EXPLORE | LEARN | TAKE ACTION
Since 1995, I have made over thirty trips to Cambodia. In those trips, I’ve had the privileged of visiting numerous programs that do wonderful work to help the nation heal. And because many of you have written to me of your desire to help Cambodia, below is a short list of the programs I’ve visited. They do excellent work. Please help them anyway you can. And please contact them directly with your inquiries.
Here are some links that you may find useful for getting involved in the campaign against landmines and info on Cambodia. More will be coming soon.
- Veterans International-Cambodia: http://www.ic-vic.org/
I’ve been involved with VI-C since 1997 and cannot say enough about the lives our programs have changed and altered. VI-C’s goal is to support victims of war and poverty who are often living on the margins of society. We give them the tools to help build better lives for themselves and their families, empowering them to become productive members of their communities…
- International Campaign to Ban Landmines: www.icbl.org
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is a global network in over 90 countries that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions, where landmine and cluster munitions survivors can lead fulfilling lives.
- Cambodian Landmine Museum: www.cambodialandminemuseum.org
The CLMMRF facility is more than a museum. It is also the home of an incredible family that provides education and support for dozens of at-risk, landmine-affected children rescued by the CLMMRF NGO. Many children who are part of this family have suffered overwhelming hardships. The Landmine Museum was created so that it might serve as a place of healing for bodies, hearts and minds.
- PEPY Ride: www.pepyride.org
The PEPY Ride organizes volunteer and adventure travel in developing countries and redevelopment areas suffering from natural disasters. The PEPY Ride emphasizes education through action, where participants both learn from and give back to the communities they visit…
- People Improvement Organization: www.peopleimprovement.org
Founder and phenomenal woman Phymean Noun was nominated as CNN’s Heroine because she is one. PIO serves 600 children a day through a variety of programs that include, non-formal education and vocational training. Through our programs we provide some of the most vulnerable women and children in Cambodia with hope for the future.
- A New Day Cambodia School: www.anewdaycambodia.com
ANDC provides shelter, food, and education to Cambodia’s garbage dump scavenger children.
- Sunrise Children’s Village: www.sunrisechildrensvillage.com
You may remember Geraldine Cox from the awarding winning documentary “My Khmer Heart”, here is her program. This woman is amazing!
- AFESIP: www.afesip.org
AFESIP CAMBODIA exists to combat trafficking in women and children for sex slavery; to care for and rehabilitate those rescued from sex slavery; to provide occupational skills and to reintegrate those rescued into the community in a sustainable and innovative manner.
- The Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center: www.cwcc.org.kh
Helping Women Help Themselves. The Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre (CWCC)is a local Non-Government Organisation (NGO) registered with the Royal Cambodian Government’s Ministry of Interior. CWCC’s primary purpose is to provide assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and trafficking.
KHMER ROUGE TRIBUNAL
- Documentation Center of Cambodia: www.dccam.org
Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-CAM) is an independent Cambodian research Institute. Since 1995, they have built a reputation as an international leader in the quest for memory and justice.
- Cambodia Tribunal Monitor: www.cambodiatribunal.org
Cambodia Tribunal Monitor is a consortium of academic, philanthropic and non-profit organizations committed to providing public access to the tribunal and open discussion throughout the judicial process.
CAMBODIAN COMMUNITIES IN U.S.
- Cambodian Association of America (Long Beach, CA): www.cambodianusa.com
- Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (Boston, MA): www.cmaalowell.org
- Cambodian Association of Illinois (Chicago, IL): www.cai.maaillinois.org
- Southeast Asian Resource Action Center: www.searac.org