The founding members, right at the beginning of the charity, launched a vast sponsoring program which has allowed for the development of the charity. Sponsoring is a long-term committment.
Collective sponsoring allows the financing of projects for all the children of Taramana, which no exceptions.
When you sponsor one child you will be informed about the child’s activites – you can also communicate with the child with the intermediary of Taramana. The children who are sponsored are not chosen by the sponsors but by Taramana, after a social inquiry.
Testimonial by Vuthny
“My name is DIN Vuthny, I’m 20 years old. I live with my parents, my little brother and my little sister in a small wooden house in the shantytown of Boeng Salang in the north part of Phnom Penh. I am very fortunate to be one of the kids sponsored by Taramana since 2008. Besides the canteen and the good times spent playing soccer and rugby, I was able to attend both English and French courses. I am better in French because I love the language and in addition, it will serve well in my medical studies that I just started at the USS, University of Health Sciences. I am also a theater fan and a member of the “Petits Chenapans” francophone theater group since 2010. Thanks to Taramana, I hope to become a doctor in order to help my family, but also assist the poor who do not have the means to seek out medical care and to pay for medicine. I will never forget all that Taramana has done for me and my entire family.” Vuthny, 2016
Testimonial by Leakphisa
“My name is SOEUN Leakphisa and I’m 11 years old. I was born in the village of Boeng Salang in Phnom Penh and I’m an only child. My parents work hard all day. My Dad is a tuk-tuk driver and my Mum is a factory worker, which leaves them little time to take care of me during the day. Luckily for them, I was able to come to Taramana as of 2011. This was a real relief because at the time I was in the CE2 class. Today I am in 4th grade and every single day I come to the Centre to take Khmer and English classes and to eat in the canteen. Thanks to these extra class hours, I am currently first in my class at public school and my favourite subjects are mathematics and Khmer. I have lots of friends here, I love to learn, but above all, I like to help my friends do their homework or explain what they don’t understand. Later, I would like to become a doctor and treat people who are faced with difficulties”. Leakphisa, 2016