Our ministry to at-risk children began in 1998 with the creation of a home for vulnerable, abandoned, and orphaned children. Over a period of two years, 30 children were taken into Asian Hope’s care. Prior to being brought to Asian Hope, these boys and girls were reduced to stealing or begging for food; one child was even forced to be a servant in the home of her relatives.
In addition to receiving food, clothing, and housing, the children reside in a family-like environment led by caregivers who shepherd their emotional, spiritual, physical, and intellectual development. Character development, a strong work ethic, conflict resolution, teamwork, and healthy recreation are emphasized.
By bringing in fewer orphans, Asian Hope is able to focus more on equipping them to become leaders, and thus having the opportunity to dramatically influence the next generation of Cambodians spiritually, morally, economically, and educationally. In January 2007, the children’s home was separated into a boy’s home (House of Hope) and a girl’s home (House of Faith).
The children attend LOGOS International School (a school established and operated by Asian Hope), which is internationally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International. When the children graduate from LOGOS International School, Asian Hope offers the Higher Education and Leadership Preparation (H.E.L.P.), which enables them to attend a college (internationally or in Cambodia) and receive a degree in a career-worthy major of their choice.
Today, there is nothing standing in the way for these young men and women who have been empowered to live a life of purpose and become leaders in a country that desperately needs direction and hope. God has a special plan for their lives, and Asian Hope welcomes individuals, churches, foundations, and corporations to be a part of that plan as well.
Thank you for making a difference in these children’s lives!