Every child deserves a family. Thousands of children in Cambodia are living in institutions despite the fact that 80% of these children have families that could be caring for them given some support. When children grow up in institutions, their development, safety, and well-being suffer. At CCT, we work to keep families together, train for the future, and empower entire communities so children can break the cycle of poverty while growing up in families.
Raising awareness about the importance of family-based care at a community level, and identifying the vulnerabilities and challenges that lead to family separation and the institutionalisation of children are key to keeping families together. CCT has been leading community consultations in 11 villages, working with local people to look at what is working well in
Without the voices and laughter of their children, Arun* and Riya’s* house in Thailand was disturbingly quiet, magnifying their sadness and deep sense of loss. Desperate to earn a decent wage, the parents migrated from Cambodia to Thailand in 2015, leaving their sons, Thea*, 11, and Makara*, 9, and their daughter, Kiri*, 8, in
If Sa Reout’s mega-watt smile doesn’t brighten your day, nothing will! We believe every child deserves a family. For those children who have no safe options to live with relatives or who are in the process of family-tracing and reintegration, CCT provides family-based foster care with wonderful Khmer families such as the home of Sa
For most of their lives, sisters Ary* and Chariya* had been living in a government-run orphanage, and without the individual care of a loving parent that is so important for a child’s development. Then the girls received a visit at the orphanage from Dalin, one of CCT’s social workers. Dalin had been working with the