M’lop Tapang Drop-in Centre
Sihanoukville, Cambodia - RideAids support for Mlop Tapang takes many shapes. The Drop-In Centre was our first project with the organization, and it continues to this date, albeit in a new location. The centre was formed to address the needs of homeless children with substance abuse problems. These children, attracted by the availability and low cost of glue sniffing, are often at risk of becoming addicted to this substance. These youth can be problematic and disruptive when integrated into normal programs. There are often emergencies that require the assistance of specially-trained staff. RideAid partnered with Mlop Tapang to build and staff a stand-alone centre, open 24 hours a day, focusing on these youths.