More than a Museum - More of a Home
The history of the Museum School, the Relief Center, goes back to Aki Ra’s original museum. He found child victims of landmines after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. It was then that he had the idea to bring these children to his home and raise them as his own.
The Relief Center closed in 2018 and will not be opening back up. Children residing there who had families returned home where they are now attending school, children without families have been placed in licensed residential facilities to attend school, and those old enough for university have their education supported by the Dith Pran Foundation, Project Enlighten, and the Landmine Relief Fund.
The children who lived at the Relief Center ranged in age from 8 to 21 years old. Once the children have graduated from high school, they are eligible to receive a university scholarship. The relief Center’s sister NGO, the Rural School Support Organization, has taken over the responsibility for providing the children who lived at the Center a post secondary school education. There are currently 9 students attending university on either RSSO or Hun Sen Scholarships