Plan International Cambodia has been supporting children, especially the most marginalised, to realise their potential since 2002.
In Cambodia, large numbers of girls are out-of-school, there are high rates of teenage pregnancy and there is a lack of nutrition and sanitation for children in remote areas.
Indigenous communities often suffer the worst discrimination due to the languages they speak, their traditions, their semi-nomadic lifestyles and the remote locations in which they live.
With an increasing focus on the remote communities in the northeast of the country, our work helps more than 600,000 children to access education, clean water and sanitation, health, sustainable livelihoods and protection.
Our key areas of work include:
- Protecting children from violence, abuse and neglect
- Enabling children and their families to have sustained access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene services and to live in a hygienic environment
- Reducing stunting among children aged 0-5
- Supporting children to complete primary school and transition to secondary school or appropriate skills training.
Books help primary school children learn at home
In Northern Cambodia, primary school children are continuing their education despite COVID-19 school closures thanks to book distributions by Plan International.