Improving Recovery and Reintegration Opportunities for Street Children, Abused Children and Children at High-risk of Being Abused

Cambodia : Phnom Penh, Prey Veng, Kampong Cham and Bantey Mean Chey provinces



  • Poverty, domestic violence and difficult family situations lead children and youth to the streets.

  • A growing number of them are sold to criminals as prostitutes, cheap labor or beggars.

  • Lack of awareness about the danger of narcotics among children.

  • The phenomenon of human trafficking and unsafe migration are some of the main risks faced by the children, often leading to loss of housing, trafficking, dangerous forms of labor and lack of access to public services.

  • Marginalized children’s weak education level and low self-esteem is a major impediment for their sustainable school reintegration.

  • Lack of non-formal education methodologies and materials adapted to the situation and the needs of homeless children.


AEAI’s Response

Rectangle strategies: Improved ACCESS; Promoted QUALITY, Strengthen SYSTEM and INFLUENCE for policy and behavior change


Global Objective

To save the target groups from their traumatic experience and reintegrate them into the family or society through safe shelter, equipped with different services according to their needs.


Main Activities

  • Prevent and reduce all forms of abuse on 1800 street children, abused children and children at high-risk in target areas (exploitation for labor, sexual abuse, trafficking, unsafe migration, domestic violence, drugs abuse, etc.)

  • Provide safe shelter to victimized and vulnerable children in a family-like environment.

  • Provide for the children education support adapted to their needs and capacities, adapted vocational training and/or internships.
  • Reintegrate the children in Cambodian society and into their family whenever possible.

  • Build the capacity and knowledge of 220 educational managers, 3200 community members and the local authorities on children’s rights related issues.



Damnok Toek, PSE and BSDA



Samphors Vorn, Country Program Director

Location /
Duration / 2012 -2019

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