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COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Here at Wat Opot we don't only support our own resident children, we also support children in the community.

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YOUTH IN TRANSITION

A group of past Wat Opot residents meet to share their experiences and discuss the future.

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Chalk fun!

There is this window of an hour or more every morning when the kids have finished breakfast and our childcare staff have not arrived yet.  Roughly from 6:30 to 8:00.  And then once the staff have arrived the children have until 9:00 to play until they have to get to their school lessons.  These lessons […]

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IN A ROCKET MADE OF ICE

Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children’s Community. Begun with just fifty dollars in the pocket of Wayne Dale Matthysse, a former Marine Corps medic in Vietnam, Wat Opot, a temple complex nestled among Cambodia’s verdant rice paddies, was once a haunted scrubland that became a place of healing and respite where children with or orphaned by HIV/AIDS could live outside of fear or judgment, and find a new family—a place that Gutradt calls “a workshop for souls.”