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25 Years Of Building Futures – Part Two

In part one of this look at the origins of Friends-International (FI) we heard how they began building futures with the street children of Phnom Penh. We left the story as the original group...

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Friends-International – 25 Years of Building Futures!

Today is a landmark day for us all at Friends-International as we mark the 25th Anniversary of the launch of Friends. We’ll be celebrating that anniversary across our programs throughout the coming months, and...

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#UnlimitedCreativity Unleashed in Cambodia!

What happens when you mix 25 years of ground breaking social innovation with young Cambodian cultural creatives in a unique public space in the very heart of Phnom Penh? The answer is Friends Futures...

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Ending Unsafe Migration

No choice but to go? Human beings have always migrated. Conflict, natural disaster, even politics play a role in forcing people to move, and often they have no choice but to do so. However,...

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At Risk of Becoming a School Drop Out at 12!

12 year old Sinoun* was in very real danger of dropping out of school completely when the #everydayheroes of our social work team met her. Life was proving to be extremely challenging as she...

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New year resolution: why not #RunWithFriends in 2019?

On 2nd December 2018, more than 160 supporters of Friends gathered in Siem Reap, Cambodia to run the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon. Many others sponsored our runners who raised over $30,000 to support...

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Futures Now!

2019 is a very important year indeed for Friends-International. August will mark 25 years since the launch of the very first Friends program, Mith Samlanh, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 25 years on, and that...

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At The Summit Of Social Gastronomy!

This fascinating and exciting update on TREE Alliance at Gastromotiva 2018 comes via Anton Ventslav, TREE Chef Coordinator, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  “TREE Alliance was among those invited to the 2nd ever Social Gastronomy Summit, ‘Gastromotiva...

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Voluntourism & Orphanages, Challenges Remain

In Cambodia, Friends-International has worked closely with the Government, other agencies and partnerships such as 3PC, for over ten years now in ending the plight of the thousands of children who have been unnecessarily...

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Education for Chenda

A child’s right to education is the centerpiece of this story from one of our Cambodia programs. Chenda* is  ten years old and lives with her grandmother and sister in a simple house constructed of zinc...

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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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Business Booms For Former Student!

Business is very much a part of the work undertaken by Friends-International programs. As a social enterprise, we ensure hands on experience for our young trainees in real business environments, enabling them to better move...

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Protect All Children. Migrants Too.

June 1st is International Children’s Day, and on this day we launch our ‘Protect All Children. Migrants Too.’ campaign to help support the forgotten children – the many thousands of migrant children who face...

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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...