My name is Theary. I am 15 years old now. I grew up in a family of four kids and I’m the oldest one. My father died when I was 8 years old. Most days, my family and I didn’t have enough food. That made it very difficult for me to learn or concentrate at school.
One day I got an invitation to go to a One-eighty Celebration on Saturday night. Because I enjoyed ICF very much and started making a lot of new friendships, I was allowed to do volunteer work on weekends. A few months later, my leader came to me and asked me if I wanted to apply for the ICF Education Program. So, I decided to apply and was very happy to have this opportunity.
I know I can’t support my family financially right now, but I have a chance to go to a good school. The ICF Internship offers me the opportunity to talk to my supervisor and other students about the school. I learn a lot more than just sitting on the school bench. I can also develop personally and learn practical things at school.
I want to thank you for sponsoring me through the ICF Education Sponsorship Program. It is making a real difference in my life!
My name is Srey Mech, and I am 14 years old. Due to a moto accident my father had some years ago, my family situation worsened a lot. He has psychological problems and is not able to take care of the family. My mother is the only one in the family with an income. At the beginning of this year, I decided to quit school to work and support my mother who was providing for the family. A caseworker at ICF talked to my mother and encouraged her to let me apply for the ICF Education Program. After I joined, the way I saw education really changed. My education leader helped me see the possibilities for my future better by completing my studies. Now I’m much more motivated to finish school. Thank you so much for your support.
Hello, my name is Wuthy. I am 33 years old and single. I come from a broken family and grew up in an orphanage center. In 2015, I graduated from university. The following year I decided to move to Siem Reap to pursue better job opportunities. At this time I am a facility manager at ICF and lead eleven young people. I organize the various workplaces and make sure that operations run smoothly. I have a lot of contact with different people, so my job is always fulfilling and never dull. Most children in the villages have no chance of getting a good education, so I want your story to be different from that of most Cambodian kids. I want to support you because my background was similar to yours. I want you to grow up well and healthy and to be able to go through life strengthened because of having a relationship with Jesus Christ. I want you to have a hopeful perspective on life and a good career. I want you to reach your full potential.
My name is Poeoun. I am 53 years old and a mother of four children. I have had many family and marital problems and often drank alcohol because of it. I thought it would be easier for me to forget our difficulties. I often got sick. My body felt weak and I had no energy anymore. Our Caseworker visited me every day and encouraged me to do a health check at the hospital. For a long time, I always rejected them because it was not easy for me to talk about my personal problems. I was worried that I would have to pay a lot of money at the hospital that I didn’t have. My health did not improve and the Caseworker informed me about the Health Sponsorship Program and their assumption of costs. After hearing that, we went to the hospital together. The doctor found out that I have severe mental depression, Diabetes, and high blood pressure. From now on, I have to take medicine and need to check up on my blood every month. But I feel much better now and know that I’m not alone anymore. I want to be strong for my children and an example to my family and other women in my village so they have a chance to understand the importance of self-care. I would like to say thank you for sponsoring the Health Sponsorship Program. Because of this, the checkups and my required medication is covered.
My name is Sao. I am 51 years old and a mother of five children. My husband and I are farmers and shepherds of water buffalos. One morning I had an accident in the kitchen where I fell into a boiling pot of water and burned myself badly on the shoulder. I had no money for expensive treatment and I didn’t want to go to the hospital. After two painful days, I informed my caseworker about the incident and showed her my burn. She came daily, cleaned, and cared for my wound. She brought me an ointment and showed me how to anoint and care for the wound. A month later the burn had healed and I was no longer in pain. I’m very grateful for our caseworker and that she is trained enough to support us and help us in the village. Thank you for covering the cost of the painkillers and creams through the Health Sponsorship.
My name is Srey Nuch and I am 10 years old. I live in a village far away from the ICF campus. I am very happy that an ICF truck comes to pick us up every week. I couldn’t get to campus without this help. Because of this ministry, I have a chance to play with my friends, eat together, enjoy fun games and listen to bible stories.
My name is Srey Lim and I am 15 years old. I’m in grade 7 and live in a village outside of Siem Reap City. Through the ICF Truck Sponsorship, my friends and I have the opportunity to join a lot of different activities at the ICF Campus every week. I’m able to get exercise by playing football and swimming at the ICF Lake. I can also learn other useful things such as gardening and English. I can deepen my relationship with God by learning about the Bible. If there were no ICF Truck picking me up, I wouldn’t be able to join the activities at the ICF Campus. The way is too far and dangerous, and my parents wouldn’t allow me to go by myself. I am very blessed and grateful for this kind of support. Thank you very much.