Supporting Communities to Find Alternative Solutions to Residential Care

Our This Life in Community (TLIC) program, works to build the skills and knowledge of local communities around child protection. We also focus on helping communities to identify alternative solutions to placing children in orphanages when families are facing challenging circumstances. In Kean Sangkae, our team recently led a reflection with members of the community […]

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Education Awareness Campaigns in Local Communities

The Lower Secondary School Development Program works closely with School Support Committees to identify local priorities and solutions for communities to develop their schools. In Khun Ream, one of 11 communities we work in, we recently held an ‘’Education Awareness Campaign’’. This campaign involves parents, students and other community members to discuss and share ideas […]

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PRAs: Preventing Violence Against Women & Children

A major component of This Life Cambodia’s approach to development is the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA).  As a tool for conducting community consultations, the PRA encourages active participation from a diverse group of community members.  While This Life Cambodia staff lead and facilitate the PRA,  it is the participants who together identify problems in their […]

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Flower Fundraising Ceremonies – Bon Phkar Brak

In working with communities to improve their lower secondary schools, fundraising by the community is a key activity. It’s part of TLC’s approach to building sustainability and self sufficiency at the local level.  While we teach communities how to write proposals and seek funding, we love that the colorful Cambodian tradition of Bon Phkar Brak […]

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Volunteer Profile: Dan Cocks

We caught up with Dan Cocks, a recent volunteer with This Life Cambodia from the UK based ‘Accounting for International Development’ (AFID) before he headed back to England. Dan, what made you decide to volunteer overseas? I am semi-retired, near the end of my career (at least the full time paid employment part), and like […]

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International Womens Day – Part 2

To mark International Womens Day, This Life Cambodia held events in two communities where we operate This Life in Community – a program that promotes the protection of childrens rights and helps communities support children and families who are at risk of separation.  Working with students from the lower secondary schools our team oversaw the […]

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International Women’s Day

International Womens Day, a global holiday on March 8, honors and celebrates women’s achievements and contributions in the workplace, society, government and culture.  At TLC, we marked the occasion with two days of events in Kien Sangkae and Kampong Khleang, where we operate This Life in Community. Our team worked with students from the lower […]

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Social Enterprises You Can Support in Cambodia: Moto Doctor

This is a guest post from Jessica Whalen, a student at Canberra University, who participated in a study tour in southeast Asia  to learn from and about social enterprises. The group spent a few days learning about our programs, with a focus on our social enterprise, Moto Doctor. Followed by a day of brainstorming, three […]

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Our 10 year celebrations

10 Year Anniversary For 10 years, This Life Cambodia has been working to strengthen families and keep them together. That’s why, to mark our 10th anniversary, we launched a celebration of Cambodian families called “Family Portraits”. For five weeks we turned our Facebook page over to the Cambodian public and invited everyone to share stories […]

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