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.
Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT) is at the forefront of the care reform movement in Cambodia and setting the blueprint for community-led, preventative child protection.
CCT’s Village Hive model has been developed through a ‘pilot, learn and grow’ approach over 12 years in Cambodia. It has evolved with the principle that the communities and families are the experts in their own lives. The knowledge and wisdom of how best to protect children and ensure their ongoing wellbeing lies within the community. CCT’s Village Hive taps into local wisdom by mobilising community networks that drive child protection initiatives in their village. It also brings vital services into villages, so that children and their families have access to all the support they need to thrive.
Their holistic, community-led Village Hive model empowers families and achieves transformational change for vulnerable children, giving them opportunities to reach their full potential in life.
With our help they aim to put a Village Hive in 36 Villages across Battambang and reach 20,000 families by 2020.
A Village Hive mobilises whole communities to protect children from facing adversity, like ending up in orphanages (Many of which are corrupt) or on the street. It is a community-led model made up of dynamic networks of people and services that ensure no vulnerable child is overlooked.
Each Village Hive is co-created with members of the local community to ensure it meets the specific needs in the village. The networks in a Village Hive facilitate holistic interventions in children’s lives, taking families from a place of vulnerability to empowerment
For more information check out their website at https://cambodianchildrenstrust.org/ but importantly,
join us at DA$AW Inc. today in pooling your funds to help this and similar worthy charity causes. A minimum monthly, donation of just $4.33 or just $1.00 pw is all we ask. DONATE NOW