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Siem Reap Programme Unit

Located in the northern part of Cambodia, Siem Reap is Cambodia’s most visited province thanks to its more than 50 main ancient temples. Nevertheless, tourism hasn’t pulled it out of the group of poorest provinces. The province has over 1,036,000 population and more than 75% of its inhabitants are rain-dependent rice farmers.

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.  

A girl in Siem Reap picking up homegrown vegetable
A girl in Siem Reap picking up homegrown vegetable

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