Sihanoukville Shelter - Can you help?
A CCPCR operated shelter in Sihanoukville opened its doors in 1997. The care grew and land was purchased for a permanent CCPCR supported shelter in 2002, yet had to unfortunately be closed in 2007 due to lack of funding. During the 10 years of operation, the shelter rehabilitated and reintegrated approximately 300 women and girls. Our hope is to open the shelter again, focusing on rehabilitation and reintegration of at-risk girls from Sihanoukville and the surrounding provinces of Kep, Kampot and Koh Kong.
In addition to immediate care and rehabilitation, an objective is to provide training for the girls that will equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to develop income generative programs to help with the self-sustainability of the shelter as well as the re-integration of the girls into their communities. Projects may include: sale of produce grown in the shelter gardens, offering typing and printing services through the computer training program, sale of handicrafts/clothing at responsible trade stores in tourist areas or online at our website.
Our hope is that once the shelter can be sustained once more, our programs could widen to include community education and prevention, investigation and rescue and community support programs.
Help is needed to reopen the Sihanoukville Shelter â€“ can you help?
Budgetary and material needs:
- Maintenance to get the shelter ready for reopening, e.g. new kitchen, outside rubbish removal, painting of walls, general cleaning
- Household items e.g. plates, bowls, cutlery, pots, pans
- Furniture for classrooms and dorm rooms e.g. desks, chairs, tables, whiteboard, bookshelves, lockers, beds
- Annual budget for classroom resources e.g. books, paper, crayons, pens, note pads
- Annual food budget
- Bedding (mattress, sheets and pillows)
- Annual medical and dental budget (to include initial check ups on entry to the shelter and also fund for health care as needed)
- Center Manager, Reintegration Officer, guard and teachers\' salaries (sewing, computers, English and hair dressing)
- Water filter
- Electricity and other utilities e.g. waste disposal
- Office furniture e.g. Secure filing cabinet, desks, chairs)
- Annual budget for hygiene supplies (sanitary pads, disposable gloves, first aid kits, cleaning products, soap, tooth brushes, combs, tissues, rubbish bins)
- Start up capital for vocational training materials e.g. computers, printers and sewing machines