CAMBODIA

Type of mission

3-Step Humanitarian Mission

Step 1: 5 – 16 November 2018
Step 2: 18 Feb – 1 March 2019
Step 3: 9 – 20 September 2019

Partner organization

Hagar International

Where

Phnom Phen

Art Therapists

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

Beneficiaries 

  • 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
Donor
 
 

Background 

Cambodia is a source, transit, and destination country for human trafficking. The traffickers are reportedly organized crime syndicates, parents, relatives, friends, intimate partners, and neighbours. 

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

A vital part of this project includes training 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

Beneficiaries 

Human trafficking/school-abused children/women shelter

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

Donor

Background 

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. 

Gallery

When

September

Partner organization

Angkor Public hospital for children

Where

Siem Reap

Art Therapists

Laurence Vandenborre

Beneficiaries

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

Donor

Vandenborre Family

Background

Children in hospital and in orphanages

Our work here

Number of missions: 3

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

Partners:

Programmes: 3-step Humanitarian Missions