Mr. Ya left Wat Opot to attend the La Bottega dell Arte School in Phnom Penh. He is doing well and spends his holidays by going back to the best home he has known, Wat Opot! He shows up with that ever engaging smile, which hardly ever leaves his face.
On his last visit, he showed some of the kids how to make wire stars. Which they then turned into keychains.
Our Transitioned Youth program is giving many of our young men and women a chance at a skilled future. Wat Opot’s financial, physical, and emotional support allows them to acquire the skills they need to move into the future with confidence in themselves; to enter the working world with less struggle and more pride.
Growing up in our Wat Opot family, Ya was able to transform from an angry young boy who’s early childhood was spotted with death and deceit from his biological family into a loving, trusting young man and his transition into a confident adult is just one example of the possibility of this program.
Vulnerable children are often forgotten when they grow up into vulnerable young adults. Without the continued support of our donors, programs like the Transitioned Youth, would not be possible.
Thanks to all of you who make it possible for us to live and work together in the Wat Opot Children’s Community!