A journey to the heart of cambodia



From November 2017 to March 2020, more than 150 volunteers from different countries of the world alternated in the Viva la Vida Cultural Center. They helped us to build, they contributed financially, they did maintenance work and above all they followed the children during the activities that take place every day.

The arrival of the pandemic blocked volunteering and from March to December 2020, to fill the gap left, we did everything possible to train the teenage boys and girls who were closest to us in previous years Since January 2021 the project has taken on a completely Cambodian form now the staff are full-time working adults and vulnerable adolescents who have found an opportunity for a better future in this place.

Some of them have abandoned their studies and were taking dangerous paths, but thanks to this opportunity they now study in our school, take care of the center and take their first steps into the world of work, in a family environment where they receive all the attention they do not need. have ever had in their life.

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We want to try to reopen a volunteer program but unfortunately it is very difficult for the moment because there are so many restrictions in Cambodia and the situation changes every month. Furthermore, upon entry into the country, an amount of 2000 dollars must be paid which will be used for the expenses to be offered during 14 days of mandatory quarantine. Only part of the 2000 euro dollars will be reimbursed. Unfortunately, these are the conditions of the government and obviously for us this situation is not very pleasant.

In any case, those who have the opportunity to face this expense or those who are already in Cambodia and are interested in living an experience in our center, can contact us to receive more information about it, via the email vivalavidafamily2016@gmail.com or directly via WhasApp +393773452016 (Nicola)