Volunteers usually run our creative workshops with the assistance of our Khmer teachers. The workshops can be anything from arts and crafts, to singing, dancing, acting.
Anjali is a day centre that provides a safe and happy educational environment for over 120 underprivileged students in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
At Anjali House we provide each child with free healthcare, food, clean drinking water and an education.
“We believe that no child should be forced to beg or work. We believe that they have the right to enjoy their childhood – to learn, play, make friends and grow in a safe and happy environment. These are basic rights that no child should be denied.”
The Anjali Philosophy
One of the key factors in the development of Cambodia, as in any country, is the education of their children. Education encourages independent and analytical thought, fosters self-confidence, and provides new opportunities. We hope that by providing this education, these children will be able to fully contribute to, and participate in, the future of their country.
We firmly believe in the value of providing children with the opportunity to access various forms of expression. Whether through art, sport, creative writing, dance or music, we aim to foster each and every child’s creativity. This creativity can be an important tool to encourage social interaction and educational development, as well as being a proven form of therapy for mental and physical disabilities.
Anjali House is a sustainable and locally run organization. Our Director is Khmer, as are all our teachers and most of our key staff. Following the devastation and hardships of the last 50 years, we hope this process will empower our Khmer staff and offer them the chance to broaden their skills, by managing not only healthcare, education, and social work but also eventually fund-raising and communications.