Type of mission

3-Step Humanitarian Mission

Step 1: 5 – 16 November 2018
Step 2: 18 February – 1 March 2019
Step 3: 12 July – 25 September 2019 (Online Training & Supervision)

Partner Organization

Hagar International


Phnom Phen, Cambodia

Art Therapists

Dr. Penelope Orr and Sharon Reynolds
(Project Reporter: Aqilah Faizall)


  • 24 children who have survived extreme human rights abuse such as human trafficking, gender-based violence and sexual exploitation
  • Caregivers – 10 Hagar counsellors who work with these children on a day-to-day basis
  • 50 non-therapeutic staff who will each have a 2 hour session on self care and stress management


The Red Pencil, in collaboration with HAGAR International, provided rehabilitative art therapy services for young children who have been rescued from human trafficking and other forms of human rights abuse. 

A vital part of this project also included the training of HAGAR staff and caregivers on aspects of self-care to address secondary trauma and impart creative tools to work with beneficiaries.



Type of mission: 

3-Step Humanitarian Mission

Step 1: 16-20 Nov 2015

Step 2: 29 Feb – 4 March 2016

Step 3: 14 – 16 July 2016

Partner organization

Hagar Cambodia, House of Smiles

Art Therapists:

Jelica Shaw, Lucille Proulx, Angela Morgan, Lama Majaj


Human trafficking/school-abused children/women shelter

1. Children: 38
2. Adults: 5
3. Caregivers/Staff: 10 counsellors



Hagar aims to restore the lives of women and children in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam that have been torn apart by human rights abuse to wholeness. Walking the whole journey of Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration with each individual is the whole reason for Hagar.

Every woman and child who comes to Hagar knows terror, isolation and despair.

The Red Pencil Art Therapy program addresses psychosocial needs of vulnerable individuals through the incorporation of evidence based art therapy interventions from a trauma informed perspective.

To offer art therpy workshops to clients where they can express themsleves in a non verbal format and for them to experince new art materials and activties that can help to eliviate trauma, stress and anxiety. 




Partner organization

Angkor Public hospital for children


Siem Reap

Art Therapists

Laurence Vandenborre


Children from the wards and in the waiting area before being attended by a doctor


Vandenborre Family


Children in hospital and in orphanages

Our work here

Number of missions: 3

Global impact in Cambodia: 98 children, 5 adults and 10 caregivers


Programmes: 3-step Humanitarian Missions