Thursday, November 30, 2017

Throw Back Thursday – Looking Through The Archives

By Luka D'Amato

The cover image is a diagram used to determine 
light requirements for different classroom setups. 
The schematic was part of the construction manual 
created by the then Ministry of National Education, 
with technical support from UNESCO Bangkok and UNICEF, 
and was used in constructing new classrooms. 
© UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Luka D'Amato

Today is Throwback Thursday, which means it is time to look into our archives for something special. UNICEF has a long history in Cambodia, and we want to share with you some of the things we have accomplished in the past. After digging through our records, we found UNICEF’s first annual report in Cambodia, published in 1974, as well as some photographs from throughout the years. Take a minute to read about what the UNICEF office did in its first year in Cambodia!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Back to School—Hope for a Brilliant Next Generation

By Luka D’Amato

The new school year has begun. It might be intimidating for some students, but also exciting. School is an important part of our lives and futures. It makes us work hard, but it also opens our eyes the world around us, expanding our potential and opening us to new opportunities and perspectives.

©UNICEF Cambodia/2015/Anna Nordenrot

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fostering safe and successful reintegration of children in residential care in Cambodia through training key stakeholders

By Buthdy Sem

A child’s physical, intellectual and emotional development
is better nurtured in a family environment.
©UNICEF Cambodia/2015/
Giacomo Pirozzi

Siem Reap, Cambodia, November 2017 – In order to accelerate implementation of a regional strategy to improve child care in Siem Reap province, with the target of safely returning 30 per cent of children in residential care institutions back to their families by 2018, key personnel in the province have been recently trained with support from UNICEF.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Immunizations for every child’s healthy future

By Chansereypich Seng

A smiley child after getting vaccinated against measles and rubella.
©UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Chansereypich Seng
Steung Treng, Cambodia, November 2017: Located about 30 kilometres from Steung Treng city, Sre Russey village is home to many farmers and villagers. Down the dirt path, about two kilometres, an immunization campaign poster appears before one’s eyes.

In the shade, underneath large trees, a local house serves as a village meeting point for vaccinations. It has been a busy morning since 7:15 AM. As soon as the health centre staff arrived, they started setting up the table and preparing the necessary documents and vaccines. There is no need to announce through microphones because villagers are already present at the site.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Helping a child grow: How cash transfers are helping children reach their full potential

By Maria Svensson

Yam Sok and her family have benefitted from the cash transfer.
From left: Nan San, 4, Nan Somnang, 10 months, mother Yam Sok and Nan Vanni, 8.
©UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Maria Svensson

Siem Reap, 5 November 2017:  Yam Sok and her family live in a small village in Meanchey Commune, a 30-minute drive from Siem Reap provincial town. Their home is traditional rural Khmer style, with wooden floors and walls made from palm leaves. Three out of her four children surround Yam Sok on the little porch as the UNICEF team arrives at the house.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A teacher’s quest to leave no child behind: How inclusive education enables all children to flourish

By Lenka Tavodova

Ms. Huot in front of her class.  ©DRIC/2017/Lenka Tavodova

Battambang Province, November 2017: Ms. Chheut Huot comes from Phnom Ray village, located in rural Battambang. It is one of the most remote communities in Cambodia and home to 159 indigenous families. Most of these families rely on crops like beans, rice and cassava to earn income which supports their livelihood.