The Peaceful Children Homes was a name selected by the children, following the Khmer Rouge period
The Peaceful Children’s Home 1 in Sré Ampil, Kandal province, some 27 km from Phnom Penh, was started in 1994. Since then, it has been the home of 246 children, who have not only enjoyed loving care, but also had the opportunity to access higher education. Of these 246 children, 53 have graduated from universities and 10 children are currently attending universities both in Cambodia and Thailand.
The Khmer Foundation’s Children Home1 was established and inaugurated in 1994 with 25 orphans, following the initiative of the founding members and their discussion with representatives from international organizations. It was financed by grants from the salaries of Samdech SON Sann and Mr. SON Soubert, for over a year. After a year of operation, the number of children increased to 120.
With sponsorship in 1996 from “Agir pour le Cambodge”, a French NGO, and the World Food Program at a later stage, the number of children being cared for expanded steadily to over 200 children. The strong educational support given by the Foundation started to pay off and the first children started to qualify for university entry.