Saturday, June 25, 2005

Cambodian Children

Many children in cambodia can't go to school .Because thier family are very poor, by the way cambodia has no enough school and trainspotation for them. They have to stop study.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

move out of cambodia.i hear the middle east is nice these days. "But it's our home!" Well, if you government does not provide for you, find one that will, and make that your home. America has very open arms.

Wed Jul 20, 08:11:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey retard. They're too poor to go to school. Maybe when you're that poor its hard to move to America, or maybe you don't want to save for years to arrive at America with absolutely nothing, because America sucks when you're poor.

Wed Jul 20, 08:38:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi im irish and have recently been to cambodia with friends travelling around south east asia its a cool country the people are very open and fun loving considering all the destruction they endured during the pol pot years, your country has only recently emerged from this dark time and it will take a long time before your quality of living improves in regards to schools i think international aid and your own government funding should subsidise farmers incomes so the children do not have to stay at home and work and can further there education.

Wed Jul 20, 08:47:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are learning how to use the computer and the internet. That is a big step. Perhaps now you can reach out to the people of the world and ask for help. You could use the computer to set up scholarships or to ask teachers to come to your country to teach. Keep up the good work, NEVER give up!

Wed Jul 20, 11:17:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous Erick said...

Hello there !

I will have to agree with the previous message and also say 'Never give up !'.

Use the internet to reach out for help, it will work if you will make it work !

Wed Jul 20, 11:52:00 PM GMT+7  
Blogger Ritt Rourt said...

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Thu Jul 21, 01:10:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I am Katya, from Boston, Massachusetts (In the United States)! I like your blog very much. There are a lot of places on the Internet where you can go to learn plenty of things, like English, for example. Here is only one place that is free and available to any computer user:

Ask the teacher who helped you make this blog to show you how to find other educational sites (for languages, math, history, and other subjects). This is usually done by using "google" (your teacher will explain that too). If you can work a computer this well, you have access to a lot of educational sources and you just don't yet know where they are. Good luck, and keep up the great work! Katya

Thu Jul 21, 03:12:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Blue Tiger BC said...

I wish you guys in Cambodia the very best wishes and welcome you online. might help if you need a free antivirus for your computers.

As for getting your country to have more people knowing to read and write, I believe you should somehow get a credit card (visa, mastercard, etc) or bank account for a pay pal account. can give you one. The reason I recomend this is that you could offer a donation box on your web blog for a good cause like opening a new school to help kids read/write. An example donation setup is at

That's a free online radio site that gets money from donations. 5-10 bucks from thousands of people can add up. :)

It says Paypal donate at the top of get something like that and make your home even better.

Good luck in the future and remember, most places in Canada and America only recently got 56k Internet 10 years ago. If you are in that position now know that things tend to get better before you know it! :D

Thu Jul 21, 04:18:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep the faith. Teach understanding and spread the word. Show the world who you are and what you can do. Lots of countries have risen from the ashes (so to speak)You give inspiration to those who care enough to read or care. I wish my country was doing better too but our government sucks right now. Anonymous (shamed) Republican

Thu Jul 21, 08:54:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are poor in Cambodia, stay there. Many Cambodians look to marry someone in the USA so they could come here and think they will have a better life. More than likely, if the person they marry isn't doing financially well, then they will not be happy. I hear teenage Cambodian girls marry a much older Cambodian man in the USA, the girl claims she is 18 on paper so they can get by in the US. It's just not right. Also if you were popular in Cambodia, famous or whatever and you come to the US, you will be nothing. You have no useful skills in the US workplace, many come here and work in production. While that maybe better than working in Cambodia, it's not good enough to live a full life in the US. It's so ironic, the Cambodians that have lived here in the USA for awhile wants to go back and live in Cambo. The ones living in Cambodia wants to come live in the US.

Thu Jul 21, 08:00:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sadden me to read on this last message about Cambodians who had lived here frustrated and confused and wanted to go back home and live there, and yet many Cambodians back home are dying to come to the States for a better life. What I can say to this senario is: those who want to go back are losers. They are given the most precious opportunities that most people in the whole world have only dreaming about. I am not trying to glorify America, but I am speaking from my personal experience. I am a first generation immigrant from Cambodia, like hundreds and thousands of other Cambodians who came here to start a new life. We study hard and work even harder to make all the possible dream come true. It is rather unimaginable that those who actually wanted to give up all these opportunities and return back to the land which they had escaped.

That's pathetic... Nuff said.

Thu Jul 21, 09:23:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous Rich said...

Sour sadi from Rich.
I left Kampuchea may 2, 2005. I was happy to see many people who are proud to be Khmer. Young and old who want to make their home land better. They know it will take time and hard work but this is a good thing. They are very poor but happy people who appreaciate what they have. They are happy to give though they have nothing. I want to give to them. This for me is joy. I will marry with Vwuern, and her family welcomes me in an aranged marriage cambodian style. Not according to my American way, but according the the Khmer way. As an American I am submissive to their way as I am a privilaged visitor in their society, not dominate as with most American and westerners. I hope some day my people will see the value in the old cultural society. Please as you investagate the world never forget who you are. As you will see, many who have everything outside have nothing inside. I see in you people much goodness, but also very volnerable. Be careful about who you trust from this society. There is much badness here and it wants to spred like a dredful plage. I speak about your oil, your gems, your daughters, your close to China and my government wants to control that region. Big American companies want to rape your land and resorces and your people. It is good that you come out into the world but I wish for you to be very careful, please. Hope to see you in your homeland, Rich.

Fri Jul 22, 10:30:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with the previous message, i wishes all your dream is come true in America. i have been living in America for 15 years, i study hard and work hard for one reseason to reach American Dream, i can have all the opportunity, good lifestyle in America, however the American Dream is larger than that "America is a willingness of heart"-F Scott Fitzgerald- returning to help Cambodia is a good-will of Cambodian American people. you have to consider this that the country of Cambodia had been broken in many aspect of life; economicaly, politicaly, socially, caused of war. i went throught that and so did most Cambodian were. so to return to Cambodia and helping Cambodia is the world moral obligation, it is pride, it is in our heart Especaily, being living American, we can have all the opportunity in world and we have so much, but to giving back is great cause, to those for what ever reason of you return, you are contributing to Cambodia economicaly, to say they are a loser is not helpful. i am so inspiring by many American and Cambodian peolple who living a broad and the world citizens that has been reaching hands to help this poor small nation. i am so thankful of their return. As old Chiness proverb say" it is better to light one candle than curse the darkness". Simply, we have so much with so little time, As American or Cambodian American, we have giving up our self-centered and selfishness. Because the glory of this nation and with the generousity of our heart, we have our power to control the destiny of those who have suffered so much.

USA, Texas

Fri Jul 22, 11:37:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

USA-Texas, i mean my comment is for the previous message before you Rich- anyway, thank you for your visited to Cambodia. -good comment!


USA, Texas

Fri Jul 22, 11:53:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to laugh a sad laugh when I read the comment where "moving out" was highly recommended. I am sure that whoever wrote this comment has no idea how difficult that could be. Even if one does have the right amount of money (which is almost impossible...all money is spent to keep to stay a live and keep your family alive in Cambodia) then there is the even larger problem of how difficult it is to obtain a VISA to leave the country. Even if you try to leave with the right connections from the U.S. when it is clearly a VISITORS visa to go for education, the U.S. embassy makes it so very hard. Interesting that the Middle East guy thinks American has open arms and that's where the terrorist seem to come from. And hard working, poor Cambodians have a hard time just getting to America even when they have friends and sponsors who will welcome them into their homes to get educated and move bach to Cambodia to offer help and education to better their own country! How does that work? It isn't fair. If America has "open arms" then why do my friends get visa denials when they just want to go over to attend a university? And middle easterners just go into their open arms? I have never known a Cambodian to bomb the U.S. Why can't we go over when we have saved for years and years and could do it?

Fri Jul 22, 08:00:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My reply to message below:
It's not as easy as you have stated it to be. If it was we wouldn't be having this conversation. There is no such thing as open arms.

Anonymous said...
move out of cambodia.i hear the middle east is nice these days. "But it's our home!" Well, if you government does not provide for you, find one that will, and make that your home. America has very open arms.

Sat Jul 23, 01:24:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"laugh and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone."_Ella W.Wilcom- we understand your suffered Khmer people, now welcome to the world, let we cry together.

Sat Jul 23, 04:05:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I am very happy to see many good and concerned people from my country in suport of the Cambodian Nationals. This is a good thing and if you go to see the people I am sure you will see the great goodness in their hearts. It is not of the this that I warn, it is of those in control of the big American industries and government who may have evil motives. I wish there was open arms here. But even if this was the case it cost 10,000 to 12,000 baht ($250-$300) for a Cambodian passport. This is what I will pay for my wife to come to Thailand with me. This is not possible for people who have so little. To put it in perspective, a meal is 15-20 baht in Thailand and less in Cambodia, this is only $0.35-$0.50 in America. Many people can not afford to buy this meal. It does not take millions of dollers to help, only very little to us can be so much to them. If it is in your heart to help as it is in mine, I encourage you to invest in their future as I will also through my new Cambodian family, the papa is the village leader. I do not know a good source to help through but maybe the students can give us this information and we can trust them to see that our help goes to some good. I would trust this more than some American charity which takes in millions and does nothing or very little.

Sat Jul 23, 07:47:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Rich said...

Rich came up "anonymous" but that comment is from me.

Sat Jul 23, 08:02:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spreadout your knowledge and understanding of human rights and democracy to everyone you know. If one day everyone of just tell one person about it, a day of the election (four years later), democracy will win the evil.

Mon Jul 25, 04:30:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things take time. Be patient, dear brother! Cambodia has just gotten out of hell. It's now almost 10 years in democracy. Cambodia is still very poor. However, it takes everyone in Cambodia to improve it and make life better everyday. This involves having this blog, having healthy conversation with one another, discussing ideas and reflecting on how far we have come, how we survived, looking at our strengths and our humanity to rebuild Cambodia. If the children are poor to attend school, look into the wats, as we had done before, and see if the children can be educated in other ways. School doesn't have to be indoors. It can be in the fields. Take learning to wherever the children are -- teach them to sing, tell stories and to pass on the legacies of peace. Every Cambodia can start to play a role in her development. This blog can be a ground for asking questions, for thinking out loud about where you are, where you want to be, what kind of a society you want to create, etc. This can include those who have left the country, and those who are returning, and those who want to leave. Be united in your heart and purpose. You will know what to do.

Wed Aug 03, 05:09:00 AM GMT+7  
Blogger RIP said...

Poor is one thing living without hope is another. One can be poor but happy, uneducated but wise. What Cambodians need is the change of state religion that failed our nation in the past and continues to fail us right now. Look for the true God that can lead Cambodia out of despair.

Thu Aug 18, 12:45:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree...Yes. It will take a miracle and God is in the "miracle-business". Cambodia has no problems too big for Him to solve. It's happening.

Sun Aug 21, 06:45:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous rachael said...

hi, i'm rachael. i recently visited Cambodia on a school trip, and we helped out at the Missionaries of Charity orphanage. The children received us quite well, and a true bond of friendship was formed. It's been 3 weeks since we've returned home to Singapore, but we'ew still in touch with our new cambodian friends.

On our trip, we realised that the canned food we collected was not enough, we drove for 3 hours from Siem Reap to a small village and the people there were really in need of help. My teacher gave a little girl a slice of her bread and the little girl ran to a group of children and divided that small piece among themselves. 0.0

Fri Dec 09, 12:17:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough talk.
Please support us in our efforts to help alleviate cambodian poverty. There is a boom in tourism to Cambodia going on so there is plenty of money. The main problem is that much of the wealth generated returns to international investors or into the hands of just a few local operators.

We have started a travel company in Siem Reap called Sage Insights. ALL the profits go to Cambodian children. Please support our efforts by spreading the word about Sage or by visiting the website

Enough talk - please help us to help them


Tue May 02, 04:03:00 PM GMT+7  
Anonymous Khmer Karaoke said...

As poor as Cambodia is, I think there's still engough for everyone if people only knew how to share. Corruption is widepread; everyone is out to take advantage of everyone else. Even tourists from developed countries come to sexually exploit our women and children. It's hard to believe that in a country with so many Buddhist temples there is so little compassion for one another.

Sat Jun 16, 11:33:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous tiago vicente said...

Hi. My name is Tiago Vicente. I’m Brazilian, 19 years old, student of international relations and IT teacher. I’ve been working as a volunteer in a social project in a poor area of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) for almost three years. We offer to poor adolescents and children an opportunity of not get involved with drugs, prostitution, criminality, etc. we do it thought some courses and workshops, giving them a chance of being a citizen with a better future. Some of the courses and workshops are: I.T, English, dance, music, soccer, volley, capoeira, swimming, drawing, school’s subjects reinforcement, etc.
We’ve got around 200 adolescents and children, many of them have breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack here. We do our best to change their future, believing that they’ll be able to improve it through these courses, lectures, psychological and social accompaniment we offer. A chance, that’s just what they need.
But, unfortunately, running it has being very difficult, because we don’t have a support. The work demands money and it’s very difficult here because people who have money don’t want to share, don’t want to give a little bit. It would be awesome if every person who has conditions, had pleasure of giving a little bit for who doesn’t have. This work can’t stop! So, I’m begging, please, help us.
The work is serious and hard. We do it for love, in hope of seeing a better society.
The Work really needs a help and because of this I’m writing this document. So, if you can do, do your best. Just do. Please.
We’ve got a homepage, but it’s not translated in English yet and it’s not totally up to date because it’s expensive (We’re working hardly to bring it up to date as soon as possible), but through this homepage you can see a little of our work.

My e-mail:

Tue Jun 19, 01:01:00 AM GMT+7  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cambodia has suffered enough. The last thing it needs is superstitions like Christianity ( which by the way is already proven false by science)to drag them down further. They need proper education and assistance in cultural renewal so that they can stand proud again.

Tue Jan 08, 02:58:00 PM GMT+7  
Blogger michelle said...

Can anyone help me figure out how to help a Cambodian friend get her son here on a student visa. The websites are so confusing. What's the first step?

Sat Nov 21, 12:40:00 AM GMT+7  

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