Thursday, July 26, 2018

Health outreach programme improves access to antenatal care for women in remote villages

By Ponlok Leng and Latifah Azlan 

A secondary midwife, during a consultation
with a preganant woman at a health centre in Kratie province.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Antoine Raab

Kratie province, Cambodia, July 2018 – Khut Sokhorn is a 39-year-old rice farmer from Kampong Damrey village in Boeung Char commune, Kratie province. Though it lies along the Mekong River, her village is remotely located and difficult to reach. The closest towns are found many kilometers away, where they are accessible only by boat. This means that essential services are isolated not only from Sokhorn, but also from the 93 other families who live in this village.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Local administrations empowered to help children enjoy their right to education

By Mariko Yamaguchi

A village in Kratie Province, Cambodia.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Antoine Raab

Kratie province, Cambodia, July 2018: Roeun Loth is 8 years old. She has seven brothers and sisters and lives in Srah village, Thmei commune, about 30 kilometers from the town center of Kratie Province. The family makes a living working in rice farming and the timber business. Loth studies in Grade 2 of primary school.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hope, belonging and learning: Community preschools provide children with disability the chance for a better future

By Mariko Yamaguchi

Roeun Chenu learns at the community preschool;
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Vanny Kong

Kratie province, Cambodia, July 2018: A bevy of children, most between the ages of 3 and 5, are running around a playground in Trapeang Traing village, taking turns swinging on a tire swing. The community’s only playground is located on the grounds of the local community preschool.