Friday, March 29, 2019

Water at home means more time for school and play

By Sovath Ngin

Yeang (15) shows the spring water location 
where she used to get the water before.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2019/Sovath Ngin

Ratanakiri, Cambodia, March 2019 – It was usually 5:00 a.m. when Chen Yeang would wake up. Half asleep, she would put on her clothes, grab the water basket and make her way to the spring water down the hill from her house. Yeang is fifteen years old. In her village, like in most rural Cambodia, the girls and the women of the household are the ones responsible for fetching water.

Friday, March 22, 2019

With water come big dreams

By Seyha Lychheang

Phean, 10, enjoys a fresh glass of water in his home. 
Until three years ago, his family had no access to piped water. 
With UNICEF’s support, Phean’s family managed 
to install water pipes and improve their hygiene. 
Phean is no longer afraid of getting sick every time he drinks water. 
© UNICEF Cambodia/2019/Fani Llaurado

Prey Veng Province, Cambodia, March 2019 – Under a hot scorching sun, not far from the Mekong River, water streams and ponds along the dusty village road are drying up. At mid-day, there is very little movement on the road. Most of the villagers are in their homes, keeping away from the summer hit. The Soknang family is one of them.  Sitting on a bamboo bed under a wooden house, Phean Soknang, 9, and his parents are enjoying a fresh glass of water.

As simple as this act seems, for many it can be deadly.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Safe reintegration of a child survivor of trafficking

By Buthdy Sem 

A social worker talks to Chomnit during his stay
at the reception centre in Poipet.
 © UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Buthdy Sem

Ratanakmondul, Battambang, March 2019: As soon as social worker Ms. Kim Veth entered the house, 10-year-old Chomnit* ran and hugged her. “Mother! I missed you very much!” he exclaimed.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Scholarship programme produces positive impacts for community in Kandal

By Latifah Azlan

12 year old Thay Sopheak reads a book with a smile on her face 
at the library at Russey Chroy Primary School in Sa’ang district, Kandal province. 
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Todd Brown

KANDAL Province, Cambodia, March 2019 – Russey Chroy Primary School is located deep in Sa’ang district of Kandal province. To get to school, students travel on dirt roads by foot, on bicycles or motorcycles weaving through busy traffic of large lorries and construction vehicles.

កម្មវិធីអាហារូបករណ៍ផ្តល់ផលវិជ្ជមានដល់សហគមន៍ក្នុងខេត្តកណ្តាល

ដោយ Latifah Azlan

ថាយ សុភ័ក្រ អាយុ ១២ ឆ្នាំ អានសៀវភៅ ជាមួយនឹងស្ថានញញឹមនៅក្នុងបណ្ណាល័យ
ក្នុងសាលាបឋមសិក្សាឫស្សីជ្រោយ ក្នុងស្រុកស្អាង ខេត្តកណ្តាល។ 
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Todd Brown

ខេត្តកណ្តាល ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ខែមីនា ឆ្នាំ២០១៩ – សាលាបឋមសិក្សាឫស្សីជ្រោយ មានទីតាំងនៅផ្លូវខាងក្នុងនៃស្រុកស្អាង ខេត្តកណ្តាល។ ដើម្បីអាចធ្វើដំណើរទៅសាលារៀនបាន សិស្សានុសិស្សត្រូវធ្វើដំណើរដោយថ្មើរជើង ជិះកង់ ឬជិះម៉ូតូ នៅលើផ្លូវលំ ឆ្លងកាត់ចរាចរណ៍ដ៏មមាញឹក ពោរពេញដោយឡានកុងទីន័រធំៗ និងឡានដឹកគ្រឿងសំណង់ ។