The Bomnong L’or (meaning Goodwill in Khmer) center was established in 2003 by Help the Cambodian Children (who continue to work as our funding body in the UK). Its aim was to support the poor inner city slum community of the CT district in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. It is an area where most families are living in tin shacks with no access to running water and opportunities to escape the poverty trap are few. Many families were under so much strain that children were being sent out to work to help support their families. This, combine with the fact that parents could not afford the cost of school uniforms meant that many children were not attending school and therefore receiving no form of education. Bomnong L’or dedicated itself to helping to alleviate this poverty, focusing on education and increasing opportunities.
While Bomnong L’or has grown and become an independent charity we continue to receive funding from Help the Cambodian Children.
Our aim is to contribute to a Cambodia where everyone has the opportunity to become educated and achieve their potential. To enthuse people to learn, build their confidence, collaborate with others and aspire to a better life for themselves.