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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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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...

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Beauty Builds A Future For Srey Leak

This uplifting tale of how one of our students overcame real adversity to build a future for herself comes to us from Sokanha Vuthy, our Cambodian Communications Officer. “This is the story of one...

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Together, building futures… with ‘Futures’!

‘Futures’ is an exciting new initiative and approach for Cambodia, powered by Friends and implemented by partner NGOs  Mith Samlanh and M’Lop Tapang with the tagline – “Together creating employment and entrepreneurs”   ‘Futures’ is about...

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A Silver Lining – Playtime (and more) In Siem Reap!

Siem Reap, Cambodia. Let’s hear from Anna, the Technical Advisor to the Friends Kaliyan Mith program there about a fantastic recent activity enjoyed by many… ‘Our long-term donor World Childhood Foundation has launched something...

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7 Tips For Outreach!

Sharing best practice with partners and also between programs is another key element of the Friends approach. So, with this in mind the Mith Samlanh Saving Lives Coordinator Pin Sokhom from Phnom Penh visited Kaliyan...

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Moringa – TREE of Life In Siem Reap!

The Moringa tree (also known as the tree of life) was the inspiration behind the name of the training restaurant Marum, which is run by our Kaliyan Mith program in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The highly...

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Laos Program Success Continues

The Peuan Mit program of Friends-International was launched back in 2004. It is a collaboration with the Lao PDR Ministry of Social Welfare, and it provides a comprehensive range of services to children, youth and their families...

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Thinking And Learning – A Journey With Friends

We are sharing another guest post with you from new staff member Maelle, as she continues to experience more and learn more during her time with Friends… “In the past four weeks, I have...

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Changing Lives With Friends-International

Maelle is our new Vocational Training Business Advisor at Friends-International. We’re sharing this piece she wrote for her own blog, about her early impressions of our work from her orientation week. The orientation is...

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Child Protection Takes Center Stage In Thailand

Vuthaya Charoenpal (Ann), Country Program Director for the Friends Thailand program Peuan Peuan updates us on the exciting developments in Child Protection happening across the country in Government-run Welfare Shelters.       ‘Wednesday...