Heartprint House Community Support Centre is located in Phum Thmey village, Sangkat Svaydongkum, on the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Siem Reap is famous for the Angkor Wat temple complex but little of the wealth generated by the tourist trade finds its way to the poorer farming villages in the area.
Heartprint Community Support Centre is all about creating opportunity not dependency. We want to help people learn new skills and also increase their ability, confidence, and self-worth, enabling people to take control of their own futures. We offer a broad range of programs to cater to all family's circumstances ensuring longevity to the family.
Though our main activities are providing education, housing and awareness, operating in a poor village means that we often get people knocking on our door at Heartprint House in real crisis coming to us for assistance: (no money, no food, no baby milk, sickness, family bereavement etc). We offer help where we can, but we also strive to ensure our support doesn't make people more dependent on aid and become even less able to take care of themselves and their families.
BUILDING A FUTURE
It is planned through our education and support programs to give opportunity for families to become self-sufficient. Helping to break the cycle of poverty that runs across much of rural Cambodia.
The community support centre offers accommodation to vetted volunteers visiting Cambodia giving families access to English speaking experiences. Volunteers will not only contribute to the centre through their accommodation fee but will also be on hand to help out with the running of the programs as well as the packaging and distribution of care packages.
By making a general donation to Heartprint House you are not only making a donation to the ongoing costs of running the Community Support Centre you are also contributing to the following:
- Education of our Khmer staff members
- A refuge for local children and adults
- Regular movie nights at the centre
- Community hygiene information sessions
- Dental hygiene access
- Women's health education sessions
- Community vegetable garden access