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THINK – Support Families, Not Orphanages

  When we launched our ‘Children Are Not Tourist Attractions’ campaign with the support of UNICEF back in 2011 we hoped it would raise awareness and prompt behavior change in the public in relation...

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This Giving Season, Build Futures With Friends!

This year, for our end-of-year annual campaign, we are focusing on inspiring stories of the impact our #everydayheroes make in their work. Our first story comes from hospitality teacher Nina, who is based at...

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Changes In China – New Friends Group Leaders!

Recently we received an email from supporter Cherrie in Beijing, China. If you recall, she was the leader of  the young group of Friends and ChildSafe supporters from the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China...

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International Alternative Care Conference, Geneva

Cambodia, and recognition of the work of 3PC partners there, was very much in the spotlight at the recent International Conference on Alternative Care held in Geneva, Switzerland, at the beginning of the month....

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ChildSafe In Siem Reap – Salabai

Salabai Hotel & Restaurant School in Siem Reap, Cambodia have been offering ChildSafe training to their students since 2008, when Ampor (current Director of Friends Kaliyan Mith Program) was the director of the School. They sought...

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“The Voluntourist” – A Q&A With The Director

Back in August the Kaliyan Mith ChildSafe team organized a screening of the movie “The Voluntourist” at the Hangout Hostel in Siem Reap. “The Voluntourist”, directed by Chloe Sanguinetti, puts the spotlight onto some young...

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Renovations & Re-openings In Siem Reap!

We’ve received an update on the recent exciting happenings in the Kaliyan Mith program, Siem Reap, Cambodia, from the FI Technical Coordinator there,  Laura. She says – “Our training beauty salon, Phka Kravan, re-opened...

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Chom Chao Stories – 2. Sreynuon

Following the recent blog story from Chom Chao, we hear about another very challenging case from our Kaliyan Mith Chom Chao program manager Siheang… ‘When we first came across 20 year old Sreynuon* she...

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Chom Chao Stories – 1. Sothearith

What is the day-to-day reality of the work of our field teams really like? What challenges do they face on a daily basis? We all celebrate when one of our students graduates, or parents...

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Congo Hosts Community Of Good Practice

Thanks to the support of  ‘Apprentis d’ Auteuil ‘, our head of Partnerships and Technical Support Sebastien Le Mouëllic was recently able to attend a fascinating ‘Community of Good Practice’ seminar in Brazzaville, Congo, held on...

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JPA – Youth Advocates For ChildSafe!

The work of Friends-International has always been informed by listening to children and young people, responding to their needs and ensuring through our projects and initiatives that their rights are being met. It’s particularly...

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Presentations – Raising Awareness… And More.

Presentations form a very important part of our work at Friends. Sharing new ideas, information updates and more among our teams and partners happens very regularly across our programs. Then there are the many...

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A Korean Perspective

Tina Cho is a Korean social worker who is with us in Phnom Penh for a few months, volunteering to support the ChildSafe Movement. She very kindly agreed to share some of her thoughts...