After Heritage House
The goal of Heritage House was to raise the children at the orphanage as we would our own children. To the best of our ability, we have helped the children prepare for life after the orphanage by giving them the tools that they need to be successful in life. This includes job training either through vocational school or pursing a university degree.
Many of the children came to live at Heritage House at the age of 10 or 12 years old and had never been to school. For those children, we help them get through a minimum of 6th grade and hopefully through the 9th grade. At the age 18, according to the laws in Cambodia, the children have to move out of the orphanage. For these children, we find them a vocational school that best suites their skills and something that they enjoy doing. We have had several young men attend a metal fabrication vocational school and are all employed now at jobs that provide for them and ,for some who have married, for their families as well.
For those who came to live at Heritage House at a younger age, they have finished high school and go to university. We have one young woman who has graduated with an English degree. We are supporting a young man who is a sophomore studying tourism, another who is a sophomore getting an electrical engineering degree, and a freshman studying I.T.
We provide tuition for their training or university, housing, and help with food for the first year. After the first year, we continue to pay for their tuition and housing, and they are required to get a part time job to help pay for their food and other supplies. By supporting Heritage House, you are helping us provide for the children's future as well as their present needs.