Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cambodian mothers work together to prepare children to enter primary school

35 year-old Mrs Lun Savoeun plays with her daughters at home.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2012/Sain Kimlong
Home-based early childhood education programme making a difference to school readiness.

Mrs Lun Savoeun is a 35 year old mother of three in the village of Neak Ta Snoeng in Kampong Cham province (three hours north-east of the capital, Phnom Penh). Aside from raising her own children she is also a ‘mother team leader,’ helping four other mothers to develop their children’s physical, mental and intellectual abilities in readiness for primary school at age five.

Friday, September 21, 2012

UNICEF support to Commune Councils assists vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS

Sina 6 and her sister Neang 12, (names changed) wash dishes outside their home.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2012/Reid
After helping her grandmother sweep their yard in rural Tiang Kroch commune, 68 kilometres west from the capital Phnom Penh, six-year-old Srey Sina* curls up in her grandmother’s lap, tired from completing her household chore. Sina, the youngest of five children, tires easily from undertaking such small tasks.

Friday, September 7, 2012

UNICEF fund provides life-changing benefits for vulnerable family

The house was funded thru UNICEF Commune Council budget for vulnerable families.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2012/Reid
It’s an overcast evening in rural Koky village and 53-year-old Thorn Soeun feeds her numerous chickens before preparing an evening meal for her grandniece Sambo in their newly built home.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cambodia: Water and Sanitation on a big screen

After heavy flooding in Cambodia's Kandal province in 2011, the poorest households were especially prone to the problems caused by floods, with very low access to safe drinking water sources and sanitation facilities and a lack of good hygiene practices among the families.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Growing Up in Cambodia: Sreng Kimchhay aged 14

© UNICEF/Cambodia/2012/Sreng Phearun
“My name is Sreng Kimchhay and I am 14 years old. I live in Phnom Penh with my family. I really love my family, especially my parents and my brother. My father is a member of the commune council, and my mother is a housewife. In the family, I am the youngest son, and my brother who is 21 is a student at university. He also works as a reporter at a local newspaper.