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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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Partners In Responsible Tourism!

At the heart of our work (and first in our logo tagline!) is the word ‘Together’. We need strong and dedicated partners which share the same ethos that we have to help change young lives...

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Tourism Trends – Making Them Childsafe!

The ever-expanding global growth of travel and tourism has brought many different ways of ‘getting away from it all’. New variations of ‘experiential’ travel have emerged and are being seized on by the travel industry. These include...

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Foster Care & Building A Future – Yin

We spoke recently with Pisith, who is the Building Futures Program coordinator at Mith Samlanh, a ChildSafe Alliance and 3PC partner program which operates in Phnom Penh Cambodia. He talked to us about Yin,...

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Small Program, Big Impact!

In this post we take a brief look at the broad range of work undertaken by one of the smallest (in staff terms) of the Friends-International programs, the Chom Chao program in Cambodia. Chom...

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Together, let’s reopen Makphet!

We urgently need your support to help Friends reopen Makphet training restaurant in Laos. Over the past 10 years, Makphet has trained hundreds of disadvantaged youth in Vientiane, Laos. Leaving the streets behind for...

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Friends Thailand, Youth Protecting Youth!

We are very happy to share this exciting event that Peuan Peuan, the Friends Thailand program, recently participated in. We got the full story from Chanthana Le Mouellic, who is the Peuan Peuan Child Protection...

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Back To School Days!

School reintegration is one of the most important education-based functions that Friends-International programs perform. Ensuring that children can access their right to education, and can be supported to stay in school is of vital...

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Talking A ChildSafe Thailand – Pad Chat!

During the recent visit of the Thailand ChildSafe team to our HQ in Cambodia we spent a little time having a brief chat with one of our Child Protection Team #everydayheroes, Ms Pradthana Suwanpiam,...

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Employment For All – Futures Thailand!

Access to employment is key in ensuring that individuals will have a stable and sustainable future ahead of them. A couple of years ago we took the years of experience we had in working...

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Intern Sophea In Siem Reap – A Reflection

Suzy from our Siem Reap program in Cambodia sets the scene before a reflection from our recent intern there, Sophia Sun. “This summer, we were very lucky and happy to have Sophea Sun, a...

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Impact In Bangkok!

Impact in the NGO world may sometimes appear to those from outside that world to be entirely defined by numbers – reports featuring x amount of persons reached by x teams, x amount of services delivered,...

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100 Thai Teachers Trained & ChildSafe!

ChildSafe is a global Movement, started in 2005, protecting children across the world by actively involving individuals, travelers, communities, businesses and governments in creating safe protective environments in which children and young people can...

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Hundreds Of Bikes For Our Siem Reap Women!

Having your own transport, such as a bike, is at once both liberating and empowering, particularly if you live in a remote or inaccessible location. However, what if you simply cannot afford that as...

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Bordering On Crisis – Migrants At Risk

The enforcement of a new Royal Decree cracking down on illegal migrant workers in Thailand has resulted in increasing pressure on 3PC partners within the last two weeks who work with migrants at the...

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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...