Tagged: Orphanage Tourism

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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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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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JPA – Youth Advocates For ChildSafe!

The work of Friends-International has always been informed by listening to children and young people, responding to their needs and ensuring through our projects and initiatives that their rights are being met. It’s particularly...

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First Impressions…

We have two young volunteers from the UK with us at the moment who are working with our communications team and will be blogging about their experiences of Friends and Cambodia in the coming...

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‘A change is gonna come…’

To paraphrase the great Sam Cooke, ‘it’s been a long time coming, but a change is gonna come…’ On Wednesday 8th February in Phnom Penh the Cambodian Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth...

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When Children Become Tourist Attractions

Each year, thousands of tourists visit orphanages in Cambodia thinking they are helping some of the most vulnerable children in the world. Recent reports however have found their visits may be doing more harm...