With over tens of thousands of homeless children living on the streets of Cambodia, Alvin Hall wants to understand how the organization Friends International is striving to deal with this issue. Hall visits the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, in which nearly half of the population is under the age of 21. These children are living in awful conditions with no hope for change.
Hall meets up with entrepreneur, Sebastian Marot. Marot stopped in Cambodia and was heart-broken by the situation he saw and the conditions these children live in. Friends International came out of that pit-stop. Sebastian teaches these children a functional skill and improves their education. Education to these children means learning a way to make money with a skill that they can use throughout their life. The organization also supports the families by selling crafts and other handmade products.
Enjoy sights of the children who are living and playing, but who are trapped by the restraints of homelessness. The street children are helped by Friends International, the organization that provides support for babies through young adults. They empower these children by protecting them and helping them enter an educational program.
Discover how Friends International has spread to different countries and continues to support the lives of over 50,000 homeless youth with a staff of 500. It has become a million dollar enterprise. Be inspired by how a small idea blossomed into a global solution.
Friends International: Cambodia
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-1-61733-988-2
- Run Time: 22 Minutes
- Copyright Date: 2010