Siem Reap is the first province where Plan International Cambodia started its Programme Unit, since 2002. With about 8,000 sponsored children, Plan International Cambodia is working in 23 – where child rights are most deprived – of its 100 communes.
Main achievements so far:
- More than 190 preschools established and 190 teachers trained
- Over 1,200 parenting groups (some 7,000 parents) formed and trained on 12 family practices including child stimulation, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation.
- 14 health centres built and renovated and some 900 staff and health support group members trained on integrated management of childhood illness
- More than 6,900 children received complete vaccination
- 117 children’s club (2,361 members) and 114 family protection networks (2,144 members) established and trained on child protection and child rights along with some other 30,000 school children
- More than 30 primary, lower secondary schools and 16 libraries built and well equipped
- Over 800 primary schools supported with school meals and school infrastructure rehabilitation, benefiting some 255,000 students
- More than 1,100 teachers trained and 60 schools supported to implement child friendly school approach
- Over 700 community and school wells constructed, 65 water treatment systems installed and 80 school sanitation facilities built.
- Some 19,700 families improving their sanitation personal hygiene resulted by the community led total sanitation activities
- More than 300 out of school youth trained on technical vocational skills.
- Over 1,000 poor families counselled and trained to start up small scale business to improve their livelihood and 1,000 children of these families received scholarship package to continue their schooling