One Cell, One Child
Over the next few months, Chhivorn suffered unspeakable abuse.
You could see it in his face when he first arrived at Hagar’s recovery shelter. He couldn’t make eye contact with anyone. He kept to himself. When he did interact with others, he lashed out at staff and bullied other kids.
It took months for Chhivorn to feel safe. As staff helped him prepare to testify in court, they noticed changes. They were small changes at first. He trusted people more and he started to have hope. He attended Hagar’s catch-up school and started to learn new things.
This confidence has driven Chhivorn to reconnect with his mom. Slowly, their fractured relationship is healing. As he rebuilds his relationship with his family, the pain of his past is becoming his voice for the future. And today, because of generous donors like you, his future is full of hope.
You can help more boys like Chhivorn* become whole again through Hagar’s One Cell, One Child programme.
Education transforms lives, dreams, and futures. A $900 scholarship from your Cell or fellowship group can break the cycle of poverty and abuse.
When you join the One Cell, One Child campaign, you commit to raise $900 which provides tuition, uniform, and transportation for one child in Hagar’s Catch Up school (called the Community Learning Center).
Here’s how to get started:
1. Host an Event/Run a Project in your fellowship or cell group – Decide what event or project you would like to organise, and Hagar will assist you. If your cell or fellowship group of 10 give $7.50 a month each, it supports a child for a whole year.
2. Introduce Hagar to your cell or fellowship group – Organise a evening or Sunday programme and invite Hagar to share.
Education transforms lives, dreams, and futures. When you and your cell supports a child, you help end human trafficking and exploitation of children and women around the world.
Hagar pursues the highest degree of care and protection for its clients; names have been changed and images do not necessarily reflect the individual profiled.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
Will we get to know exactly what child (or children) we have supported? Hagar pursues the highest degree of care and protection for its clients; names have been changed and images do not necessarily reflect the individual profiled. Due to the sensitive backgrounds of the children and women Hagar serves, our client protection policies don’t allow us to share the child or women real identity. For the same reason, we can’t reveal the names, photos, or stories of the children your cell or fellowship group supports.
How will we know that we are making a difference? Although we can’t share updates on a specific child, we will share stories, updates, and photos that protect the identities of real children in Hagar’s care. We’ll send you quarterly updates on children’s progress and school activities.
Can we support Hagar children in prayer? We encourage you, your friends and all members of your cell to download Hagar’s Prayer Guide to End Sex Trafficking. We hope you will join hundreds of others across Singapore providing vital prayer support to all aspects of Hagar’s ministry.
Once children catch up in school, how do they continue their education? After reaching the age appropriate grade, all children are integrated into mainstream Cambodian schools. We promise to support each child to as high an educational level that he/she wants to pursue. Some youth are now attending university, including medical school. According to Hagar Cambodia Manager Sue Hanna, “I firmly believe that these young people who have healed from their trauma are now poised to make change in their country. There is empathy that we see developing. More and more, we hear them say, ‘I want to help people like me.'”