This Life Reuniting Families

Our newest program, This Life Reuniting Families supports the reintegration of children living in residential care facilities (orphanages) in Cambodia. As part of the USAID funded Family Care First (FCF) initiative, we are active in a global endeavor to implement solutions that significantly reduce the number of children growing up in institutional care.   Extensive […]

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This Life Without Violence: Peer Support Groups

Inspired by the learning from our pilot program “Community Responses to Violence Against Women and Children”, we received funding to start a program to address domestic violence. This Life Without Violence (TLWV) takes a multi-pronged approach to reducing the incidence of violence against women and children and its impact on local communities. “In my family I […]

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Mandela Rules for Prisoners: This Life Cambodia as Best Practice

The UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners were adopted unanimously by the UN General Assembly in 2015, after a four year revision process. Now known as the ‘Nelson Mandela Rules, they honour the legacy of the late President of South Africa who spent 27 years in prison. As the international standard applied to the treatment of prisoners, […]

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This Life in Family: An Update

Keeping families together and keeping children out of institutional care when a parent comes into conflict with the law is the primary goal of This Life in Family (TLIF). Now in its second year of operation, TLIF piloted this approach as a way to preserve families and reduce the likelihood of children being placed in […]

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This Life Cambodia Receives GPP Certification Again!

This Life Cambodia has been Governance and Professional Practice (GPP) certified by the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) since 2014.   We are pleased to share that we have been recertified for another three year period after undertaking a thorough and rigorous vetting process.  Seeking GPP certification requires a large commitment of time and effort […]

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Student Councils: Building Leadership and Confidence

Student councils pay an important role in our Lower Secondary School Development Program (LSSDP).  By tapping into the energy of youth in the community, we are able to incorporate their ideas and perspectives into school development projects.  We are finding that a focused set of activities helps to develop the untapped potential of the Student […]

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This Life Cambodia in Partnership with VOICE Linking & Learning

This Life Cambodia (TLC) is now the Linking and Learning Facilitator for Voice in Cambodia. Listening to community voices and engaging with community members has always been the cornerstone of This Life Cambodia’s work.  Translating community voices into progressive action is central to our mission which is why we are pleased to be working in […]

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Supporting Communities to Find Alternative Solutions to Residential Care

Our This Life in Community (TLIC) program, works to build the skills and knowledge of local communities around child protection. We also focus on helping communities to identify alternative solutions to placing children in orphanages when families are facing challenging circumstances. In Kean Sangkae, our team recently led a reflection with members of the community […]

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Education Awareness Campaigns in Local Communities

The Lower Secondary School Development Program works closely with School Support Committees to identify local priorities and solutions for communities to develop their schools. In Khun Ream, one of 11 communities we work in, we recently held an ‘’Education Awareness Campaign’’. This campaign involves parents, students and other community members to discuss and share ideas […]

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PRAs: Preventing Violence Against Women & Children

A major component of This Life Cambodia’s approach to development is the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA).  As a tool for conducting community consultations, the PRA encourages active participation from a diverse group of community members.  While This Life Cambodia staff lead and facilitate the PRA,  it is the participants who together identify problems in their […]

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