About Us

Open Arms Team

Everything is underpinned by Grahame and Sandra’s passion for excellence and beauty.


International Advisers Grahame and Sandra Wade

A Word From Grahame and Sandra

Our passion is to see Cambodian people become all they can be.photo (2)

On arrival in Cambodia in October 2002 we were shocked not only at the plight of the children but we could see that the family unit had been broken down. A passion started to grow in us to see the children healed on the inside we began to talk to the children about God’s unconditional love for them and that they are Chosen and Precious. Through that knowledge came self-love, they learned how to love and be loved, and they learned self-discipline and integrity in learning that we hope that they will be a part of a new generation that will restore family to its rightful place once again.

One of the original children is now attending an internationally accredited university she will aim for a Bachelor Degree in accountancy, two of the other original children will attend university this year to learn Business Management and English at a level which will allow them to teach in an international school.

Over the past thirteen years It has been a privilege to see many young Cambodian people embrace life with new passion and self love it has been  rewarding to see them with businesses that are flourishing, good employment and to see them married and  having children .

We are Australian citizens and have two daughters and six grandchildren we spent most of our time in Cambodia but manage to go home twice every year.

Since January 2008 we have assumed sole responsibility for governance, administration, and fundraising for Open Arms Cambodia.

Grahame and Sandra Accountability team


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      Brian and Daphne Hay

      Brian and Daphne have been pastoring  for over thirty years

      they now travel to many countries as oversight for local churches.




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     Brian and Marissa Francis

     Brian and Marissa  have three children

     they are the senior pastors of Full Gospel Church in Hervey Bay Queensland.




Global Development Group Australia

All donations to Open Arms go through GDG with is attached to AusAid.

Chab Dai

Open Arms is a member of Chad Dai and have signed a charter which  is overseen

by Chab Dai the charter is to ensure excellence for Cambodian people.

Open Arms Cambodian Team

Grahame and Sandra believe that the organisation should run by its own nationals so Open Arms  team are all Cambodian.

Open Arms Staff

♦ Sreyna: Director of Open Arms / Oversees the Training Centre / Salon Manager

♦ Sophy:  Head Trainer Beauty School / Hairdresserphoto 4

♦ Sreymom: Trainer Beauty School / Hairdresser

♦ Surrett: Trainer Beauty School / Beauty School

♦ Sophourn: Trainer Beauty School / Hairdresser

♦ Sivorn: Junior Hairdresser

♦ Para: Junior Hairdresser

♦ Sopheak: Junior Hairdresser



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♦ Naroth:   Tea Room Manager / Trainer cooking

♦ Sreynait: Tea Room second in Charge / Hospitality & Catering Trainer

♦ Chantoo: Assistant Cook / Waitress

♦ Socheat:  Assistant cook / Waitress







♦ Socheata: Office Manager

♦ Sochannary: Office Assistant and PA to Sandra





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♦ Chiva: Tuk Tuk driver and handy man

♦ Hong: Tuk Tuk driver and handy man





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♦ Teakson: Womens Leader at Alabaster

♦ Sophy: Assistant at Alabaster