Tagged: Friends-International

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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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Together For Employment!

Preparing for the future Looking for the right kind of employment to suit their skills and abilities can be intimidating for many young people. They can be unsure of what training or other opportunities...

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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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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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Km52, A Laos Project

Laos and Friends-International go back a long way. To 2004 to be exact, when the Peuan Mit (“Good Friends” in Lao) program launched in partnership with the Laos Ministry of Social Welfare in the...

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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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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,...