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How can i give back?

Post by BigDee » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:03 am

Its true, yes I could actually be confused as a local pisshead. And yes, I blow a shitload of money on any given night in and around our wonderful riverside bars and of course up and down our crazy streets of fortunes. Hmmm always something to be proud of the next day when digging through ya pockets trying to work out where the hell all that cash went. (no need to judge me LOL, I know already)

Anyways to point, most will know, sitting anywhere along Sisowath Quay riverside of a night watching the world pass or just simply walking about in that area you are often approached by young children either trying to sell you their wares or just outright begging for coin.
Its bloody heart breaking to see these kids out doing what they are to all hours of the night in these areas trying to make a buck. Its equally hard to ether ignore them or send them off with a no thanks or whatever so not to encourage more of it.

So, these past couple of weeks I have been really thinking about how or what I could do to make a difference and your right probably bugger all, as long as ppl giving em cash they will never be too far away and I can’t blame them.


What can I do? I know my contribution is bugger all compared to these huge NGOs on the coal face daily, I know I can’t change the world and hey I know I am no saint either trust me. So I guess what I am asking here is there some way I can donate my time, sponsor a family or help just one kid through school? Who do I contact, how can I do something, somehow?

Any advice, direction or contact would be appreciated.

I am sure we all agree, the Khmer people are extremely kindhearted and if could be lucky enough to learn to be half as humble I would be a very lucky man.
Thanks Dee
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How can i give back?

Post by jah steu » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:09 am

You could contact CCF (Cambodian Chidrens Fund.
They provide food, education, accommodation for deprived kids.
They have and are helping thousands of kids.
They would be able to help you think about how your money would be best spent.

https://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org



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Re: How can i give back?

Post by BigDee » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:12 am

@ Jah Steu thanks mate, appreciated
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Re: How can i give back?

Post by hunter8 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:51 am

Give them books.
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Re: How can i give back?

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:57 am

contact https://choice-cambodia.org/blog/
they do very good things...

and welcome all help and they dont have big ex Hollywood guy helping them...
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Re: How can i give back?

Post by Captain Bonez » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:06 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:57 am
and they dont have big ex Hollywood guy helping them...
Does it really matter that someone is helping out people more unfortunate than himself?
Keep your money in your socks and fuck, and get massaged, with your socks on

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Re: How can i give back?

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:32 am

Captain Bonez wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:06 am

Does it really matter that someone is helping out people more unfortunate than himself?
Only to those he's helping.
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Re: How can i give back?

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:52 am

G'donnya Big Dee,
I hate people, all of them, so it is no good asking me (all my efforts go to wild animal survival)

But as a general rule, my policy is to give to very small organisations.
The good ones give the biggest bang for small sized bucks - by far, IMO

Training training education training not-charity training training training
is another little mantra i chant
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Re: How can i give back?

Post by Khmu Nation » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:16 pm

I would look into donating or volunteering through an already established charitable organisation as has been suggested.

I would be cautious about doing something off your own steam as you might get exploited or worse.

Whilst I was living in Saigon a man stated helping the beggar kids around Bui Vien. He bought them school clothes, pens, books etc and taught them English a few evenings a week in a room above a shop

Because he was strange, a little odd and a bit eccentric and didn’t have a girlfriend a rumour built up he was a pedo and a bunch of alcoholic expats whose lives revolved around drinking beer all day at a couple of bars took it upon themselves to lynch the bloke and give him a proper hiding. I think he left town and went to Danang.

Whether the rumours were true I don’t know as I steer clear of the expat barfly scene myself.

So be careful as you are dealing with very vulnerable kids in a part of the world knee deep in pedo scum and barfly legends in their own lunchtimes who live off alcohol and gossip - a dangerous combination.

Good luck with it. Nice one.
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Re: How can i give back?

Post by Jerry Atrick » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:37 pm

Khmu Nation wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:16 pm
I would look into donating or volunteering through an already established charitable organisation as has been suggested.

I would be cautious about doing something off your own steam as you might get exploited or worse.

Whilst I was living in Saigon a man stated helping the beggar kids around Bui Vien. He bought them school clothes, pens, books etc and taught them English a few evenings a week in a room above a shop

Because he was strange, a little odd and a bit eccentric and didn’t have a girlfriend a rumour built up he was a pedo and a bunch of alcoholic expats whose lives revolved around drinking beer all day at a couple of bars took it upon themselves to lynch the bloke and give him a proper hiding. I think he left town and went to Danang.

Whether the rumours were true I don’t know as I steer clear of the expat barfly scene myself.

So be careful as you are dealing with very vulnerable kids in a part of the world knee deep in pedo scum and barfly legends in their own lunchtimes who live off alcohol and gossip - a dangerous combination.

Good luck with it. Nice one.

Perhaps he was.

I do not give to child beggars. They exist almost exclusively upon the riverside. There are resources available to help them. Sadly, many are being used by fagans and other unsavory types and are pushed into this life.

I don't go out of my way to "give back" as all my money is spent in the local economy. I pay taxes and have for years.

There's a few older people who I will give to, and usually they have a weighing scales or shoe polishing or some other tommer going on.

CCF would be a very good choice. I know child protection is taken extremely seriously there. I can't say the same about other organisations that help people here, as no involvement.
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