CCT is protecting children by empowering families in Cambodia

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Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT), co-founded by Tara Winkler and Pon Jedtha, is a non-profit child protection organisation based in Battambang, Cambodia that prevents children from facing adversity.

Our holistic, community-led Village Hive model empowers families to stay together and achieves transformational change for vulnerable children, giving them opportunities to reach their full potential in life.

Our mission: strengthening families to protect Cambodia’s vulnerable children

Community model

CCT’s Village Hive model is co-created with local communities, local council and families. Community networks are mobilised to place families in the driving seat, empowering them to identify their own solutions and determine the best approach to child protection in their village.

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Anti Racism

Cambodian Children’s Trust is governed and operated by a Cambodian team. We proudly affirm our belief and commitment to the empowerment of our people through both our employment policies and community engagement frameworks.

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Vital services

By bringing vital services like health, education, finance and construction into communities, CCT helps children stay with their families.

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Our model: mobilising the Village Hive

CCT harnesses the power of existing networks to place families and communities in the driving seat, for the long-term and sustainable protection of vulnerable children.

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Support us: you can help power a Village Hive

You can bring vital services and community support to hundreds of families, to prevent children from ending up on the streets or in an orphanage. Your dollar goes a long way in Cambodia! $80 a month can support a whole family with the basics and tools to get back on their feet and $30,000 can build an entire Youth Centre!

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Watch Tara Winkler’s inspirational TED Talk on where it all began with CCT, and why we need to end the era of orphanages.


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Our legacy: 10 years of impact

For more than 10 years, Cambodian Children’s Trust has been changing the trajectory of children’s lives. Learn more about how CCT helps children reach their full potential in life on the blog, from the streets to star students, and going from child worker to computer programmer.

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