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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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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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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...

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Renovations & Re-openings In Siem Reap!

We’ve received an update on the recent exciting happenings in the Kaliyan Mith program, Siem Reap, Cambodia, from the FI Technical Coordinator there,  Laura. She says – “Our training beauty salon, Phka Kravan, re-opened...

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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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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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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...