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Tropeang Skun SFP 2020
Check out the photos from the first SFP, held in the new educational building/library, on February 9th 2020!
Tropeang Skun SFP 2020 was affected by Cambodia's Covid19 restrictions as, for over half the year, the program was unable to meet. To assess the need for the program in the village, the AKUN Board decided to continue funding this village through 2021. Following good attendance by children in the local area, this program continues to be funded by AKUN in 2022.
How much does it cost?
Chumkiri and PhumOr cost $70/£60/€65 per week, TropeangSkun costs $30 including the salary of 3 people to prepare the nutritious 'bobo' (rice porridge) mixed with eggs, chicken meat and vegetables.
The history of the Sunday Feeding Program
What are the benefits of this program?
- to improve the health of the children;
- to build community life;
- to employ local people to cook the bobo;
- to involve the youth group;
- to give basic moral and hygiene principles
SUNDAY FEEDING PROGRAM
Check for monthly photos:
How can you help?
You can donate towards this program. $100 covers all 3 villages for 1 Sunday but any amount, large or small, is welcome. Click here to donate!
2020 SFP expansion
In 2019, the villagers in Tropeang Skun were building an educational building/library and Fr. Gianluca asked AKUN to set up a Sunday Feeding Program there once it was completed. AKUN agreed to fund this program during 2020, at a cost of $30 for each Sunday, as well as the purchasing of all the start up equipment needed.
This wonderful program started in 2008 in Chumkiri, Kampot Province (one of the poorest in Cambodia). It expanded to also serve children from the village of Or (PhumOr). Every Sunday, the children are served one very nutritious meal of 'bobo', a rice porridge packed with eggs, chicken meat and veggies. It might not seem much but that one meal a week has proved to improve the health of these children. It is also a nice way to gather them together and check on their health and family issues, as well as, an opportunity for the youth to serve their community.
What happens each Sunday?
- Early in the morning, children come on their bikes if they have one or on the 'rowie' (a trailer pulled by a motorbike);
- at about 8am, the children are welcomed and gather in groups organized by the youth group;
- they play games, sing and dance;
- they wash and dry their hands;
- they sit in lines and wait for the 'bobo' to be served by the youth group;
- they sing;
- they eat;
- they go home.