Here are some frequently asked questions:
Will we get to know exactly what child (or children) we have supported? We called the boy, above, ‘Thi,’ but that’s not his real name or real photo. Due to the sensitive backgrounds of the children Hagar serves, our child protection policies don’t allow us to share his real identity. For the same reason, we can’t reveal the names, photos, or stories of the children you supports.
How will we know that we are making a difference? Although we can’t share updates on a specific child, we will share stories, updates, and photos that protect the identities of real children in Hagar’s care. We’ll send you quarterly updates on children’s progress and school activities.
Can we support Hagar children in prayer? We encourage you and all members of your group to sign up for Hagar’s monthly prayer request email. We hope you will join hundreds of others across the United States providing vital prayer support to all aspects of Hagar’s ministry. Join Hagar’s Prayer List
Once children catch up in school, how do they continue their education? After reaching the age appropriate grade, all children are integrated into mainstream Cambodian schools. We promise to support each child to as high an educational level that he/she wants to pursue. Some youth are now attending university, including medical school. According to Hagar Cambodia Manager Sue Hanna:
“I firmly believe that these young people who have healed from their trauma are now poised to make change in their country. There is empathy that we see developing. More and more, we hear them say, ‘I want to help people like me.”