Children’s charities in Siem Reap
There are a plethora of Cambodian children’s charities, orphanages and hospitals in Siem Reap and that will make your choice challenging. This is one of the areas where we will be suggesting various charities for you to choose from. Some of what you will read will seem rather disturbing. We are not here to sugar coat a bitter pill. So, let your head guide your heart.
Children’s Hospital Siem Reap
This hospital is regarded by many to be the best in Siem Reap. However, if you were to look at it from the outside, you would be surprised to learn that it is the number 1 children’s hospital in Siem Reap.
Orphanages | which one to choose
Choosing a Cambodian orphanage is wrought with a conflict of conscience, and it is emotionally tough work. Cambodian society and the extended family suggest that all children are taken care of within the family. The reality is that this isn’t always the case. Many people have suggested that parents will drop their children off at an orphanage so that foreigners will visit and give donations. This may seem cynical, but there is some truth to it.
However, we will not be advertising any Cambodian children’s orphanages. By all means, send them physical goods like food, toys and books. But, please do not consider these children as a human zoo.
Work with children in rural Cambodia
We are currently researching for charities working with children in rural areas and would love to hear from you. Maybe you are an NGO, a charity or a group. You could be a previous volunteer that needs some structure and an organisation behind you to continue your passion working with children.