Prey Khmer

Prey Khmer

The Prey Khmer Church Orphan Home is located in the Kompong Chhnang Province.The home was established the fall of 2004 and is built along the main road to the Thailand border. Because of its strategic location, this route was heavily land-mined by the Khmer Rouge during the 1970s.

The Cambodian Mines Action Committee (CMAC), which is the primary mine removal agency in Cambodia, has been working in the province for eight years. Much of the area has been cleared of mines but a number of children in the homes are there due to death of one or both parents from mine explosions. Death due to childbirth, landmines, violence, and diseases such as malaria, dysentery, dengue fever, and AIDS are the main contributors to an overwhelming orphan population. With the highest HIV infection rate in Asia, death due to A.I.D.S is becoming the number one cause of orphaned children in Cambodia.

Every morning, the children from the home begin their day with a morning devotional. After a time of Bible study, worship, and prayer, they eat breakfast. Some go to school in the morning, and others attend school after lunch. When the children are not in school, they might help with house chores, take a nap, or play. The children enjoy playing soccer, Cambodian games, and learning traditional dances. In the evening, the children participate in a time of devotionals and review their lessons before going to sleep.

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