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It has been 8 months since our direct response to the pandemic prompted the distribution of monthly emergency relief packages; a critical lifeline for so many families. As government schools began to reopen in stages, we made the decision to re-evaluate the distribution protocol to further ensure and monitor that their children’s education is being prioritised by all guardians.

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Laleh Mohmedi of @jacobs_food_diaries partners with ‘REACH Siem Reap’ to help feed hungry kids in Cambodia.

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@Jacobs_food_diaries is endorsing REACH Siem Reap; help Laleh feed kids in Cambodia! With a passion for nutrition and the wellbeing of children around the world, Laleh is proudly partnering with REACH; she wants to help us feed our disadvantaged kids and families while promoting our cause far and wide.

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The importance of youth empowerment.

“Modern day slavery” constitutes of individuals being bought, forced or coerced into exploitative labour under false premises. Cambodia is ranked 9th out of 167 countries on the Global Slavery Index. As you are reading this, approximately 260, 000 Cambodians that were living in poverty have recently been sold lies of a promising future by traffickers, before being trafficked both within and across borders. At this moment in time, approximately 260, 000 Cambodians are being forced to work in abhorrent environments for little to no pay or to debt bondages. At this exact second, thousands of them are trapped indefinitely at sea on fishing boats, working 20 hours a day, unknowing of the next time their feet will touch land. Even more shockingly, many of them are under the age of 16 years old.

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Our home visits and the sad reality of urban poverty in Siem Reap.

In February 2020, prior to the school’s opening, our team carried out a stringent process to identify and enrol over 200 impoverished students into our programs at REACH. Our team of social workers conducted house visits on prospective beneficiaries within the urban poor community surrounding our school.

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