This Life In Community

          In Cambodia, around 49,000 children live in institutions due to many issues including domestic violence, lack of educational opportunity in rural areas, poverty, and limited social protection. I am proud to be working on the This Life in Community program, which engages and builds the capacity of local authorities while also mobilising community wide support for children and families, so that communities can lead the response to these issues. Hong Sarith, This Life in Community Program Coordinator

About the Program

With This Life in Community, our goal is to enlist community support for children and families who are at risk of being separated primarily due to family members being imprisoned. Community members want to help and support one another and are often best placed to aid their neighbours who are experiencing challenging circumstances.

What we do

As with all of our programs, we strive to build the capacity of residents to identify and respond to issues within their communities, by:

  • 4,670 families in 22 villages are supported with informed child protection responses at the community level
  • 1,933 community members attend focal and awareness raising events
  • 67 local community leaders have been trained as part of our program

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