Author: Friends-International

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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...

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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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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...