Tagged: Siem Reap

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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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Back To School Days!

School reintegration is one of the most important education-based functions that Friends-International programs perform. Ensuring that children can access their right to education, and can be supported to stay in school is of vital...

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Intern Sophea In Siem Reap – A Reflection

Suzy from our Siem Reap program in Cambodia sets the scene before a reflection from our recent intern there, Sophia Sun. “This summer, we were very lucky and happy to have Sophea Sun, a...

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Hundreds Of Bikes For Our Siem Reap Women!

Having your own transport, such as a bike, is at once both liberating and empowering, particularly if you live in a remote or inaccessible location. However, what if you simply cannot afford that as...

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Community Events – A Rough Guide!

Community events play a vital part in reaching out to what are often difficult to reach groups of people with important education and prevention messages. Last week an outreach team from our Cambodian Kaliyan Mith ChildSafe program...

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Creative Kids Make Stories 4 Strength!

At Friends, we very much believe in nurturing the creative arts in the children we work with, so we were delighted when last month four artists from New York-based Stories 4 Strength traveled to Siem...

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To Angkor Wat – from Chong Kneas!

Chong Kneas is a community near the Tonle Sap lake, about 15km from Siem Reap town in Cambodia and around 30km from the historic Angkor temple complex. It’s made up of seven fishing villages where around...

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Siem Reap Puppets On Parade 2017!

In this post we pay a visit to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where children from the Friends Kaliyan Mith Siem Reap program (KMSR) have been among many enjoying the carnival atmosphere of the annual Giant...

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138 Wheels For Women In Siem Reap!

This great update comes from Laura in our Kaliyan Mith program in Siem Reap, Cambodia. “On Thursday 12 January, Kaliyan Mith donated 69 bikes to a wide range of our female program beneficiaries with...

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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...

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Chenda Builds A Future Thanks To Friends

“Some days are so difficult. But when I just don’t think I can survive, I wait by the side of the road. After 10 minutes, I see a Friends Social worker drive past, without fail....

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ChildSafe In Chong Kneas Community

We caught up with Laura from our Kaliyan Mith program in Siem Reap, Cambodia, this week to learn more about a ChildSafe event held recently in a local community. ChildSafe community events happen regularly...