Since the middle of the last century, Cambodia has been ravaged by decades of civil war and suffered terribly during the Vietnam war and the terror regime of the Khmer Rouge. As a consequence, Cambodia is now one of the poorest countries in the world. In its capital Phnom Penh alone, tens of thousands of children live on the streets, suffering hunger, illness and abuse. To provide these children and their families with a life in decency, we need to provide help on the ground.
Smiling Gecko is dedicated to helping these people – be it in the form of direct aid or through supporting other NGOs. Smiling Gecko focuses on areas of greatest need and helps people to help themselves through sustainable cluster projects. Its six pillar projects are
- «Village School Project»
- «Agriculture Family Project»
- «Smiling Gecko Carpentry»
- «Farmhouse Smiling Gecko»
- «Sustainable Garment Education & Production»
- «Industrial Education & Training Campus»