Friday, December 22, 2017

Hope and Opportunity: A Journey from Residential Care to Community Based Service

By Luka D’Amato

Reminding students to keep hope, "Hope School" is painted in colors
on the side of one classroom.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Luka D'Amato

Break Bonggong, Kandal Province, December 2017 – It is a normal day in Kandal Province. Yet, excitement emanates from Hope School’s campus. The community based care centre is modest, but the heart and care poured into it brings it to life.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A social worker inspired to solve injustice against children

By Luka D'Amato

Heng Samnang sits, laughing with one child
she helped reunite with her mother.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Luka D'Amato

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, December 2017 – Growing up, Heng Samnang loved crime movies. They inspired her to study psychology and then to become a social worker. For Samnang, her work ‘solving crime’ means helping disadvantaged children thrive and keeping them safe from harm.

Friday, December 1, 2017

A brave young girl living with HIV overcomes hardship

By Navy Kieng

Eleven year-old *Chivit goes to a local stream to collect water.
©UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Navy Kieng

December 2017:  *Samnang Chivit is an eleven-year-old girl living with HIV.

She resides with her mother and her siblings. Her father is alive but has left the family and they do not know where he is.

Times are hard. The family do not own their own land or house and they are constantly on the move in order to find work to survive.