Sunrise Cambodia is a world-class charity working on the ground in Cambodia to give much-needed help to at-risk kids, struggling families and poor communities in some of the most poverty-stricken provinces of the country.
It began in the early 1990s when a South Australian fifty-year old named Geraldine Cox took in a group of orphans she found fending for themselves near the Thai border. These were some of the orphaned grandchildren from Pol Pot’s murderous regime. Geraldine soon became “Mum to Many” as she took in street kids, orphans and the disabled to give them good food, a place to sleep, an education and lots of love.
With the need so great, Sunrise Cambodia has grown to support whole communities with much-needed sustainable development so that families can thrive: clean water, sanitation and healthcare, followed by education. Sunrise has a team of 100 Cambodian staff and a small fundraising crew in Australia.
Sunrise New Hope became a project of Sunrise Cambodia in January 2016.