Bright Hope Cambodia program
We work with one core program, providing what’s necessary for vulnerable children to grow and develop in a successful safe way, in order to have the best opportunities in life
Every child is different and has different needs - it’s our goal to meet these
A fully functional and successful Group Home with 23 HIV-positive children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia have been cut off from financial support, which means the Group Home was supposed to close and the 23 children, most of them orphaned, would be left to fend for themselves. To prevent this BHC has taken the full responsibility for the children and taken over the daily running of the Group Home to provide for these children long term, until they are independent enough to take care of themselves.
The Group Home is a safe place that can accommodate children who are either orphans or have relatives who can’t take care of them. The Group Home offers a safe place for the children’s development. The children will get the right education, the right medicine and care. At the Group Home, there will be several caregivers working to take care of these children 24/7, providing the children with food and care.
Our goal is to give these children the best opportunities in life. We want to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to become independent and reintegrated into society.
All of the children have scheduled check ups at the National Pediatric Hospital and Social Health Clinic, how often depends on the health of each child. They are all getting Antiretroviral treatment (ART) which consist of a pill they have to take twice a day. It’s not a cure for HIV, but it can keep it under control. This medicine is provided free from the government of Cambodia. Bright Hope Cambodia are going to have a cooperation with the hospital where they will get their check ups, the hospital will help with guiding the children on how to live with HIV and prevention of passing it on to others by counseling at each check up, the hospital will also tip us about other children who would benefit from our support.
The Children's future
By keeping the children, who currently live in the Group Home together in a safe and familiar environment, their opportunities in life will be substantially greater. They would be able to complete school, gain valuable life skills, choose their preferred professional direction, and to get scholarships for university and extended courses of their choice. We would be able to do the utmost to ensure a hopeful future for the children: the personal and professional futures they dream of, with our continued encouragement, guidance and support.