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“More than a year we have worked in Thailand, yet we have nothing” a daughter called and told her mother, while she and her husband were working as migrant workers in Thailand. They had migrated to Thailand in hope of earning a good income, so that they could pay off their debt and support their son in Cambodia, who lived with his grandmother...

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There is a Khmer proverb that says: “You can break one stick, but you cannot break a bundle of sticks”. This means that as individuals, people are vulnerable. But as a group of citizens, people are stronger. Likewise in development work, it is hard for individuals to address social problems alone and to achieve significant impact. But when groups of people are working together...

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Everything they (ICC-FAST project) do is good for people, the village and commune”, said one of the commune chiefs in Svay Rieng province. Before ICC-FAST project (Family and School Transformation) came to this province, community people rarely performed any livelihood activities at home, such as home gardening, raising livestock, and growing rice by using modern agriculture techniques...

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Poverty is the root cause of many issues, such as human trafficking and illegal migration. In Cambodia, this problem often happens in the grassroots rural community where many people are still living under or just above the poverty-line. This is especially true at ICC-Trafficking Response project target areas in Preah Sdach district where many youth are migrating through legal and illegal means, to look for job opportunities in neighbouring countries such as Thailand. Due to this growing concern, the local authorities welcomed the move by the Trafficking Response project for their outreach program which is training on human trafficking, safe migration, and other soft skills to the public school students.

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Due to the geographical isolation of many indigenous communities inside Mondulkiri province, this posed many challenges to their communities to connect outside of their own villages. One example of this is a case of one of the Bunong indigenous communities called Leng Neh. This village experienced the lack of communication, difficult access to public services such as health care and schooling, and there was no market place to sell their vegetables, chickens, and any other agricultural products. That was a result of their community being cut off by a stream that separates their village from the outside.

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One farmer in Svay Rieng province was struggling to meet her family's needs. She faced a lot of problems in growing her own vegetables, rice, and chickens due to disease and insects. Moreover, her family income generation came only from her husband, who had to migrate to work in another country, while she could not earn income to support her family, which she thought is shameful. However, since 2015 her family's life has been improving significantly after she registered as a member of a Self-Help Group (SHG) with ICC-Family and School Transformation (FAST) project.

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Every child is born with their right to education, and this right applies to each individual child without any form of discrimination toward their own ethnicity or social group. However, in rural indigenous communities in Ratanakiri, it is very hard for school children to gain access to basic education, because they have to walk a long distance from their home to another village in order to receive education. In the case of Chang Veal village (Krung indigenous community) children from this village need to walk for 44 km to Ochum district centre in order to gain access to the only public school in their district.

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