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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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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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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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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...

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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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That Was The (Media) Year That Was!

Over this past week we’ve been looking back at our program work during 2014 through our social media channels. However, the Friends 20th Anniversary Year also saw that work featuring strongly across both local...

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20 Years Of Friends – Moments In Time #1

Reflections by Friends co-founder Mark Turgesen on one unforgettable evening in our 20 year history… with more to come! “Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 4th, 1995 – Man Phally and the Mith Samlanh outreach team...