New Hope For Cambodian Children Phnom Penh
New Hope For Cambodian Children
Kompong Speu Province
Visiting by appointment only
Contact:John and Kathy Tucker
Email: [email protected]
* Note: New Hope does not have access to the internet on site. Please allow at least 14 days for a reply to an email.
The orphans in Cambodia, born with HIV, were once the children no one wanted. Now New Hope (N.H.C.C.) is providing love and care for these children.
In the Year 2000 not one orphanage would accept a HIV positive child in Cambodia. The children were simply discarded into the streets by the hospitals and left to die. Two wonderful people, John and Kathy Tucker decided to do something to help these children.
They established a home care project in 2001 for orphaned children living with relations and eight group homes for children who’s extended families were not in a position to care for them. By early 2006 they were caring for 288 children. The antiretroviral medicine costs USD25.00 per month, per child. Accommodation, food, education, personal needs etc are all on top of this expense.
In 2005 ex US President, Bill Clinton was so impressed by their work he agreed for his Foundation to fund the entire cost of the children’s medicine. In 2006 The Australia Cambodia Foundation Inc. joined forces with New Hope by accepting HIV positive children and offering support for the New Hope children. ACF recently funded a new pre school and new clinic for New Hope. In partnership with the Australia Cambodia Foundation Inc. a new centre operated by New Hope will open in Sihanoukville in 2011. This will accommodate 140 children requiring full time care.
Australian donations (tax deductible) for New Hope please send to:
NHCC C/: The Australia Cambodia Foundation Inc. PO Box 1113 Unley BC 5061
Sponsor a child – a most worthy action
Please contact Carry For [email protected]
Sponsorship starts at AUD$35.00 per month.
New Hope is located in Kompong Speu which is about 1 hour from central Phnom Penh and 30 minutes from the Airport. A roundtrip transfer is * USD40.00 for a half day visit. Please contact Carry For Kids [email protected] * Due rising fuel costs this is subject to change.