ChildFund Cambodia is the representative office of ChildFund Australia – an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in developing communities.
ChildFund Australia is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 11 organisations which assists 13 million children and their families in over 60 countries. ChildFund Australia is a registered charity, a member of the Australian Council for International Development, and fully accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which manages the Australian Government’s overseas aid program.
ChildFund began working in Cambodia in 2007, and works in partnership with children, their communities and local institutions to create lasting change, respond to humanitarian emergencies and promote children’s rights. Projects are implemented in the rural districts of Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Kratie, and Battambang provinces, as well as urban Phnom Penh, focused on improving living standards for excluded or marginalised communities.
With a focus on child protection and resilience, quality education, sustainable livelihoods, improved local governance, child nutrition, water and sanitation, and youth empowerment, ChildFund Cambodia is also working to improve early grade reading performance through technology interventions, and strengthen national community-based child protection mechanisms. ChildFund Cambodia implements its programs in collaboration with local civil society organisations, and in partnership with the relevant ministries and government departments.
A global community, free from poverty, where children are protected and have the opportunity to reach their full potential
To work in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting and meaningful change by supporting long-term community development and promoting children’s rights
ChildFund Cambodia established
ChildFund began working in Svay Rieng province
ChildFund began working in Kratie province
ChildFund began working in Battambang province and urban Phnom Penh