A. Who we are
The Help Our Homeland (HOH) was established and legally registered as an NGO at the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Cambodia on 13 December 2004. It is an independent, non-governmental and voluntary body, incorporated in the form of non-profit and non-political alliance.
The initiative to establish the association came from a free decision of a group of individual hometown leavers of broad opportunities to support and contribute to developing Cambodia’s human resource while observing various social issues, results of war of several decades in the country.
HOH has observed that many people are facing:
- Inadequate ability to fully understand and think of other life goals;
- Loss of hope and courage to continue their way of life in the future;
- "Life of destiny" by depending heavily on luck and outside help; and
- Failure to change for growth in their daily life by using only generation-held habitual thinking and practice
B. Why Help Our Homeland
Some people left their homeland to settle in a new place or a new country to carry on their study or to do the business for their bight future. It is seen that majority of them will not go back to their homeland because there is no opportunity for them to find the jobs or to do the business.
However, they always bear in their mind their homeland, which was the place of their births, growth, relatives and friends, and their past remembrances. Also, the feeling of love and reminisces of their homeland is the unforgettable thing in their life. Likewise, the development and growth of their homeland and their contribution to building their homeland remains in their compassionated thought.
In the past, Cambodia used to be a very distinguished country in the region during Angkor regime. Unfortunately, because of the conflict, the break down of the solidarity, and the chronic wars, Cambodia commenced to lessen its strength gradually. Especially, after passing through more than 2 decades of civil war, Khmer society declined and was treated as one of a poorest country in the world.
This dreadful past experiences left Khmer society with many issues such as:
• The lost of trust, love, solidarity and compassion
• The remarkable decline of moral conduct in Khmer society
• The lack of human resources both the capacity and skills, and the quality of education was very low, especially the provincial human resources for development and improvement of the community which are the foundation for development of the whole country.
To contribute to the construction and development of our country, in response to the above-issues and to achieving the aims of those who is thinking of helping their homeland, we founded an association, Help Our Homeland, which has the following statute.