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20 Years Ago… Kok Chork Remedial Education Pilot Program In Siem Reap A Remork-able Day!
 

20 Years Ago…

Friends founder Sebastien Marot reflects on the Cambodia of 20 years ago, and his first day there… ‘20 years ago today (April 1st, 1994), I arrived in Cambodia. I had left Paris on a very early and very cold rainy morning (was this melted snow?) to catch a plane to go to Phnom Penh where […]

Kok Chork Remedial Education Pilot Program In Siem Reap

Our Kaliyan Mith program in Siem Reap is spearheading a pilot program of remedial education support that operates within the Cambodian public school system. Center-based remedial education leading to reintegration into the public school system has long been a staple of the Friends-International approach, but in this new project we have been invited to pilot […]

A Remork-able Day!

There are currently 2,126 active ChildSafe members in Siem Reap, Cambodia, helping to protect children in the community from all forms of abuse. Many of those members are remork tuk-tuk or motorcycle drivers, and this Friday some of them got together in Siem Reap at an event held in the grounds of our supporter, Le Victoria […]

‘Serving Up Futures – Chefs Can Make A Difference!’

20 March 2014

In our guest blog today, TREE Alliance Coordinator Gustav Auer talks about his experiences over 14 years of work with Friends… and how if you are a chef who wants to make a difference, he wants to hear from you! ‘Who would have thought that Chefs can make a difference? Who would have thought that […]

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‘Listen To The Children…’ One Year On… In Jakarta

14 March 2014

One year of outreach in Jakarta… Reflections by our Indonesia Country Program Director, Ghislain Morard. “Today it’s been exactly one year since my colleague Endang and I first went for a long walk in the busy center of Jakarta – that was the very first outreach session for Friends in this mega-city. I’d like to […]

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Pre School In Siem Reap

11 March 2014

A great deal has been going on in our Kaliyan Mith program in Siem Reap over the last few months. The old center has closed and relocated to new premises, new training businesses have opened in new premises, lots of activities (giant puppets, drumming, rugby training and more) have been taking place, training for foster […]

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One Cambodian Woman’s Story… for International Women’s Day

08 March 2014

This story, to celebrate International Women’s Day, comes to us from our Mith Samlanh program in Phnom Penh. The name has been changed to protect her identity, but Sophea’s story is typical of many of the young women who come to train at Mith Samlanh – determined, driven and focused to seize the opportunity for […]

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Fostering Care Through Training In Siem Reap

05 March 2014

More news comes from Siem Reap on the short term foster care project being run in partnership with Angkor Hospital for Children. The monthly sessions cover relevant topics which build the capacity of the foster care givers involved. The latest training was on the subject of developing and implementing a ‘Code of Conduct’ for the […]

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Thumbs Up From Our Friends In Japan!

21 February 2014

Japanese NGO C-Rights are long term supporters of Friends-International, and have a particular interest in our ChildSafe Network child protection activities. C-Rights work to promote children’s rights in Japan and among many resources provide a Japanese translation of the ChildSafe ’7 Tips For Travelers’ on their website. Every year several study groups from the organization […]

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ChildSafe Works In Laos

17 February 2014

This post about the positive impact of the ChildSafe project in Lao PDR comes to us from Kristi, Technical Advisor to our program there, Peuan Mit. ‘The ChildSafe project in Lao PDR, funded by the European Union,  aims to build the capacity of Lao civil society and Government to promote child rights and address child […]

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‘That Was The Year That Was’ – 2013 In Friends!

31 December 2013

  As we stand on the cusp of 2014, and the 20th Anniversary of Friends-International, please join us in looking back over the last 12 months of our activities and just some of the highlights of that year – a whistle-stop tour of 2013! January: Attending the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, being recognized as […]

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‘Got Milkshakes?’

13 December 2013

From Indonesian Country Program Director Ghislain Morard, a story of how our #everydayheroes there are helping families to build better futures. ‘We first met Ibu Ani* about eight months ago when she was begging with her baby boy Roni under a flyover, at a busy road intersection in central Jakarta. We started discussing with her […]

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Who Are The #everydayheroes ?

06 December 2013

It’s simple really. They are the women and men who work around the clock every day delivering over 1.6 million services each year to the children, young people, families and communities Friends works with. They are the teachers, social workers, doctors, trainers, administrators… our program staff who make those services work to support over 60,000 […]

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