Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT) is a Khmer-led organisation with an upstream approach to community development called the Village Hive.
Our Village Hive approach combats and prevents the structural root causes of multidimensional poverty. It is grounded in a Frierian praxis of development, built on a foundation of trust and a process of collaborative community engagements.
In Battambang, Cambodia, the Village Hive is integrating prevention services into public facilities to build a robust social protection system that is owned and operated by local communities. The approach mobilises community-wide action, resulting in stronger family relationships, less domestic violence, less demand for crisis services and resilient, self-sufficient communities.
We are working on a pilot to shift power to local communities and create a sustainable and scalable social protection and child protection system in Cambodia.