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  1. Next Wednesday July 16th, our children will have wings to fly high

    Please don’t donate this week! July 16th next Wednesday will see your gift to our children in Cambodia matched 50% by Global Giving to feed even more kids (And say hi to our newest Riverkids baby, born this June and being watched over carefully by her big brother). “There are...
  2. The beautiful lies that broke my heart

    I read Somaly Mam’s book cover to cover in a bookstore, holding myself utterly still so I wouldn’t start crying, drowning in the images of violence and suffering she wrote about. It was that cover picture, a Cambodian woman who had been through hell and survived. That gave me hope...
  3. From Zero to Five (Mothers’ Day Tribute)

    From Zero to Five (Mothers’ Day Tribute) Watch Dale share on Channel News Asia online about how her adopted children came together to Singapore. She discovered child trafficking and started Riverkids. Let’s honour all our mothers on this special day and everyday. Happy Mothers’ Day!  
  4. GlobalGiving Bonus Day May 7th

    You’re awesome! Results: The campaign ended and you raised US$29,379 with extra US$7,549 (including US$1,000 award for the highest amount raised) for Riverkids, the highest among over 3000 charities that participated worldwide on GlobalGiving’s Bonus Day on May 7th. We’re blown away by your generosity. Click here for the leaderboard. May...
  5. We’ve got a little tiger baby to show you!

    Do you remember Chavy, the little baby who was terribly thin and sick because her mom had been driven to begging, and could only feed her sugared water? Well, here she is today! That’s our Chavy, with round cheeks and soft dark hair to go with her soft dark eyes....
  6. Give them little miracles, give them Wings to fly

      Nothing creates greater risk for families than poverty Extreme poverty often leads to extreme actions: the sale of children into the sex industry; the sale of a young daughter’s virginity; things inconceivable to those of us who have enough food to eat and a safe place to live. It’s...
  7. Riverkids in Marie Claire Magazine April 2014

    We’re in Marie’s Claire April issue, helping a young woman escape the virginity trade in Cambodia in a major feature by Abigail Haworth. Please be warned: the story is detailed and includes accounts of sexual violence and trauma. Pseudonyms were used for our clients under our privacy guidelines. These stories...
  8. Can a pen change a child’s life?

    We have thirty-six children waiting for a mentor to be matched. Can you be a mentor for one of them? These are kids who are low risk for trafficking right now, but struggling at school and home, and need a little more encouragement and kindness in their lives. A simple...
  9. Children gather monthly to write to their mentors worldwide

    This month, our team is hard at work, completing 152 family assessments in four communities: Phsar Touch, Toul Sangke (Compassion House), Deum Khvet (Blum House), Samaky and Boeng Salang (Dignity House). The information we gathered will help us to understand the needs of these communities so that we can plan...

The latest reports:

  1. Children gather monthly to write to their mentors worldwide

    This month, our team is hard at work, completing 152 family assessments in four communities: Phsar Touch, Toul Sangke (Compassion House), Deum Khvet (Blum House), Samaky and Boeng Salang (Dignity House). The information we gathered will help us to understand the needs of these communities so that we can plan...
  2. Raising awareness of domestic violence

    This month, our team worked tirelessly with 20 families in the Phsar Touch community to deliver a workshop about preventing domestic violence. It is a sad reality that domestic violence is widespread throughout Cambodia. Although a law was introduced in 2005 which addresses this very issue, it’s not always easy...
  3. Get Ready Girls and Boys on their way to a bright future

      This month, nine Get Ready Boys from cycle six graduated from the six-month course. Two will continue their studies at the university in Information Technology and Social Development respectively and two more will further their studies at private schools with another continuing his education at the state school. The...
  4. Microbusiness blooming!

    It has been a busy month for the 15 dedicated women in Sewing Training. These women have just learned to measure and cut samples using newspaper instead of fabric, and many of them are already proficient seamstresses. The group finished several projects this month, including sewing two curtains for our...
  5. A month more than trips and books for our kids

    March is more than field trips and learning for our kindergarteners and afterschool tuition students. Our teachers and staff went through technical teaching. We also participated in the Project Cycle Management Seminar with Chab Dai Coalition. We organised a visit to the Royal Palace and the playground near Wat Phnom for 66 Grade School...
  6. Social Work team in the community

    In February, the Social Work team visited 69 families living in Riverkids targeted villages to assess their situation and understand their needs. We provided 15 families who were facing financial difficulties with essential items such as rice, eggs, canned fish and soy sauce. Our workers also counselled a total of...
  7. Get Ready Girls out on movies

    The Get Ready program coordinated 23 Get Ready students to watch the film “Thread” at the Bophana Centre. This movie depicts a family who is very poor with three children (the eldest a son and two daughters). The parents believe that daughters have no need to attain a higher education...
  8. Health across the ages

    To build better lives, children and families need to have a strong foundation based upon good health.  The Riverkids Health Department has been working diligently to provide this foundation for infants, children, and adults alike. In the Baby Belly program, this month we provided support to seven families who came...
  9. Our children welcome the new year with field trips

    The month of January saw a number of excursions and field trips for the children. The children from Blum House were brought to visit the National Museum and Wat Phnom Temple playground. A field trip was also organised to Tamao Mountain. Without neglecting on the health of the children, we...

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