Launched in 2007, Kaliyan Mith (“Good Friends” in Khmer) fully utilizes the Friends model of social business, social support, and public mobilization to build futures for children and families. It is directly managed by Friends-International in collaboration with the Siem Reap Provincial authorities.
Outreach: the teams provide a wide range of day and night outreach services on the streets and communities across the city and its suburbs, the city dump-site and in the Angkor Wat temples. Services include child protection services, health services, counseling, family support, emergency support and support to specific groups (sex workers, drug users…)
Drop-In Center: The Program runs a drop-in center in the center of Siem Reap providing a space for young people to meet counselors and design their futures (linked to the Futures Employment project), non-formal education for younger children, plus hygiene facilities and health care services.
supporting children, youth and families to build a sustainable future:
Futures Education: teams provide access to education with remedial education support, support for school reintegration and other support classes. These classes are based directly in the target communities.
the Program runs a full Futures Employment project – teams ensure that youth and caretakers access gainful and dignified employment through vocational training, soft skills training, psycho-social support, employment advice and placement in employment or self-employment.
teams support families and ensure children live in a safe family environment; this can include a stay in a Transitional Home leading to family identification and reintegration or placement in a foster care family when needed or independent living for older youth.
the Program is an active member of the Cambodia ChildSafe Alliance and 3PC
- teams identify, train and support the ChildSafe Agents based on the streets and in communities, bringing child protection and support services to all children at risk or in situations of abuse
- ChildSafe Training: the team trains local ChildSafe businesses and provides information to international travelers
- ChildSafe Hotline: the program manages the Siem Reap ChildSafe Hotline
House #1188, Group 3, Salakanseng village, (Top Town Road), Svay Dangkum Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
(+855) 63 761 096