Family is the Core of Society: Kou Sopheap

“Family is the pillar and the core of society in Cambodia.” We are honored to have the Venerable monk, Kou Sopheap  share his thoughts and beliefs on family, education, and children’s development in this short video.  He discusses the importance of the bond between children and their parents or grandparents and why children belong in […]

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TLC turns 10 and Launches a Celebration of Cambodian Families

Happy birthday to us! Unbelievably, This Life Cambodia is turning ten years old. To mark the occasion, we are launching something new and exciting, a 5 week celebration of Cambodian families on our Facebook page. Everyone is invited to join the party, by submitting their own family memories, stories and thoughts. Why families? Because, ten years […]

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Join Our Celebration of Cambodian Families and Win a Prize

For 10 years, This Life Cambodia has been working to strengthen families and keep them together. That’s why, to mark our 10th birthday, we are launching a month long celebration of Cambodian families called “Family Portraits” – and we want YOU to take part. Just write a post on our Facebook page telling us something about […]

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Communities Fundraise for their Schools

On the 1st of November over 700 parents, students and teachers attended the opening day celebrations at Chann Sar primary and lower secondary schools. Chann Sar is one of 11 communities where TLC conducts the Lower Secondary School Development Program. As part of opening day activities, students and teachers set up a market to raise […]

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Income Generation Helps Keep Families Together

Income generating activities provide incredible support for vulnerable families and can mean the difference between families staying together or being forced to separate. An income also provides dignity, security and confidence. At TLC, income generation activities are determined by what the family is interested in or has experience in doing. Everything from raising pigs and […]

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RUNTLC 2017 – We did it!

Over two consecutive Sundays in August, RUNTLC teams ran to raise money as part of our annual fundraiser – RUNTLC.  The amazing TLC team (30+ members) did the 10K race on August 6 as part of the Angkor Empire Marathon in Siem Reap — walking, jogging and dancing across the finish line.  And on August […]

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Supporting School Development Priorities

At This Life Cambodia we work directly with School Support Committees (similar to a PTA) in each community to build their knowledge and capacity for developing and improving their schools. We believe that local communities are the experts when it comes to setting and implementing their own development priorities. Mr. Ke Bunthorn is 70 years […]

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Community Involvement in Keeping Families Together

This Life in Community is our program centered around enabling community support for families who are risk of separation.  The reasons are many and varied but whatever the cause, our goal is to equip the communities we work in with the tools to develop alternative solutions to placing children in residential care.  We currently work […]

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New Research: Enhancing Collaboration Between Schools and Offices of Education

We recently partnered with the Siem Reap provincial education sector working group to produce research on improving collaboration between community, school, and government actors in education. The recently released report, “Enhancing Collaboration Between School Management and District and Provincial Offices of Education,” highlights good practices from five schools in Siem Reap province, and makes recommendations […]

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