Family, children and youth

Development and assistance for families, children and youth

Ministry, 13 NGOs ink $14M project for children’s welfare

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday with 13 NGOs for a three-year project which aims to promote the wellbeing of children across Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-13-ngos-ink-14m-project-childrens-welfare

Unesco: Teacher education to benefit 130,000 children

Some 130,000 children, particularly the vulnerable, will benefit from the Strengthening Teacher Education Programme in Cambodia (STEPCam), Unesco said on Tuesday. The UN agency said the initiative focuses on the role of teachers in building foundations in early learning, with the Ministry of Education, Youth ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unesco-teacher-education-benefit-130000-children

Save The Children launches EU-funded welfare project

Save the Children launched an EU-funded project on Wednesday – Responsive and Effective Child Welfare Systems Transformation (React) – which aims to ensure proper legal protection and quality services for children, the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s diplomatic service said. The launch of ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/save-children-launches-eu-funded-welfare-project

Koica, Childfund in rural education drive

ChildFund and Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) on Monday announced a new drive to improve primary education in rural Kratie province. “Koica has made $1.6 million in funding commitments over the next three years to expand the ‘Easy to Learn’ project in remote communities in ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koica-childfund-rural-education-drive

Gender equality programme rolled out in Kingdom’s north

The first phase of a project aimed at empowering girls and boys aged between 12 and 17 to “learn, share, create and lead efforts to promote social development and gender equality in Cambodia” has been rolled out in Siem Reap, Stung Treng and Ratanakiri provinces. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gender-equality-programme-rolled-out-kingdoms-north

NGO pacts to promote children’s rights

The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday signed agreements with three NGOs to promote Cambodian children’s rights and their studies in the community. The NGOs were MIKI Home Cambodia, New Hope For Cambodia Children, and Meta and Mission Community. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50504864/ngo-pacts-to-promote-childrens-rights/

UN unemployment project expanded

The Ministry of Labour and United Nations yesterday pledged to continue working on a project that is aiding young women and men in their search for decent and productive employment opportunities. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109497/un-unemployment-project-expanded/

Project offers children education in remote areas

Plan International Cambodia has launched a three-year project to help young children living in remote and disadvantaged areas in Ratanakkiri and Stung Treng provinces receive education and health care services. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077520/project-offers-children-education-remote-areas/

Young on march to change face of Siem Reap

Siem Reap is littered with trash and local young people have had enough. Once a month since March, monks and youth volunteers from NGOs, businesses and public schools have joined together to clean up their neighbourhood and promote awareness of how rubbish affects people’s lives. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5073725/young-march-change-face-siem-reap/

Social services to be improved

The government, Hagar International and Save the Children are teaming up to address the country’s lack of social workers, hoping to beef up the social service sector and deal with the growing number of children in residential care facilities – informally known as orphanages.   ...

Jonathan Greig
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35326/social-services-to-be-improved/

Youth urged to fight for social issues

Civil society organizations and youth groups have called for young people to be more involved in human rights and the environment. They also demanded greater protection for young activists who have suffered threats, violence and court action. The call was made in a youth forum on young ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32739/youth-urged-to-fight-for-social-issues/

Justice system failing child victims: experts

Cambodia’s justice system often fails to support children who are victims of and witnesses to crime, many of whom are so terrified to appear in court that they’re unable to give testimony, children’s rights experts said yesterday. ...

Cristina Maza and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/justice-system-failing-child-victims-experts

Launch of child welfare plan marked

The Cambodian government on Monday launched its first nationwide policy for child development, aiming to enhance education, promote social welfare and strengthen protection for children in the Kingdom. ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/launch-child-welfare-plan-marked

Sex-ed site reaching thousands, NGO says

A lack of knowledge about sex is posing a risk to the health and education of adolescents, according to the Ministry of Education, which has created an online program to help better inform and equip the young people who make up 60 per cent of ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sex-ed-site-reaching-thousands-ngo-says

New orphanage sub-decree aims to protect children

The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday issued a new sub-decree ordering all orphanages to get a permit, submit to inspections and limit the conditions under which children can be admitted.According to many experts, including Social Affairs Minister Vong Soth, orphanage care does more harm than ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-orphanage-sub-decree-aims-protect-children

Child abuse costs Kingdom: study

Violence against children cost Cambodia approximately $168 million in 2013, or just over 1 per cent of GDP, according to a new report from the government and UNICEF that explores the economic impacts of physical abuse.Titled The economic burden of health consequences of violence against ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-abuse-costs-kingdom-study

Child protection in schools under review

The Ministry of Education is working with NGOs to draft a policy document to protect schoolchildren from abuse at the hands of educators and fellow students, an NGO specialist told the Post yesterday.More than 40 government and non-government representatives gathered in the capital on Friday ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/child-protection-schools-under-review

Gov’t taskforce to address Prey Speu and homelessness

The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday announced that it would form a committee to address the lack of services available to the homeless and mentally ill. Yesterday’s meeting was precipitated by the revelation this week by rights organization Licadho that two more residents at Prey ...

Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17542/gov---t-taskforce-to-address-prey-speu-and-homelessness/

Tourists are unknowingly contributing to Cambodia’s rising number of orphanages

Almost 75 percent of kids in the country’s orphanages are there because their families can’t afford to keep them at home. In 2011, UNICEF released a study saying that the number of orphanages in Cambodia had increased by 75 percent in the previous six years, ...

Logan Connor
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/11/03/cambodias-orphanages

Extra scrutiny of teachers urged

The arrest on Saturday of a registered British sex offender, employed at a Phnom Penh school for the past year, has cast doubt on the screening of foreign nationals working with children in Cambodia.With wanted sex offender Paul Prestige’s extradition pending, the British Embassy yesterday ...

Zoe Holman
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/extra-scrutiny-teachers-urged

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