The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday signed Memorandum of Understandings worth almost $6 million with four NGOs to continue supporting education and social services for children in the country.
The NGOs are Maryknoll Cambodia, Community Service, Kdei Meta and EVA Social Service.
Ministry spokesman Toch Channy said the four NGOs would continue working with the government because they have a proven track record of supporting children.
He said the government would give almost $6 million to the NGOs over the next three years to provide education, health care, nutrition, and other services to prevent violence against children.
“We appeal to the NGOs to continue working to improve children’s lives,” he said.
Mr Channy added the NGOs had between five and ten years’ experience working with the ministry to support children.
Maryknoll will work with the ministry to support children in three Phnom Penh locations, as well as Kampong Cham and Kampot provinces, at a cost of $4.5 million.
Community Service singed an MOU with the ministry to support children in two places in Phnom Penh and Kandal province at a cost of about $800,000.
Kdei Meta will work with children in four places in Phnom Penh at a cost of about $300,000.EVA Social Service will work in two places in Phnom Penh and Kampong Speu province, also at a cost of about $300,000.