Hidden Hero for Citizens
“One day, I was chosen to be a community educator, but I was ridiculed by some. They said I couldn’t educate people while I was not well educated.”
However, Samnang adds: “Despite their words, I didn’t quit.”
Breaking free from an old me
“I know how it feels to be discriminated. I won’t do the same to others,” says the thirteen-year-old Kompheak, one of One Goal’s premiere soccer players in Svay Chek, Banteay Meanchey province.
The girl with hope
Sreyni was forced to leave school when she was 5 years old since her parents couldn’t afford her education. At 15, she was convinced to work in a garment factory. Thankfully, World Vision has supported her to be part of the vocational training, she’s now working full-time and got promoted in a higher position at a construction company in Phnom Penh.
Small adjustments bring big changes
Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of all child deaths in Cambodia. World Vision has been running a health and nutrition programme focusing on infants and children under 5 years old, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding woman, working with community volunteers to promote behavioral changes and access to appropriate health and nutrition guidance.
Since the early 1980s World Vision has implemented a diverse range of relief and development programmes to benefit vulnerable children in Cambodia. In 2020 we employ over 600 staff that work in nine provinces and the capital city, Phnom Penh, reaching 1.7 million children.
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Health box saves newborn babies
For a contribution of 1,000 Riels per month, the 'health box' helps regional communities protect themselves from unexpected health-related expenses and save the lives of newborn children.
Clean water, healthy life
Sivann,11, is a student in grade 4. Due to a low standard of living, her parents used to practice migration for work. But the safe drinking water station supported by World Vision in the village has allowed her parents to work and stay home. “Since my father was selected by World Vision to be a station operator, I feel very happy,” said Sivann.
Chasing the same dream
A pair of hands are busy with styling hair and applying makeup for customers at a tiny local beauty store, located on a crowded narrow street in the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Sreynath, a 22-year-old youth, smiles with satisfaction. She had dreamt of becoming a hairdresser since she was very young. Sreynath’s family lives near a sewage canal southwest of the capital. She is the youngest daughter of four siblings.
It Takes a World
Violence against children in Cambodia is affecting ¾ of children before they turn 18 and is estimated to cost Cambodia up to US$161 million per year on health related consequences.