One day, all children in Cambodia will have a happy, loving, and understanding family environment which supports their full development.
To work sustainably in partnership with the community to improve the well-being of vulnerable children and families through education and income-generation.
In 1996, the largest international child NGO in Battambang City closed its drop-in center. Left with no money, food, or shelter, 30 street children and 15 homeless families were asked to leave. Mao Lang, Homeland’s Executive Director, was then the manager of the shelter. Refusing to abandon the children, she lived on the street with them for a year, seeking to find a new home.
Finally in 1997, Mao Lang secured a small rental room in Battambang City, and Homeland was born. With the support of three passionate friends, Homeland quickly grew from a single room to a full-fledged residential home. Homeland served vulnerable children in our Battambang residential center and street children in our drop-in center in Kamrieng District near the Thai border.
Our organization supported activities ranging from residential care for children to skills training for vulnerable families.
Now, our focus has shifted as we are working to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families through education and skills training. In addition, we will continue to advocate for children and families throughout the community.