The Shelter of Love Center
The Shelter of Love Center is a home for disadvantaged and displaced children located in the central province of Kompong Thom, Cambodia. It was began with funding provided by an American couple who desired to help needy children. 24 acres of land were purchased in November 2002 and the first building began in July 2003. It's a non-government organization with a c Cambodian staff of 15. In January of 2005, two more houses were built to accomodate 14 children in each as well as a small apartment for the house parents. Recently, 17 more children joined the center, bringing the total to 51 children at the Center.
New Hope for Orphans
SEAPC has partnered with New Hope for Orphans to support their seven orphanage facilities throughout Cambodia. Through our sponsorship program each child is provided with shelter, food, clothing, education, medical care, loving caregivers and the knowledge that someone cares for them. Other contributions go toward facility improvement, staff and extra needs.
Cambodia Christian School Network
SEAPC has joined with the Kingdom of Cambodia and New Hope for Orphans to form SEAPC/Cambodia a national Christian organization. From this base we are responding to the invitation of the King to establish 25 model schools in rural parts of the kingdom.
The first 7 sites have been approved and earth is being moved. [Watch our recent progress at Banteay Meanchey College]. The project is being overseen by Pastor Sinai Phouek. The partnership of SEAPC/USA, SEAPC/Singapore, SEAPC/Malaysia, and SEAPC/Cambodia are making the dream of quality Christian education a reality for thousands of young people. Trade schools in textiles, hotel and business management, agriculture, computer science and building trades have already begun as SEAPC announces the Cambodian Christian School Network.
Scematic of layout to be used for buildings/classrooms.
At present there are 8.8 million youth between 13 and 23 years of age who have had no opportunity for a formal education. One percent of the adult population can read their own language. The Pol Pot era caused the death and/or exodus of the highly educated, and this generation desperately needs exemplary leadership. Political stability and a young, available labor force has made Cambodia a prime location for sweat shops from China. SEAPC is raising up an English speaking, highly educated generation who will lead this nation in a New Hope. You can shape a nation by participation in this partnership.
To stop diseases caused by unsafe drinking water, every location within SEAPC has or will have water systems installed to provide clean, safe water. The systems are available publicly to allow everyone in the surrounding area to benefit.
Pastor Training and Church Planting
In partnership with Fellowship Word of Life Ministry, current and future pastors and church leaders are receiving the training that they need to spiritually lead the people of Cambodia to Jesus through seminars and training classes. In conjunction with this training, 45 churches have been planted in 11 of the 24 provinces with plans to eventually reach out to all of them. Some pastors are receiving sponsorship through SEAPC as they work to become self-sustaining.
SEAPC is bringing international businesses into Cambodia who will employ our orphans & students for reasonable pay and opportunity, as well as improve the economy for the rural areas. SEAPC is also working with individuals within Cambodia to develop their own businesses.