Children’s Development Village (CDV)

We aim to empower these children through education so as to enable them to break the cycle of poverty and strive for a brighter future.

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CDV is a children’s home providing full support and family-like care for up to 40 Khmer children. All have come from extremely poor and disadvantaged backgrounds – most have lost one or both parents – some come from abusive or neglectful families, and several are HIV-positive.

CDV is not an orphanage, and cannot be visited by tourists. Children are provided with shelter, food, and all health and educational needs. They go to public school and after lessons have additional classes on Khmer traditional dance. Children are also taught responsibility, integrity, independence and tolerance.

Some children living at CDV have lost one or both of their parents, whilst others come from family environments that place the children at risk and where access to education is unfeasible. Where possible, LHA is dedicated to ensuring that all children maintain relationships with their parents.

Help the CDV directly

You can pay for a CDV group to receive a health check. Would you like to provide books for the CDV library? Want to donate farming equipment? There are ways to help right now.


Daily schedule

05:00-05:30 Exercise
05:30-06:00 Cleaning
06:00-06:45 Breakfast
Group 1:
07:00-11:00 Public School
Group 2:
07:00-08:00 Khmer and Math
08:00-09:00 Life skills and English
09:00-10:00 Drawing/reading in library
10:00-11:00 Individual study, prepare for school

11:00-11:15 Bathing
11:15-12:00 Lunch
12:00-13:00 Nap time

Group 1:
13:00-14:00 Kmer and Math
14:00-15:00 Life skills and English
15:00-16:00 Drawing/reading
16:00-16:30 Watering plants
16:30-17:20 Life skills and sports
Group 2:
13:00-17:00 Public School

17:20-17:40 Bathing
17:40-18:00 Dinner
18:00-18:30 Brush teeth and get ready for class
19:30-21:00 Individual study
21:00 Bed time