Category: News From Our Programs

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ChildSafe Alliance Partner Profile – Children’s Future

With almost 50 partners across the world, the ChildSafe Alliance brings together the expertise, best practice and knowledge sharing of some exceptional organizations dedicated to child welfare. We’ll be taking a closer look at...

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Creative Kids Make Stories 4 Strength!

At Friends, we very much believe in nurturing the creative arts in the children we work with, so we were delighted when last month four artists from New York-based Stories 4 Strength traveled to Siem...

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To Angkor Wat – from Chong Kneas!

Chong Kneas is a community near the Tonle Sap lake, about 15km from Siem Reap town in Cambodia and around 30km from the historic Angkor temple complex. It’s made up of seven fishing villages where around...

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Siem Reap Puppets On Parade 2017!

In this post we pay a visit to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where children from the Friends Kaliyan Mith Siem Reap program (KMSR) have been among many enjoying the carnival atmosphere of the annual Giant...

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Yoga Reaps Rewards For Youth!

Yoga is of course a set of methods which promote the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of individuals, so there would seem to be a strong relationship between the discipline of Yoga and the...

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ChildSafe Alliance At The Border ‘Partnership In Poipet’

ChildSafe Alliance Border Activities. The Poipet Deportation Center, located on the Cambodian side of the Thai/Cambodia border marks the location of a very important and challenging new project created  by ChildSafe Alliance partners. The...

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138 Wheels For Women In Siem Reap!

This great update comes from Laura in our Kaliyan Mith program in Siem Reap, Cambodia. “On Thursday 12 January, Kaliyan Mith donated 69 bikes to a wide range of our female program beneficiaries with...

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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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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...