Songkheum Thmey: New Hope for 28 Families

During the two years of Covid-19, Little Hearts tried as much as possible to support communities in our neighbourhood that were badly affected by the pandemic. Our Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) projects targeted various groups in need, such as inactive cyclo and tuk-tuk drivers in Phnom Penh, and especially clusters of families living in close proximity to Little Hearts … Read More

Feeding the Hungry Youth: Meet our Chef, Ma Khun

Are your kids fussy when it comes to eating? Well, imagine having to cook for three dozen children and young adults who are as fussy as yours, three times a day, every day, and all on your own. This is the unenviable task of our chef extraordinaire and surrogate mother, Ma Khun, whose invaluable contribution to Little Hearts we highlight … Read More

Cabbages and Eggplants: Horticulture at Little Hearts

Those of you who have visited Little Hearts in the past will know that our little campus is characterised by three green areas. There is a large, grassy lawn in the centre of the facility, which also functions as a small football field. In the front of the property, adjacent to the street, the children planted a leisure garden a … Read More

From Scavenger to Black Belt: Sokhoeur’s Story

Five years ago, Little Hearts met Sokhoeur Choun, who would become their now-beloved taekwondo instructor and, in his own words, a second father to the children of Little Hearts. Sokhoeur, a former competitive athlete, came to us through our previous taekwondo teacher, who had been his own instructor growing up. No stranger to poverty, Sokhoeur was the fifth of seven … Read More

A New Teacher and Two Exhibitions: The Arts at Little Hearts

It was a chance encounter that led our new art teacher to Little Hearts. Bjorn and Net, our public affairs administrator, were exploring the outskirts of Phnom Penh one weekend afternoon when they drove past a small café with paintings hanging outside. Intrigued, they went in, ordered coffee and chatted with the owner and painter, Kun Sotha. Still only 35, … Read More

Rising to New Challenges

Several Little Hearts teenagers are currently participating in the Rise Challenge, an annual programme that aims to identify brilliant people from around the world who would like to make a difference by serving others, improving society, or safeguarding the environment – in short, tomorrow’s leaders and social innovators. Applicants must be 15–17 years old and create and carry out a … Read More

The fabulous five: Our university students shine

The results are in—Little Hearts kids are brilliant! In today’s post, we review the achievements of our five university students, all of whom have earned high marks and are well on their way to completing their degrees. Ilang Ilang is our oldest girl at LH and will soon graduate for the second time. Eighteen months ago she finished her bachelor’s … Read More

Bodhi’s Footballing Journey

Passion For football Starts Young Bodhi, one of Little Hearts teenagers, started playing football at four. Arriving at Little Hearts when he was eight, he started practicing more regularly and his skills improved. One day his cousin took him to watch a local team, Asia Europe United and he was invited for their under 15 (U15) team trials. Bodhi remembers … Read More

Random Acts of Kindness II

Preparation This past year proves, more than any other, the importance of having empathy for others, and what can be achieved by cultivating the spirit of giving. In an ongoing effort to help impoverished families facing hardship due to Covid-19, we continued the positive momentum with our Random Acts of Kindness campaign part two. This time we focused on Vihear … Read More

Little Hearts Builds a Botanical Paradise

Imagine having your own botanical garden, featuring a large Koi fishpond with water sculptures, surrounded by a multitude of tropical plants. Add to that a lush green lawn with banana trees for shade and a bamboo lounge at the back. Sounds too good to be true? Well, that’s exactly what the kids at little Hearts have been busy building for … Read More