As intersection of four rivers – Mekong, Se Kong, Se San and Sre Pok, Stung Treng province is located in the northeast of Cambodia. About 85% of the province’s more than 117,000 population depends their livelihood on agriculture – such as rubber, timber and cash nut – and fisheries. Climate change and construction of hydropower dams are threatening livelihood of many in the province.
Home to five indigenous minorities, Stung Treng is the newest Programme Unit (opened in Mid-2006) of Plan International Cambodia, who is working in 10 of its 30 communes – with over 2500 sponsored children.
Main achievements so far:
- Safe school initiative being introduced in 15 primary schools
- Project to promote child and mother’s nutrition being implemented
- Activities to protect children and promote clean water and sanitation access are being started