A unique experience that offers you the chance to meet with the inspiring locals who are working to break the cycle of poverty and provide a brighter future for the youth in Cambodia at Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (For the Smile of a Child).
The day begins with a sobering look at the darker side of Cambodia as you travel into a Phnom Penh neighbourhood to learn about local ways of life. From here head to Stung Meanchey. Although not far from the modern buildings found downtown, this local neighborhood is one of the city’s poorest. Many of the children living here are orphans, having lost their parents to disease or abandoned due to financial concerns. Until recently, their only way to get by was to scavenge the rubbish dump for food and items to sell.
Meet with the volunteers who run Pour un Sourire d’Enfant. Meaning ‘For the Smile of a Child’, this organization is helping to improve the lives of Stung Meanchey’s residents. Learn about the struggles of daily life in poor urban Cambodia and how history has impacted the present. Be inspired by the work being done at the centre through its education, vocational training, and job placement programs for street children.
Stop by the souvenir shop and browse the items made by the centre’s students. Then enjoy lunch at Lotus Blanc, where you can support the training of these children by being their guest for a delicious home-cooked meal.