Category: Pushing the Agenda

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Baby Milk Scam (Revisited)

(This guest post from Laureline, ChildSafe Technical Coordinator for our Siem Reap program in Cambodia, revisits a popular tourist scam which is putting infants at risk in the city and highlights what can be...

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Futures Now!

Saturday 28th April saw the start of an amazing new adventure for Friends-International and Cambodia program Mith Samlanh, one that will radically transform the existing Mith Samlanh center in the heart of Phnom Penh into...

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Protection – Sharing Skills, Sharing Knowledge

Child Protection is a keystone of the holistic approach that the Friends Alliance programs in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Switzerland take to saving Lives and Building Futures for youth, families and communities which...

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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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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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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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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...