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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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2016 – Reviewing A Year With Friends

    Dear friends of Friends Please join us in looking back at just a very few of the highlights of twelve months during 2016, saving lives and building futures! JANUARY – ChildSafe is a runner-up...

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Chenda Builds A Future Thanks To Friends

“Some days are so difficult. But when I just don’t think I can survive, I wait by the side of the road. After 10 minutes, I see a Friends Social worker drive past, without fail....

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ChildSafe In Chong Kneas Community

We caught up with Laura from our Kaliyan Mith program in Siem Reap, Cambodia, this week to learn more about a ChildSafe event held recently in a local community. ChildSafe community events happen regularly...

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Building Futures – A Laos Success Story

We recently talked with Bouavone Boualivong, who is the Luang Prabang Project Coordinator for the Friends-International Laos program Peuan Mit. She recalled the story of one of the many young people she had worked with...

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Media Matters

Communication. It’s a vitally important part of what we do, whether ensuring that all our internal channels are functioning well, or that our online and social media presence is accurately reflecting the breadth and...

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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...