Category Archives: News

Riding for Girls #Taiwan

We are delighted to announce Riding for Girls #Taiwan, a 4-day bike ride along the Northeast coast of Taiwan, spearheaded and organized by 15 year old April Cheng in tandem with Lotus Outreach Taiwan. The ride is dedicated to the young women and girls that are beneficiaries of LO programs who, like April, are beacons of change in their communities.

Giving Impact: LotusRelief

Our COVID-19 response was built on the networks of our existing programs and team. In March we pivoted and since then have had a multidimensional response to the needs of the communities we serve. Since the campaign we have applied $21,413 in relief funds across multiple programs including EQU+, Kapadia Scholars, Garden of Peace, Buddha Smiles, ASHA, CATALYST, GATE, and Integrated Rural Development (IRD). We are astonished at the far reaching impacts of this single campaign.

LotusRelief In India

With the funds raised for LotusRelief India we will distribute 5,000 masks and 30,000 bars of soap to approx. 30,000 families in 150 villages. We expect he’ll be delivering them daily for the next two months. There were local restrictions on movement which meant he could reach only a few villages a week to begin but we anticipate he will very soon be delivering soap and masks to 5+ villages a day.

LotusRelief In Cambodia

Raksmey and Pisey are closely monitoring all CATALYST scholars and GATE students in grade 12 while staying in close contact and providing essential psychological support. Although connectivity issues come up Raksmey and Pisey see to it that no girl is out of touch for more than a few days.

LotusRelief #GivingTuesdayNow | A Global Day of Giving and Unity May 5, 2020

Lotus Outreach International is joining #GivingTuesdayNow | A Global Day of Giving and Unity to bring attention to the emergency needs presented by the consequences of the corona pandemic around the world and for our beneficiaries. We have established LotusRelief, an initiative to meet the urgent needs of the vulnerable communities we serve during crisis. 

A Story of a Survivor

Consoling Through Counseling</a> provides trauma therapy, social assistance, and small business grants to survivors of human trafficking, sexual abuse and domestic violence residing in a women's shelter in rural Cambodia. Nine year old Srey Touch is one of these survivors. Her story is a very difficult one. It's a hopeful one, too.

A Message From Our Team
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We’d like to touch base with you at this very uncertain time in our world and give you some information about the implications of the Covid-19 emergency for the people and communities we’re serving. Now more than ever it’s important that we stand by them.

Celebrating International Women’s Day and #GenerationEquality

We are thrilled to celebrate International Women’s Day which the United Nations Women have themed “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights”. How fitting—seeing as every day at Lotus Outreach is a celebration of women’s rights and empowerment. International Women’s Day reminds us that we are striving to create a level playing field for half of humanity.

New Hope for Sreyhang

In mid-January, Lotus Pedals gave away 15 bicycles (including pumps, locks, and repair kits) to seventh grade girls in our GATE program at Angkor Thom High School in Angkor Thom District, Siem Reap Province. These Lotus Pedals recipients live 2-5 kilometers from school. These bikes provide crucial access to education. Education = Empowerment!

Our Trip to Cambodia

In mid-January members of Lotus Outreach International Board of Directors and staff team took a trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia to visit Lotus Outreach Cambodia (LOCAM) and the young women, children and families that we support. The programs we visited—and especially the young women we encountered— have left indelible marks on our memory.