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THINK – Support Families, Not Orphanages

  When we launched our ‘Children Are Not Tourist Attractions’ campaign with the support of UNICEF back in 2011 we hoped it would raise awareness and prompt behavior change in the public in relation...

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Casting Votes, Throwing Balls In Siem Reap!

It’s been a busy time at the new Transitional Home (TH) premises  in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Transitional Homes are temporary safe shelters for children and young people participating in our programs. Children and young...

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That Was The (Media) Year That Was!

Over this past week we’ve been looking back at our program work during 2014 through our social media channels. However, the Friends 20th Anniversary Year also saw that work featuring strongly across both local...

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A Happy Outcome – The Family+ Program At Work.

This story from our Social Work Technical Advisor James Farley tells exactly how a better future for one child who was at risk was secured through mutual understanding, collaboration and dedicated program work under...

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‘THINK!’ Photo Exhibition Siem Reap Launch Event

Last week saw the very successful launch of the ChildSafe ‘THINK!’ Photo Exhibition Siem Reap. The grounds of Marum training restaurant in the city saw around 130 people attending the launch event, who were...

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Begging Children – An Exhibition To Make You ‘THINK!’

From 26th November 2014-31 January 2015 the Friends-International (FI) Kaliyan Mith program in Siem Reap will be running a thought-provoking exhibition of images addressing the issue of giving to begging children. Our acclaimed training...

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Take the Friends ‘N’ Food Challenge!

Here at Friends-International we’re famous for our award-winning training restaurants, but now we want you to be our head chef! Our supporters around the world are taking the Friends ‘N’ Food Challenge – holding...

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‘Bangkok Boy’ – A Story From Peuan Peuan

From Vuthaya Charoenpol (Ann), the Friends Thailand Peuan Peuan Country Program Director comes this story of just one of the many ‘Bangkok Boys’, and how our program works to help them… “Last August, staff...