Last week five students from the secondary school at ISPP in Phnom Penh went out onto the streets of Phnom Penh to see for themselves the work the ChildSafe Network does in protecting children and young people living in, or coming to, the city. The students, from the ‘Kids for Kids’ group, are exploring active involvement in the wider community and have been training with the ChildSafe team for the last few weeks with the aim of becoming ChildSafe Ambassadors within the school. Along with ChildSafe staff they visited ChildSafe Tuk-Tuk and motodup members at the Riverside and near Boueng Kak Lake to ask questions and gain firsthand knowledge of the way these members actively protect children and young people at risk.
Last Saturday the students assisted with the Friends-International/ChildSafe information stall at the ISPP International day, helping to spread the word on the importance of ChildSafe within the community and globally. Friends staff from the Communications, ChildSafe and Social Businesses teams were also present to meet and talk to those attending about Friends and its work. With over a thousand people coming through the gates of ISPP on Saturday, this was a great opportunity to engage directly with the wider school community and highlight the benefits of the evolving partnership between Friends and ISPP.