk for being trafficked. Their families are unstable due to addiction, divorce, abuse and extreme poverty.


Tabitha Foundation Singapore – like other Tabitha supporters around the world - has been established to focus efforts in and around Singapore with the joint international goal of lifting more Cambodians out of poverty.


Village Health Community Development provides assistance for Cambodian schools and clinics.

Key Projects

ACRES organised an overseas expedition to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre in Cambodia. This was to give Singaporeans a chance to work hands-on with rescued animals and see first-hand the problems caused by the illegal wildlife trade. A team refurbished the education centre there and assisted the animal keepers with looking after the resident animals.

Boys’ Brigade has a long-term project in Prayut Village, Puok Commune, Puok District, Siem Reap Province Cambodia. The Learning Centre is currently offering Basic English Language courses for the youths in the surrounding communes.

Lien Aid is a non-governmental organization that seeks to build a firm foundation for human development by making safe water and sanitation accessible and affordable to poor communities in Asia. Read about their Cambodia projects here.

Reach FSC organises Footprints Expedition every December. It is their annual overseas expedition trip to Phnom Phen, Cambodia whereby they embark on various projects such as building, health education, and children's programmes to benefit the local community in Cambodia.

Tabitha Housebuilding Trip is a House Building in Cambodia on behalf of Tabitha.

Potential Host Partners


These are organisations Singaporeans have done projects with:

Carpets for Communities provides immediate intervention to children at risk of child labour and human trafficking. This is done by empowering mothers to earn an income through the production of hand-made, eco-friendly rugs and the development of micro-enterprises.

Cambodian Children's Fund Phnom Penh facility was initially established as a safe house for Cambodia's orphaned, abandoned or abused children, providing secure shelter and nutritional meals within a caring environment.

Center for Children's Happiness is a home for the children of Stung Meanchey Municipal Waste Dump.

Digita Divide Data services the data entry, XML conversion and digital preservation needs of publishers, libraries, content hosts, academic researchers and businesses world-wide. It delivers these services on the foundation of a socially responsible model that creates opportunity for the world's poorest citizens to earn competitive wages, complete their education, and achieve upward mobility.

Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia is an international Catholic order and since the late nineties, it has started and is running several schools within the country to provide affordable education for poor dispriveleged youths and children. Youths learn valuable vocational skills.

FRIENDS is an organisation that runs twelve interlinked programs for street children with centers in Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu and Kampong Cham provinces and outreach activities in all provinces in Cambodia.

Khmer Youth Association’s vision is to have a potential youth, to work with youths and for youths, for a social positive change. Its mission is to upgrade and promote youth participation in human rights, democracy, peace building, health, gender equality, education and vocational training for young people in Cambodia.

Rose Charities Cambodia is a Cambodian registered organization implementing and teaching low cost, sustainable rehabilitation surgery and medicine. It runs ophthalmic surgical, medical and optometric services in conjunction with the Cambodian Ministry of Social Affairs, at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Center, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

Sangkheum Center for Children ('sangkheum' means 'hope' in the Khmer language) has been providing education, training, scholastic support and care to disadvantaged children and youth in Cambodia.

Sok Sabay (Khmer for "happiness" ) was set up in 1994 to address the clear need to rescue and care for child victims of sexual and other abuses, prostitution, and trafficking.

The Starfish Project provides direct person-to-person assistance to Cambodians who are stranded outside the bounds of government and non-government assistance.


Village Focus International has a focus onAnti-Trafficking & Child Protection,Integrated Village Development (Education, Health & Food Security), and Land & Natural Resource Rights, and is committed to working with and serving the poorest, most vulnerable people of Laos and Cambodia.

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