In a country that has endured years of economic struggle, the harsh legacy of poverty, disease, and despair has been bestowed upon the children of Cambodia. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS and the aftermath of war continue to escalate the number of children who call the “streets” their home. Parents who fall victim to landmine explosions, young mothers bound to prostitution rings left with no option but to abandon their children, even infants are left for dead the day they are born. The magnitude of the mass amounts of homeless children in Cambodia is overwhelming. To heal this country of the widespread suffering, poverty, disease, and repair the family units that once existed, we must nurture the orphaned future of Cambodia’s countryside, the children.
The Liddle Kidz Foundation Global programs support children who are considered untouchable by using the compassion and nurturing that can be expressed through the use of hands-on pediatric massage therapy, and education for their caregivers. Children who are diagnosed with AIDS/HIV, or survivors of landmine explosions, are isolated both due to the stigma associated with their situation and also their appearance. We overcome these obstacles with a gentle touch.