|Mr. Keo Kay (right) says his family is much healthier since they started using a latrine.|
© UNICEF Cambodia/2013/Hun Sovadhanak
Thursday, November 21, 2013
PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia, November 2013 – In the remote rural village of Damnak Kantuot in Thmey commune, Preah Vihear province (in northern Cambodia) open defecation used to be the norm and contributed to regular bouts of illness in the community, especially among children. But things improved greatly after 2011 when members of the Commune Council received a UNICEF-supported orientation on how to identify critical social service issues for attention. After deciding that water, sanitation and hygiene would be their priority, the Commune Council made improvements using its annual government budget and the ‘social service envelope’: additional funding from UNICEF, made possible with contributions from the Australian Committee for UNICEF.
Posted by Sanoz Lim
Kampong Speu, Cambodia, November 2013 – Preschool students giggle and shout, “hoot-hoot,” as they join in with a folk-tale about animals narrated by their teacher Ms. Chap Chandy. For the 25 children at the Kwan village community preschool in Kampong Speu province, stories with actions and sound-effects that they can imitate are fun and memorable especially when learning about values like honesty, sharing, and perseverance.
|Community preschool teacher, Ms. Chap Chandy tells a story about forest animals to her students in Kamong Speu province.|
© UNICEF Cambodia/ 2013/ Charmaine Gaa
By Mary Einbinder
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, 21 November 2013 – In the urban settlement of Chbar Ampov, on the banks of the Bassac river in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, this young girl lives with her family in a basic one room corrugated iron home, without proper sanitation or access to safe water. She is confronted with many daily challenges from health, safety, malnutrition, education and overall development.
In Chbar Ampov, 60 per cent of children live in extreme poverty. The river next to the community is full of trash which makes the water unusable. The area where children play is also full of garbage. Entire families live in single rooms in close proximity to their neighbours.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Ung Theany*, a 37-year-old mother of five, sits at her sewing machine meticulously stitching new zips onto large decorative wallets. The rhythmic thud of the machine needle punching through thick fabric, contrasts with the random squawking of chickens as they chase each other outside her small zinc and timber home.
|Ung Theany carefully stiches a zip onto a wallet in her home. Sangkat Slorkram, Siem Reap.|
© UNICEF Cambodia/2013/Reid
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
By Pericles Carvalho
Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA, August 2013 – Hello, my name is Sok Heng, I’m 12 year-old and I live in Andong 3. I’m starting Grade Six in October at Kauk Roka Primary School and my dream is to become a writer.
I like to write in Khmer about everything which happens to me, my friends at school and my family. My favorite subjects in school is Khmer and Math and I like to go to classes, even though there aren’t textbooks for all the students and we have to share them between us.
In the morning I come [to the Italian Association for Aid to Children] for extra-classes and in the afternoon I go to school by bike. In my free time I like to play football and I’m a fan of Real Madrid.
©UNICEFCambodia/2013/PericlesCarvalho“I want to be a writer. I like to write about what happens with me,
my friends, and my family”, says Sok Heng, 12 year-old student
of the Grade 6 in Kauk Roka Primary School.