Cambodia

Working With Children in Cambodia

Children in Cambodia face major challenges in the areas of personal safety and health and nutrition. Child labour and child trafficking are prevalent in the region; more than 20,000 children live and work on the streets of Phnom Penh alone. World Vision works with communities and organizations to promote stronger child protection laws and their implementation.

Cambodia is a net exporter of rice, but many rural families go hungry. A full 40 per cent of children under age five are malnourished and women and children are chronically deficient in iron and vitamin A. We support health centres in providing education to help families prevent and treat malnutrition through growth monitoring, food and vitamin supplements and nutritious food preparation.

Your impact in Cambodia

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

 
  • 49 children survivors of violence received support to help them cope with the trauma and recover
  • 67 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 359 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 12,517 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 229 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • 20 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 2,208 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 15,622 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 200 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 1,038 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • 10,696 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 291 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 45 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 631 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 543 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 211 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 4,691 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 88 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 9,099 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 478 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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