Japan funds environmental awareness, child protection programmes
The Japanese government has provided more than $800,000 in funding to two Japanese NGOs, under its grant assistance framework. The NGOs are engaged in raising awareness of environment issues and eliminating violence against children in schools. ...
Women’s minister pushing positive parenting toolkits
Minister of Women’s Affairs Ing Kantha Phavi virtually launched three different toolkits on positive parenting to promote positive child education through increased knowledge and skills and access to appropriate and timely parenting support. ...
Children’s challenges and critical areas to be addressed
While Cambodia has made remarkable progress in increasing children’s access to primary education, Save the Children Cambodia is of the view that there are still some critical areas that need to be seriously addressed. ...
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 ...
Crash kills four staffers of NGO
Sok Samnang, the Takeo provincial police chief, said 14 Save the Children employees were returning to Phnom Penh in a private minibus from a child protection workshop in Kep province when the incident happened. ...
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. ...
Child abuse rife says NGO report
Children in Cambodia face a range of threats to their safety including violence, sexual abuse and economic exploitation, with the justice system failing to prosecute alleged offenders, according to a 68-page report by a host of children’s welfare NGOs. ...
Gov’t failing to implement fake milk law
Baby formula manufacturers are flouting a sub-decree that bans promotions of formula in stores and health-care facilities, the World Health Organization, Unicef and three NGOs said in a statement Wednesday. According to the statement, 41 percent of stores selling breast milk substitutes in Phnom Penh had ...
Well-being of women, children up
The well-being of women and children in Cambodia has improved vastly in the past 15 years but still lags internationally, according to a report released by the nonprofit organisation Save the Children this week. ...
Women’s health gets $14m boost
Taking strides to curb Cambodia’s high maternal and child mortality rates, health officials yesterday launched a $14 million initiative to improve women’s limited access to reproductive health care. During the three-year Partnering to Save Lives campaign, funded by AusAid, NGOs Care Cambodia, Marie Stopes and Save ...
Floods a Yearly Trial for Those Living Along Mekong
TBONG KHUM DISTRICT, Kompong Cham province – From November to May, the Mekong River is quiet. So is life for the hundreds of thousands of people who live along its banks, which in Cambodia forms a 155,000 square km basin covering six provinces and Phnom ...
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Cambodia tests 'super rice' to fortify its children
For breakfast, it’s rice. For lunch, it’s rice again, and for dinner – rice. Sometimes, Cambodian Un Koy says, her mother will prepare some beans or carrots, and on very special days even fish or pork. Across Asia, rice is the most widely consumed staple. That’s ...
The Grain of Rice That Could Help Cambodia Grow
SAMRAONG TONG DISTRICT, Kompong Speu Province – Laughing, Ouch Samnang jumped back and forth over a skipping rope held by his classmates. The 13-year-old goes to school in a small village in Kompong Speu province, he has friends, five siblings and loving parents. Overall, he ...
Country Is Prepared for Heavy Rains, Disaster Committee Says
To make sure Cambodia is ready for potential devastating floods, government officials have created an emergency preparedness plan that includes storing 16,000 tons of milled rice and putting 3,500 armed forces on reserve. [Nhim Vanda, first vice president in charge of the National Committee for Disaster Management ...