Friday, August 25, 2017

How parents support groups are changing the lives of children with disabilities

By Lenka Tavodova

Nary, her brother and her parents ©DRIC/2017/Lenka Tavodova

It's a beautiful, sunny morning in Preak Chrey village, a remote community in Cambodia’s rural Lvea Em District. In a traditional house on the outskirts of the village we meet Ms. Phal Samphous. Ms. Phal’s 8-year-old daughter Nary is delayed in her development. “I realized that my daughter was different when she was two. She still wasn't able to walk. She struggles to understand the world around her and forgets things easily. She can’t read nor write,” Ms. Phal says.

Nary is a very happy girl with the brightest of smiles and endless energy. She loves to bike, go for walks and going to school. Every school morning she rises early, full of expectations of what she will get to do in class that day.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Opening the door wider on juvenile justice reform

By Vanna Lim

Ms. CHHENG Vanna, in her office with a copy of the Law on Juvenile Justice on her desk©UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Vanna Lim 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 2017: The new Juvenile Justice Law (JJL) that UNICEF and other partners helped the government to draft is having a favourable impact on the way child offenders are treated in Cambodia, with the aim to replace incarceration with restorative justice.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sun powers healthier lives

By Ponlok Leng

Chanthev and her family are pictured at their home in
 Taveng village in Ratanakiri province.
©UNICEF Cambodia/ 2017/Ponlok Leng

Ratanakiri province, Cambodia, August 2017 – A solar power scheme is bringing light into the lives of marginalized people dependent on a remote health centre for their health care.

Taveng Health Centre is situated 45km from Ratanakiri province’s capital of Banlung and to reach it many have to undertake an arduous motorcycle ride that can take up to two hours in one of Cambodia’s least developed provinces with limited transport infrastructure.