We take the safety of our students very seriously, so if you wish to visit Human and Hope Association, please email us at [email protected] to organise an appointment with one of our staff. Our staff lead very busy days, so we will need to ensure we can accomodate your request. Please remember that we are a community centre and we do not wish to disrupt the students learning or make them feel uncomfortable. We do not allow groups of more than five people to come at the same time, as it can make the students feel as if they are ‘on show’, or a tourist attraction. Please remember that though we work with marginalised villagers, they are people just like us and you, and deserve to be treated that way, with dignity and respect. You will be required to sign abide by our Visitor Code of Conduct, so why not take a look at it now in English or Khmer?
In accordance with our Child Protection Policy, taking photos of the students is not allowed, and you must keep your shoulders and knees covered. We also do not accept volunteers, for a variety of reasons addressed here.
Sangorb married when she was 20 years old, and now at age 26 she has one daughter. When Sangorb’s parents got divorced her education was stopped as she had to feed her family’s cows whilst her siblings studied. As a result, she only studied until grade one.
Sangorb was working as a builder when she found out about our sewing program through a staff member who promoted the program in her village. Unlike many potential students, her husband didn’t tell her not to study; he said it was her decision and if she wanted to gain a skill, she could.
The day after Sangorb took out a microfinance loan with Human and Hope Association she proudly came to study and announced that she had made $1.25 that day by fixing a neighbours clothes whilst she was still studying in beginner class! Once she graduates she plans to set up a shop from home as her village doesn’t have many tailors, so she is at an advantage. Sangorb says her husband is happy to see her have a machine and earning money to support their family.
It costs $90 a month to provide sewing training to a Cambodian women. Become a Sewing Champion today!