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Children and Poor Community Development Organization (CPCDO) branch is located in Battambang (BTT), Cambodia which received funding support from the Float Foundation since January 2007. The funds from the Float Foundation were used to construct three buildings to house 50 orphanages (26/boys and 24/girls), four toilets, and a small room for generator.

One of the three buildings is used for a study room/dining area. In addition, the office is also located in this building. The fund was also used to construct and an out door kitchen which connected to the girls’ building. The Center started its full operation as of April 20, 2007.
This reporting period is the 2nd quarter of the 4nd year project which is funded by the Float Foundation.


CPCDO Personnel

There are 7 staffs working for the BTT-CPCDO branch in the following structure:

  • Shelter Director - Mr. Choun Phoeon
  • Financial Officer - Mr. Eng Chandy
  • Administrator - Mr. Chhung Bora
  • Teacher - Ms. Phem Sompas
  • Security Guard - Mr. Ros Samorn
  • Cook - Mr. Ing Yeoun
  • Wet nurse - Ms. Khon Morm

Staff held regular monthly meeting. In the meeting, the following regular agenda were discussed: managing children, teaching and educating children on moral and rules living in the center, security and order in the center and hygiene foods and health.


Children Status:

During the quarter, since 2 children left, the center has 48 children. The table below summarized the number of children working in three different state schools. The two children were allowed to go home due to their parents’ request and decision made by the CPCDO’s committee.

School Name Total Children Female
Dob Krosaing Primary School 32 12
Prey Touch Secondary School and 15 05
Sangkae High School. 01 01
Total 48 18

Further, they studied more as supplementary classes at the center to improve their learning capacity. In these classes, they were learning Khmer Literature, Maths and Physics. During this reporting period the results of children performance at school were not available until early July. During this period five children were preparing for the national exam in order to pass from secondary school to high school in July.
Note: Four children (1 girl) have no parents, 11 children (4 girls) are from extremely poor families, 9 children (4 girls) have no mother and 24 children (9 girls) have no father.


English Study

During this reporting period, the center accepted 5 neighborhood children to the English class. In total there are 53 children studying English. By reviewing their study progress, most children who are studying “Let’s Go II” could practice well in listening, reading, writing and speaking, while the others could only do quite well in reading and listening for some sessions during the class. For those who are continuing studying New Headway Elementary, only a few of them met some difficulties in listening, reading, speaking and writing.



By the end of June, the library consists of 801 books and 58 toy and word games. Below is the table indicating the number of books in different categories.

No. Category Number of the Books
1 General Education 221
2 History 23
3 Khmer Language 36
4 English Language 148
5 Dictionary 3
6 Folk Stories 131
7 Joke Stories 11
8 Painting 100
9 Drawing 21
10 About Christ 107
  Total 801


As usual, three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) were made for children to eat together along with a set monthly menu under a sufficient balance of the meal. Sometimes children and the cook made some deserts.
Children health and hygiene During this reporting period children have shown their improvement in taking care themselves in physical hygiene and learnt about basic health care protection. As results, they did not get any infection from ringworm, other itching diseases, and/or having lice. Unfortunately, the change into raining season in mid-may caused some children sneezing and fever. After taking medicine for a few days, they were recovered. Two teen girls had irregular cycle. After going for treatment and having traditional medicine and tablet, they were better.
Children Materials There are 53 bicycles and 5 of them are broken which could not be used. During this period, CPCDO had contacted Rustic Pathways and Global Student Outreach seeking for fund to support the Center. As results, Mr. Christopher Heynen, director of Rustic Pathways, promised to provide school materials to children. Regarding to the proposal for an engine, a motorbike, and a workshop for water filter, he would inform back after discussing with his supervisor and management.
Children Committee Children committee had held a meeting to discuss the following issues: Update the center/children situation: CPCDO briefly reported that CPCDO had fund from the Float Foundation and we were still looking for other funding to support the activities however it was not success. Two girls whom their families requesting to take them for home visit during Khmer New Year did not return to the Center. o
Vea Ouch born in 1996 entered the Center on 09 May 2007 because of poverty. She has only father. During Khmer New Year her father and relatives requested taking her home for the New Year with promising to take her back by April 20. But they did not take her back to the Center. One day after the April 20 CPCDO visited them and they were told that the Girl did not want to come back to the Center. The Committee questioned to the CPCDO-Btt Director, what reasons that made her decided not to come back, she was unhappy living in the center what reasons were. Somaly born in 1995 entered the Center on 18 July 2008 because of poverty living with her relatives before the Center. She has only mother whom abandon her to work in Poipet. During Khmer New Year her relatives requested taking her home for the New Year with promising to take her back by April 20. But they did not take her back to the Center. One day after the April 20 CPCDO visited them and they were told that the Girl went her mother to Poipet. Regarding to the above issues, the Committee questioned the Director how the relationship among children, boy and girl, are and what actions were taken by CPCDO to address these issues. CPCDO had followed up by visiting the two families many times but it turned out that the girls did not come back to the Center. The reason for the Vea Ouch was that she maybe asked by her father to look after her younger brothers and help him doing the housework as nobody help him on this. CPCDO promised to give the detail report on internal observation on the relationship among children in the Center. CPCDO also raised an issue that children relatives who take children for home visit were reluctant to children back on time as promised from the begging by giving the reason that they are busy and no time to take them back. If children return late to the Center they will miss their school.
To address these issues, the Committee by suggesting two solutions based on the goal of the CPCDO as follows:

a. Children whom their family take for home visit and returning late to center the family will contribute 20000 Riel per day according to the number of day that they are late for the day that to Center expenses

b. Children whom the family request taking them out from the center before finishing at least Grade 9 will pay back the amount of money spent on them from the 1st day living in the center to day of leaving and if the family is not able to pay back their request of having the children leave the Center early is not granted.


Other event/ Activity:

  • Met HFCC’s director, Mr. Phillip to propose medical check up for children during school summer vacation.
  • Global Student Outreach donated 2 cows, 4 hens, a chicken coop, 5 boxes of instant noodle. They also took their guests visiting CPCDO during the visit they brought some fruit and some snack for children.
  • Meeting with an organization working in Water Sanitation program to analyse and discuss about the loan project to run for drinking water supply and signed the contract.


  • Lack of management method to monitor and control the children.
  • Lack of transportation for taking sick children to hospital.
  • Lack of communication means with outsider.