Family, education, and training
is near and dear to the hearts at
Children of Hope.
The kids at COH Home
are some of the coolest kids
on the planet.
Although some of them
are actual orphans,
the majority are
de-facto orphans, meaning
they may have at least
one living parent
but their situation required
them to be brought into the care
of COH home.
This could be because they
were being abused, neglected,
were begging on the streets
or because their parent(s)
refused to take care of them.
COH is a small group home
with parenting staff for kids
who could not be returned to
They have helped several kids
for an interim period while their
family could be strengthen to
raise the child, or foster families
could be found - but for these kids
this is their family.
They are not
on display or used for propaganda.
they are family to the loving parents
Between Katherine Steele, who heads up COH, and the staff of COH,
these kids are loved, educated and cared
for in a safe environment.
Best of all, they are being raised up
in the knowledge and love
of Jesus and regularly attend
youth worship services
at Water of Life
CHILDREN OF HOPE EDUCATION
Education is a very important part of the kids lives. We understand the importance of having an education in a poor country like Cambodia therefore we take the task very seriously.
Government education is still very underfunded and staffed in Cambodia. Most teachers ask the students for about one dollar a day if the student wants to pass the class. additionally the teacher requires the student to attend "extra studies" after school where the subject is actually taught, and the extra studies amount to about $20.00 per student per month.
we are very thankful that several students have been sponsored to attend Salamom, a private christian school.
the fee for school and transport is about $100.00 per month, but the students are receiving quality education and learning about God.
thanks to their sponsors, this year we are able to support eleven kids to study at salamom. as god provides. we will continue to keep them in the school and hopefully be able to give the same opportunities to the other children .