A New English Curriculum

As you know, all kids at Little Hearts receive daily English lessons right here on our campus, taught by our two stellar teachers and caretakers, Rosahlee and Roxanne. The students are split into levels according to their age and proficiency in English, and the programme runs throughout the school year (either in the morning or the afternoon, depending on the … Read More

Chores and Games: A Day at Little Hearts

Last week Cambodians celebrated Visak Bochea Day (Buddha Day), an important religious holiday that simultaneously commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha. The kids had a day off from school, and as always on these occasions, we tried to make the most of the extra free time by combining productivity with entertainment. In other words, it was a … Read More

Another Spring Bash for Little Hearts

The annual Big Little Hearts Garden Party happened again! On Thursday, May 9th, over 300 guests ranging in age from 7 to 87 gathered for an evening of live music, dancing, laughter, drinks, great Cambodian food and loads of goodwill for the cause that keeps us all united – the welfare of the kids at Little Hearts. Following on the … Read More

Happy Khmer New Year!

Year after year in Cambodia, when April comes, the people always look forward to celebrating Khmer New Year, the most important holiday on the calendar, which also coincides with the end of the harvesting season. Usually, it is a three-day festival, but sometimes, like this year, it is stretched to four days. It is an occasion for Cambodian people to … Read More

Living by our Motto: Sharing is Caring

A few days ago we received a generous donation of over 30 boxes filled with goodies from Goodhill Enterprise, one of Cambodia’s leading providers of supply chain management solutions (sourcing, distribution and warehousing). The boxes contained all manner of edible treats: chips, snacks, chocolates and cookies. All the children eyed them with eagerness, their mouths already watering… Before anyone could … Read More

Ilay, Then and Now

Ilay Meas is 23 years old and one of the oldest residents at Little Hearts. In 2021 she began her university studies in Interior Design at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, and in 2022 she completed her first design project – a shop for her favourite personal care brand. This was only the first of many … Read More

A Stone Mosaic in the Art Gallery

The kids at Little Hearts love to paint and sculpt. Under the guidance of a teacher, 11 of our residents take art classes on weekends – one of several extracurricular activities they may participate in, including taekwondo, football, Khmer traditional dance and hip-hop. The art classes began in 2018. After seeing the kids’ enthusiasm and talent for painting, Tony and … Read More

Building Towards a Dream: Sarem Goes to University

Today’s update is about Sarem, one of the older boys at Little Hearts. He is now 20 years old, having arrived when he was just 11. Like his brother Sarim, he is a smart young man who does well in school. He studied hard in order to pass his national exam by taking extra classes and tutorials in the afternoon. … Read More

A Visit to the National Center for Infants and Children

The worst disease in the world is neither cancer nor cholera, but to be born unwanted, to lead a life of struggle, and finally pass away alone and unknown. This is the fate of many disabled and chronically ill children in Cambodia – a fate that the Ministry of Social Affairs tries to prevent at the National Center for Infants … Read More

Two Afternoons of Football

Among football fans everywhere, Wednesday nights are known for gripping Champions League matches involving sporting heroes players like Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe. But on the afternoon of this past Wednesday, November 8th, an equally momentous match took place right here in Phnom Penh, as the Little Hearts boys’ football team faced off against the mysterious Dark Team. … Read More