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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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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...

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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...