Thursday, December 26, 2013

Water and Sanitation: A Right for All

Steng Hen at Preak Krabao Primary School
Peam Chor district of Prey Veng
The lack of access to water and sanitation is one of the biggest issues affecting Cambodian children, especially in rural areas.  Access to separate toilet and sanitation facilities at schools has been proven to improve the attendance of girls.  When two primary schools in Preh Veng province, 90 kilometers from Cambodia’s capitol, Phnom Penh, recently received water supply tanks, toilets and hygiene facilities from UNICEF, the communities gathered for the inauguration ceremonies.

Monday, December 16, 2013

UNICEF Cambodia celebrated Universal Children’s Day

On 20 November, UNICEF Cambodia celebrated Universal Children’s Day, the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and a day dedicated to children.

We invited children to submit drawings, paintings or poems to share with others around the world. The theme for Universal Children’s Day 2013 was ’End Violence against Children’. The pictures received illustrated where children felt safe and happy, and included portraits of their family, home, school and friends.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Social service mapping helps identify and assist families in need

Luch Morn and her granddaughter Sok outside their tiny home.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2012/Reid
Slightly bent over in the stifling Cambodian heat tending to her corn in Teuk Laak village, Luch Morn, 64, is finally pleased to see the fruits of her labour. Having planted the corn seeds in February, Morn takes some comfort knowing that she will be able to create various meals for her family using the corn during the next few months, in addition to the food supplies she recently received through the Commune Council.