OUR BRIGHT FUTURE

OUR BRIGHT FUTURE

Enhancing child protection in Cambodia through adoption and local support.

250

minor children receiving
free daily meals

250

minor children attending
day centres in Cambodia

481

institutional officials trained
in child protection and adoption

A project that enhances the ability of central and local institutions in Cambodia to strengthen adoption and child protection.

HELP SUPPORT THE PROTECTION OF
VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN CAMBODIA

BACKGROUND
SCHOOL DROP-OUT AND CHILD LABOUR ON THE RISE IN CAMBOGIA 

Cambodia is currently one of the countries with the lowest human development index: although school enrollments have improved significantly, drop-out rates are increasing.
According to a UNESCO estimate (2019) there are about 700,000 working children, exposed daily to abuse, exploitation and prostitution, three quarters of whom do not have access to education due to the extreme poverty of their families. In addition, the lack of coordination between institutions prevents the full operation of child protection through international adoption, an institution approved in 2009 but not implemented yet.

OBJECTIVES
STRENGTHENING ADOPTION AND CHILD PROTECTION IN CAMBODIA

Our Bright Future was launched to promote child protection in Cambodia by supporting adoption and the activities offered by local centres. To implement adoption, assistance and training in child protection, prevention of child abandonment and national and international adoption procedures are provided to administration officials. In addition, the activities of the care centres and the services offered are optimised to counteract educational poverty and its consequences.

HOW WE WORK
TRAINING ON ADOPTION, ACCOMODATION AND CHILD SUPPORT
TRAINING ON ADOPTION
, ACCOMODATION AND CHILD SUPPORT

In order to promote adoption and child protection in Cambodia, the project integrates specialised training activities for institutional offices and accommodation and care services for children in difficult situations. In particular, it proposes:

  • training courses for national and local government officials, social workers and orphanage staff on national and international adoption procedures, legislation and child development;
  • accommodation services for vulnerable children at day centres in Sihanoukville, Andong, Phnom Penh;
  • educational and play activities, health and study support for about 500 children at risk of school drop-out and child exploitation.

       

RESULTS
IMPROVING THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN CAMBODIA

Our Bright Future aims to enhance the services of the three centres in Cambodia included in the project to provide safe environments for children living in extreme poverty.

The project supports 250 children in the centres in Sihanoukville, Andong and Phnom Penh by providing educational and support activities, adequate health care and access to education. In addition, 250 minors are offered a warm meal at the "Restaurant des Enfants de la Rue" in Phnom Penh.

The activities carried out in the care centres are complemented by staff training, which is offered to the employees of 23 Cambodian public orphanages. 

       

Project co-financed by:

 

 

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

Beneficiary

Cifa

Via Ugo Foscolo 3

10126 Torino

Bank transfer

Banca Unicredit Spa

IBAN IT34Q0200801005000102087969

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Postal order

Poste Italiane Spa     C/C 50829423

IBAN IT84U0760110300000050829423

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