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  • Protecting girl street children in Cambodia through education

    Thu 9 Jul 2015 | Street Children | Friends International (FI)

    “I am from Tbong Kmum,” says Sopea,* a 13 year old girl from Cambodia. “My parents are divorced and first I lived with my father. He used to beat me. I could go to school and I was in grade 4, but it was difficult. I worked in the rice fields and I also picked lotus leaves out of the pond so my father could sell them.”

  • Addressing the root causes of marginalization

    Tue 7 Jul 2015 | Ethnic Minorities | Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE)

    Ethnic minorities often experience high levels of poverty, the root causes of which frequently lie in discrimination, marginalization and exclusion. Imran Rasitas, 10 years old, is from the Cham Muslim minority group in Cambodia. She lives in a small bamboo cottage in Chum Nik commune, Khroch Chhmar district of Tbong Khmum province near the Mekong River.

  • Hygiene education: saving 4,000 children every year in Cambodia

    Sun 5 Jul 2015 | Street Children | Goutte d’Eau/DamnokToek (DT)

    Small huts, mud in the streets, open sewers, stagnant water, garbage and bad smell… This is where the poor communities of Neak Loeung live. As nearly half the population in Cambodia, most of them do not have access to safe water and basic sanitation.

  • Education, the most effective strategy to tackle poverty

    Sat 27 Jun 2015 | Street Children | Goutte d’Eau/DamnokToek (DT)

    "I do not want my children to do the same job as me because it is very difficult and tiring. I wish they could study and go to university," says Marie Vong, 36 years old, a food seller who lives in the poor community of Neak Loeung in Prey Veng province, Cambodia.

  • Ethnic minorities in Cambodia: Nasifas: “I promote mutual understanding through teaching”

    Tue 12 May 2015 | Ethnic Minorities | Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE)

    Children  from ethnic minorities are often concentrated in remote locations.  In Tbong Khmum, for example, there is a high concentration of Cham Muslim children. This is where Nasit Nasifas started her first job last year as a bilingual teacher’s assistant at Trea 4 village primary school.

  • Cambodia: Education is a Must! Everyone has abilities

    Wed 4 Mar 2015 | Children with Disabilities | Rabbit School Organization (RSO)

    Ratha Natra was abandoned at Kanthak Bophar Hospital by his parents in 2001. Seven years later he was in very poor condition and referred to a nutrition center. “He was not able to walk or talk. He could not understand pictures.