France has strengthened its role of helping local textile workers through a financial contribution to set up health and early childhood services with French NGO Planète Enfants et Développement. Agence Française de Développement (AFD) recently executed a grant agreement with the NGO Planète Enfants et Développement to finance the setting up of health and early childhood services for textile workers in Cambodia with a grant of 330,000 euros.
Philippe Steinmetz, the country director of AFD, and Nathalie Dupont, the President of the PE&D, signed the agreement under the aegis of Eva Nguyen Binh, France’s ambassador to Cambodia, in the presence of representatives of Cambodian institutions and civil society.
The project will be implemented in 12 pilot factories in Phnom Penh and Kampong Speu province by PE&D and its historical partner, Krousar Yoeung. It will directly concern 140 children aged up to three and 1,200 textile workers. About 50 people will be trained in maternal health and daycare services inside the pilot factories.