The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday signed agreements with three NGOs to promote Cambodian children’s rights and their studies in the community.
The NGOs were MIKI Home Cambodia, New Hope For Cambodia Children, and Meta and Mission Community.
Tep Puthea, the ministry’s deputy director of administration affairs and finance, said the ministry signed the memorandum of understanding with the NGOs to work together to promote the interests of Cambodia children and avoid violence against them.
He said that working together would promote the studies of children and help children in remote areas.
“The ministry welcomes the three NGOs who signed the MoU to continue helping Cambodian children. Next, we will discuss how we will work together,” he said.
“We will help with their education, and giving tuition development aid to children who face violence and for children in rural areas. We will protect children so they can live a better life,” he said.
Last week, Plan International Cambodia launched a project called Girls Lead aimed at empowering young girls. The project will run until 2023 in Stung Treng, Siem Reap and Ratanakkiri provinces.
According to Plan International, 4,000 boys and girls in 52 of its children’s clubs across the three provinces are to benefit from the project through knowledge sharing, role modelling and advocacy.
Additionally, 2,600 children in 52 communes who are not enrolled with Plan International’s Club programmes will be able to attend knowledge-sharing activities.
Last year, the ministry also signed MoUs with NGOs to continue supporting education and social services for children in the country.
The NGOs are Maryknoll Cambodia, Community Service and Kdi Meta and EVA Social Service.
The NGOs will spend three years providing education, healthcare, nutrition and services to prevent violence against children.