Small children in prison – Cambodia’s secret problem

Did you know that children under the age of 3 are allowed to accompany their mothers into prison in Cambodia? And that there are at least 170 mothers with children in prison right now? In fact, few people are aware of this big problem and the negative impact it can have on mothers and children, […]

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In a grassroots organization, staff are everything

By Mihajlo Starcevic, This Life Cambodia’s Board Chair. For This Life Cambodia to deliver on our objectives, our staff have to feel fulfilled and supported in their jobs. We have just completed our first full staff engagement survey to find out whether we are succeeding in making that happen. Just as all of our work […]

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Learning is a two way street

At This Life Cambodia we know learning never stops. No matter how much we might know about a subject, there is always more information and fresh new perspectives which can add new energy to our work. One way of ensuring we get those new perspectives is through our internship program, which gives us the chance […]

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Working at TLC: The Student Experience

Working at TLC: The Student Experience  By Marissa Alexiou and Emily McGregor From Tuesday 11th December, a group of 10 students from the University of Newcastle began a placement at This Life Cambodia as part of a legal externship. In four groups we each undertook a research project, exploring child protection, drug sentencing, diversion of […]

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Thousands join campaign to End Violence Together

Right now TLC is in the middle of our biggest campaign for social change yet, created to tackle the widespread problem of domestic violence. At least 1 in 5 Cambodian women experience domestic violence, as well as almost 50% of children. Yet only 8% of the population knows that there is a law that gives […]

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Care Reform in Cambodia, Inside Analysis

In the 1990s Cambodia began to rebuild its fragile child protection system. The dramatic increases in HIV/AIDS coupled with the challenges of poverty, and lack of a social protection system resulted in high rates of children in need of care.  However, the widespread placement of Cambodian children into residential care institutions (orphanages) was later linked […]

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Flower Fundraising Ceremonies – Bon Phkar Brak

In working with communities to improve their lower secondary schools, fundraising by the community is a key activity. It’s part of TLC’s approach to building sustainability and self sufficiency at the local level.  While we teach communities how to write proposals and seek funding, we love that the colorful Cambodian tradition of Bon Phkar Brak […]

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Volunteer Profile: Dan Cocks

We caught up with Dan Cocks, a recent volunteer with This Life Cambodia from the UK based ‘Accounting for International Development’ (AFID) before he headed back to England. Dan, what made you decide to volunteer overseas? I am semi-retired, near the end of my career (at least the full time paid employment part), and like […]

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International Womens Day – Part 2

To mark International Womens Day, This Life Cambodia held events in two communities where we operate This Life in Community – a program that promotes the protection of childrens rights and helps communities support children and families who are at risk of separation.  Working with students from the lower secondary schools our team oversaw the […]

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International Women’s Day

International Womens Day, a global holiday on March 8, honors and celebrates women’s achievements and contributions in the workplace, society, government and culture.  At TLC, we marked the occasion with two days of events in Kien Sangkae and Kampong Khleang, where we operate This Life in Community. Our team worked with students from the lower […]

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