Tagged: Friends-International

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A School Is Born!

Phnom Penh, Cambodia is a fast -growing city. What were once underdeveloped poor community neighborhoods are being targeted by developers, bringing in large workforces to complete massive building projects. These workers most often bring...

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Orphanages Place Children At Real Risk

We have spent many years raising awareness of the dangers posed by the unregulated residential care institutions (orphanages) which sprang up across Cambodia over the last decade. Not only are the majority of the...

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Community Events – A Rough Guide!

Community events play a vital part in reaching out to what are often difficult to reach groups of people with important education and prevention messages. Last week an outreach team from our Cambodian Kaliyan Mith ChildSafe program...

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G2G Addressing Migrant Issues

We recently highlighted the daily struggle to maintain effective services for those deported persons (many illegal migrants) who are streaming across from Thailand to Cambodia over the Aranyaprathet/Poipet border crossing. Up to 4000 per...

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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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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...