“Hilfe für Kinder in Kambodscha e.V.” runs a Boardinghouse, with a capacity of 60 students and 3 rooms for teachers. The house is located next to the Junior High School in Peaksneng. It is a place to support poor children visiting school. The students are provided with care, accommodation, food, educational supplies, health supplies, moral support and guidance. There are two separate buildings, one for boys and one for girls.
Now 27 boys, 26 girl and 11 teachers are living in the Boardinghouse. Some of the teacher are living far away from Peaksneng and so they stay during the week. For the boys and also for the girls we have a “House-Parent” which takes care of the students needs. Expecially in case of sickness or having problems they want to talk about, the “House-Parents” give advice and supervise them.
Here is one story of a girl, living in the Boardinghouse. Her name is Unarn, she is 16 years old and studies in grade 9 at the Angkor Thom Junior High School:
“My family is very poor and I have no mother, only a step-mother. All of my siblings stopped studying because we are poor and have no permantent place to stay. Now I visit school because of my uncle. He got information about Angkor Thom Junior High School and the oportunity for poor students to stay in the Boardinghouse because having no money. I filled the form and asked for staying in Boardinghouse. I like living here because I found a lot of friends. They are very friendly and also the teachers. I am very happy to be here. It is like I am living at my own home with a big family.”