Day 3 in Phnom Penh – An Invitation


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To Hagar USA Supporters,

A big thank you for following our blog and updates. We appreciate you and your commitment to support us. Here in Cambodia, we have become convinced that Hagar’s mantra, “We do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to restore a broken life”, is much more than a motto. Hagar has a local reputation of taking the toughest cases. In other words, when one of Hagar’s rescue partners recovers women and children, they refer to Hagar’s care the individuals who have experienced the most severe trauma and require the most care. We are so proud to support an organization that boldly and confidently responds to the most difficult cases of trauma and abuse.

Yesterday was an early start, as we traveled to Hagar’s Catch Up Learning Center. The learning center offers Hagar children an opportunity to complete 2 years of schooling in 1 year, so that they can return to their proper grade level. Some children have been able to jump 6 grade levels in 3 years.

During our time at the school, we were able to shoot some footage which will appear in a thank you video to our supporters. Keep an eye out for this video in the near future! We could not continue this work among Cambodia’s most vulnerable without you and we are deeply grateful.

Yesterday afternoon, I continued to meet with Hagar International and Hagar Cambodia staff. I am continually amazed at the level of dedication, passion, and commitment that these individuals possess. It has been a privilege to work with them.

Thank you again for your support. We have begun to refer to ourselves as Team Hagar USA. As members of this team, we have chosen to stand as Ambassadors for Abolition. We want to be part of a generation that says, “Enough is enough. Not on our watch.” We take a bold stand against modern day slavery and severe human rights abuse. We work to defend the rights of the helpless and vulnerable. We will speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. We will work to restore to wholeness those who have already experienced these atrocities. This work is a team effort that will require passion, courage, innovation, creativity, and resources. We invite you to stand with us. We invite you to be an Ambassador for Abolition.