Painting Smiles School
Based in the Sihanoukville area of Cambodia, Painting Smiles School is a free English school and safe play drop-in centre for the street, beach and local village children of the area. The school officially opened in June 2011 so we are a fairly new and small organisation.
We have a number of volunteer staff and one paid Khmer translator who helps with running the lessons and currently we have just over two hundred children on our register. It is our aim for the centre to operate both as a free English school and a safe play area outside of teaching hours as to date there is nothing present like this in the area.
We are currently fundraising to build a second classroom and to employ a Khmer social worker who would conduct outreach work with the local community, assessing individual families and seeing what support they need and addressing these needs accordingly.