TAG | HOH

In the Bible reveals God’s attitude toward orphans and widows: He cares very deeply for them. God commands us to protect and care for orphans and widows (Psalm 82:3).

Recently, Serve Cambodia has helped a boy from Harvest of Hope Centre who is living with a single mother and two brothers. He has joined HOH since he was 7 years old. He is a mature, kind, industrial with his study and never being lazy, he keeps coming to school even he gets sick as he could. Since he was 5, while he was playing around with other boys in the village, he crushed the nail into his left upper eyelid. When the mother returned from work she only applied tiger balm on it and will never note that it is a severe injury. Until the boy turned to 7 years old the scar has been developing as a tumour on the skin of his eyelid.

58460824_756676948061891_5599182579841368064_n52469142_303851976994779_2861310987871453184_n49206560_269035933765947_7407596980936900608_n

Husbands and fathers play an irreplaceable role in a family. When the man is not there, the wife and child can suffer in many ways. Sadly, because the mother is so poor and won’t be able to bring her boy to the hospital for any checkup or treatment. Likewise, she has no job because of getting older with blurry vision and won’t be able to sew a good clothe like before, so she was halted from the work.

49319487_736871803335314_7102673252316610560_n48390313_369150070525601_4751004642861645824_n

We concern about this and we share this news to our partners finding the supporters to cover on his eyes operation. We are really thankful for our friends in Australia for their generous support, care and pray for this boy.

Finally, from 25th of February 2019, we assisted this boy to get a good treatment in one government hospital, called: Preah Ong Doung Hospital.  After blood testing, CT scan and diagnosis from the specialist Doctors, his eye was found that there was a tumour which needs the operation immediately. Until on 28th  of Feb 2019, he got the surgery successfully.

58420194_804748913245393_4459191645509779456_n 52825761_357229975003073_1869172421508988928_n 52744535_386679855398908_3448502969367003136_n

Then the tumour was researched whether it is the cancerous tumour or non-cancerous tumour. And on 20th of March 2019, we brought him to the hospital again for the finalized result. Fortunately, there is no evidence of malignancy.

53283453_2437128559639156_9210007318400335872_n 53113384_405875333318554_7580199445841575936_n 55944874_816965431994885_139568982372909056_n

All things considered, this is our pleasure to look around who need help and attention like this. Significantly, Serve Cambodia found that there is a tremendous blessing in serving and standing up for orphans and widows as well.

by Nineaka “Nika” Sim (Serve Cambodia’s School Nurse)

 

· · · ·

Feb/19

1

Cooking Competition

In order to make the atmosphere more interesting and to encourage healthy diets and teach home cooking skills, our Serve Cambodia education centres have organized a cooking competition that cook by our students in school. We divided our students into six main groups with three group for the morning classes and another three group for the afternoon classes.

50917494_231164427829451_6734173957492047872_n 50784594_2177736579147306_8101601028102684672_n

Our dishes on the menu are things like Som Lor kor ko, Chha Kapik and Nhoum Sdout – these are Cambodian tradition food. All of these recipes the students have learnt how to cook from the beginning of the week, and this weekend, that is the time to release the ability and to show the result they have learned!

50874035_361467561358576_4131647616926613504_n 50634346_1040661956124647_2108586384057958400_n

At the beginning, we see that each group is united, assigning different roles to doing something like picking vegetables, washing vegetables, slice the meat. Every single group they all need to bring the cooking materials for their own team.

50894897_399623684129329_5884892699248558080_n 50976940_2413285418952160_4407372560140861440_n

After 15 minutes, the smell of the food starts to fly out, making everyone more motivated to do more and looks forward to eating. Not as long before all three teams had finished their cooking and they decorated the food nicely to attract the attention of the judge and people around.

51119300_1345894232218619_5231195799169269760_n 51112783_144070543166897_854415161501417472_n50766511_1905038189605688_7637337921221033984_n

Finally, we see that all the groups have been demonstrate their cooking very well and the food taste yummy and everybody had meal together with happy smile! We hope that each student can take home the lessons they are learning about healthy eating, safe food preparation and confidence in their cooking skills to contribute to their family, and to help their life when they are older with children of their own. They can also enjoy learning and celebrating their own Cambodian culture with traditional recipes, and maybe someone will even discover a new passion for cooking as their career option.

by Phanna Hun (Serve Cambodia Education Director)

· · · ·

Nov/18

8

Girl Talk

In Cambodia, as is custom most girls would not feel comfortable and confident talking about feminine health. This is the reason which compels them to choose to be silent. It seems better than talking or learning about this, in case they will be embarrassed and ashamed and criticized for sharing or asking about their concerns and about any risks they are facing.

Serve Cambodia’s program called “Girl Talk” is created to help young girls. It is targeted towards girls who are around the age of 12 up to be involved in knowing about their health care. It may be that they start adolescent behavior. They are at an age where they feel like they cannot talk about what is happening to their body. In this class, we discuss the use of sanitary products, as well as sexually transmitted disease and what is to be expected during puberty in a safe environment.

26853130_179564442796241_271179581_o

Because turning to this age their bodies are changing; their moods may be unpredictable and sometimes hard to explain. These changes are normal. This Girl Talk is designed to help our teenage girls at Serve Cambodia’s three education centers to understand the common physical and emotional changes they are going through and to deal responsibly with new personal and social situations they may encounter.

Anatomy31290677_2092018924375610_4407129920258441216_n

And also for us, as adults to seek an opportunity to be close with them and be able to share the love of Jesus as well because Jesus was not ashamed to heal the woman who bled for many years. He knew it was not her fault and it was not a sin. It is something that happens to every girl and every woman. It is the way a girl becomes a woman and it is the way for her to be able to do what God thinks is very special – it makes her so she can have children and the bleeding is just a way of the body preparing for this. The blood is not bad nor a reason to feel shame. It is just the body cleaning itself from the inside. The blood is no worse than is sweat or our need to go to the toilet. IT IS NATURAL AND GOOD AND HEALTHY. And also to value their body for a marriage.

26828317_1618362518251289_2136914661_o26828373_180042346081784_1719408388_o26828307_180041876081831_1495743243_o

However we have taught them about body change for the puberty, the body changes its shape. Girls start to get breasts and for the hips to become a bit bigger. This is also to help a girl become a woman. It is more natural for the baby to want to suck the mother’s breast instead of a bottle and it is healthier for the mother and the baby. This is something that will be taught when they are pregnant – not now.

40652573_889662431223786_6670662717012967424_n40654867_2167499333531182_8494752842500800512_n

They are also taught about noticing the changes in their body each month, managing their healthy diet, and developing helpful sanitary practices that will prevent any diseases or discomfort from developing. Many of the girls have never heard about these things from their family before, and are always very excited to learn more and to ask many questions in a safe and supportive environment without shame or embarrassment.

41151337_281193582489782_2368914780049113088_n40980449_238571690159429_3602615033126715392_n

We hope through this class girls could be able to know more about their health, and protecting their reproduction as well. Hopefully, they will be able to teach others and aware that this is necessary to learn. They will also be able to pass on this information to the next generation when they have their own children.

by Nineaka “Nika” Sim (Serve Cambodia’s School Nurse)

 

· · · · ·

Oct/18

14

Sport Days

In every year, Serve Cambodia usually organizes sport events for a school year 2018 for all three of our education centers. The sport program is included in the school curriculum, and students are always learning to play and practice while coming to school and the teachers lead them learning to play so that everyone is ready and can be able to win in this competition for their center.

36849187_2056238874447574_8435852700385542144_n 36904528_2056241521113976_8266507998239653888_n

Shortly thereafter, the competition for athletes seems to be so excited that the student will be moving from their center to the venue, and then everyone had arrived to the venue safely. Just come down from the truck, everyone grin to smile. The teachers in each centers take care of their responsibilities, taking care for all students.

36791368_2056239021114226_6932022661069406208_n 36821212_2056242371113891_1156198100797227008_n

We are also ready to assist with the first aid too. No delay, our game started with a guide to explain the match to the players. All the games have started. Impressive by everyone at the corner they are shouted and scream for their team be encourage.

36772294_2056238801114248_7380992441676988416_n 36801005_2056240674447394_5275610820481384448_n

The tournament has been running for over two hours, and our competition has ended. This program was organized by a team of Australian volunteers and Serve Cambodia staff, and after the announcement of the victory and everyone had lunch together, took a photo together and went back to their own centers. This kind of event helps the students to grow in health, fitness and confidence. It also adds a bright point and excitement to their lives, they can’t afford to join the local sports competitions by themselves. Thank you to our generous sponsors and donors who make Serve Cambodia’s projects possible, for caring for the poor and changing their lives to bring them hope and a bright future!

by Leang Chhat (Harvest Of Hope Center staff member)

· · · ·

Older posts >>

Contact

You can contact us at enquiries@fellowshipofhope.net or PO Box 2574, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Original theme by devolux.nh2.me modified by Daniel Smith | Admin