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Life goes on

As the world continues on in turmoil.  The day to day life a Wat Opot child leads is somewhat simplistic.  Besides being ‘home schooled’ and having about 20 of their fellow Watopotians still staying with their relatives, times are not much different than usual. One such example is our Sunday ‘free day’.  ‘Free’ meaning no […]

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Uncertain times.

It’s a bit lonely at Wat Opot these days.  Usually the kids go to visit their families the first of April to celebrate the weeks long Khmer New Year Holiday, but with schools closed because of the Corona Virus outbreak, we started arranging for them to leave early. After loading up and lots of good-bye […]

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PITFALLS OF FOSTER CARE

Lots of children pass through our program … some more vulnerable than others. Many of them stay for months or years, while others leave when they become adults. A few stay only for a short time and then return home, not necessarily because the conditions that brought them to us have changed, but because a […]

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Step up!

Justice and Soul Foundation, along with Kate Korpi Salon, came to Wat Opot for a day of games, beauty and fun.  The visit was the brainstorm of StepUp, an initiative  started by graduates and students who wanted give back to communities in need.  This is a beautiful example of paying it forward! After 2.5 years […]

Letting Go

We have to be selective now when deciding who to accept as residents at Wat Opot… not all children meet our requirements or the new requirements set by Social Services. While I would like to think that we could work with any child, experience has taught me that it just isn’t possible. Still, it is […]