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Phnom Penh Archives - Friends-International Blog

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Off Street Living onto a Better Life 0

Off Street Living onto a Better Life

Just two years ago *Sreyoun and her family were living on the Phnom Penh streets by a pagoda. They were homeless and her parents earned barely enough from scavenging to feed their family of...


Partners in Building Futures

It was our honor to be invited to speak and present to the Cambodian National Committee for Homeless People recently, highlighting our long and good collaboration with MoSVY, the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Reintegration from Rehab 0

Reintegration from Rehab

Closing GreenHouse Doors Mith Samlanh (MS) closed GreenHouse (Drugs Rehabilitation Center) in April 2020. The closure, due to the wider impact of COVID, had a considerable impact upon the organization. It meant that everyone...

A Future with Futures Siem Reap 0

A Future with Futures Siem Reap

Sonny and his wife Nary have four children. All the children attend local public schools. They also live with Sonny’s parents in Siem Reap, Cambodia. With so many people to support, and with Sonny’s...


Meeting Needs, and Moving On from COVID

Reaching Out Delivering emergency food support during COVID lockdowns has enabled our #everydayheroes access to many people who have a range of needs that often go beyond simply food security. Through outreach or at...


“Flying” to Better Futures

COVID-19 has knocked down *Rachana’s dream of owning a small business–this promising young Cambodian woman moved to Phnom Penh to further her education after high school but was soon met with a huge roadblock...


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...


#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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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...


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,...

Big Impact 4 0

Small Program, Big Impact!

In this post we take a brief look at the broad range of work undertaken by one of the smallest (in staff terms) of the Friends-International programs, the Chom Chao program in Cambodia. Chom...


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...


2016 – Reviewing A Year With Friends

    Dear friends of Friends Please join us in looking back at just a very few of the highlights of twelve months during 2016, saving lives and building futures! JANUARY – ChildSafe is a runner-up...


Media Matters

Communication. It’s a vitally important part of what we do, whether ensuring that all our internal channels are functioning well, or that our online and social media presence is accurately reflecting the breadth and...


This Giving Season, Build Futures With Friends!

This year, for our end-of-year annual campaign, we are focusing on inspiring stories of the impact our #everydayheroes make in their work. Our first story comes from hospitality teacher Nina, who is based at...