Prevention

The situation of migration and trafficking has been increased because of poverty and low education in Family. The household along the border of Vietnam often bring children to make income in form of selling lottery ticket and beg for money, and the rural and non-education man and woman often migrated to regional country with the high risk of trafficking.

Despite our efforts to commit to fight again human trafficking and promote children’s rights, therefore, CCPCR's prevention service is essential to​ strengthening authority and disseminate to vulnerable people in target community about children’s right, impact, high risky and disadvantages of illegal migrant and trafficking.

Prevention service has been assisted authority and vulnerable people with existing services such as Meeting, Refresher training, Livelihood training, Self-Help Groups, Cow Bank and Rice Bank.

CCPCR also continues to find out strategy and idea to raise public awareness of reducing migration and countering trafficking, promote children’s right, child education. Especially, to take them out of labor abuse and exploitation.

Over the result of 2017, CCPCR implemented the prevention activities at the 55 villages within the 18 communes of 11 Districts of 3 provinces such as Svay Reing, Koh Kong and Kampong Thom. Based on the resources and the activities planned, CCPCR achieved the results including below:

Support to Commune Leader

CCPCR have been provided quarterly meeting and training to local authorities in target communes and district in Svay Reing, Koh Kong and Kampong Thom Province.

With service supported all authorities are strengthening and providing the technical support and coaching to improve their knowledge and experiences on the prevention of human trafficking and exploitation, child trafficking and also promoting the safe migration to the villagers in their community.

As the results of the providing the technical support and coaching, all of which the local authorities in the target communes have integrated TIP prevention activities, children and women issues into their commune development plan, and also commune investment plan for year following year.

Assists on Livelihood (Saving Group, Cow Bank and Rice Bank)

To provide supporting on livelihood and preventing of illegal migration and children’s rights, CCPCR initiative to set up more than 25 saving group in target communes in the year of 2016.  The Saving Group is quit necessary for vulnerable people to save their money and get loan with very little interest.

Moreover, CCPCR also initiative to Set up one agricultural cooperatives (AC) with a total of 45 members, including 20 females at Andong Po Commune, Svay Rieng Province.

CCPCR’s Saving Group and AC members have been trained on prevention of human trafficking, illegal of migration, Children’s rights, and capacity building on the livelihood and financial management, and technical of mobilizing resource in the community.

With CCPCR’s saving group supported on capital, all members have been changed their life with business at home or animal raising instead of migrant to work abroad and their child have a chance to enroll in state school with CCPCR’s material supported.  

With CCPCR’s client hard working at commitment to change their life, now the capital of saving groups and agriculture cooperative have been increased to 139,791,300 riels ($34,947.83). 

Cows Bank: In long term support to survivors and vulnerable people in target commune, CCPCR’s Cow Bank provided much benefit for them. They have the cow to raise as their own career and business at home to avoid from risky migration.

To make sure that all members of cow bank are able to improve their lives, CCPCR also provide them training on livelihood such as financial and business training, recognizing of trafficking and prevention of exploitation issue.

Cow bank was established in 2015, the first CCPCR provided 30 calves to 30 vulnerable families in 3 villages at Chantrea and Tnot Commune. Now there are 25 calves increased in the 3 existing cow banks.

According to the cow bank policy, the first families who got the cow from CCPCR have to offer the first and second calf to other family member after the cow delivery 10 months age. Then the first family can sell the cow or continue raising for their own profit.

Rice Bank: The rice bank which was formed by the Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children's Rights (CCPCR), a partner of Winrock International’s Countering Trafficking in Persons Program (CTIP) throw granted support from USAID is full filled the rice to meet the need of people during shortage season.

Nowadays, there are 2 rice banks has already been formed successfully, and it has been important to help many clients in target commune in Svay Rieng province to improve their livelihood standard and stop bringing their children to beg and work abroad.

The second rice bank was established in Russei Chhuor Kang Chhoeung village, Krol Kor Commune, Svay Chrum District in Svay Rieng Province, with effort collaborating of villagers, on April 26, 2018, CCPCR sponsored more than 13 tons of rice.

And one more rice bank was built in Teng Mao commune and now it increased to fill up to 18,500.00 kilograms (18.50 tones).

The purpose of establishing parental group, as well as to strengthen them the capacity building on the prevention of human trafficking and safe migration and improve their livelihood. CCPCR Established parents groups with people, teacher and village chief and facilitated them to gather, learn and discuss about children’s rights, child abuse, child trafficking and unsafe migration also.

Since the establishment of this Parental Group the number of families going to Vietnam has greatly diminished. While some families still go to Vietnam, but they don’t bring their children with to make money anymore.

Some family go to work in factories, building construction sites or casinos near the border of Vietnam during the day. In the meantime, their children are attending school and at the end of the day the parents go back home to take care of their children.

After provided support on this necessary of Parents group, there is changed to the society, parents have been realized on their children’s rights and more responsible on their children’s education and development in safety environment.

Since the prevention service implemented, there have been changed a lot in target area, such as people are able to understand about hygiene and health. Most of family household can access with toilet, clean water and sanitation also.

CCPCR also works to reduce poverty by helping provide access to free or inexpensive health care. The hope is that reducing poverty will ultimately  help decrease the ills it brings to society and help promote the CCPCR mission for children's rights.

CCPCR provides health care and health education to the poor in the Kampot District, Kampot Province, through the Sre Ambel Health Care Center. The work is funded by UCC, the United Cambodian Charity, Inc. (USA). The work, joined with the government's programs, reduces the medical expenses for patients, helping cover the cost of medicine, transportation and hospitalization, thus reducing poverty.

The Sre Ambel Health Care Center offers the following care:
  • The medical staff work actively in the countryside using a Mobile Clinic. They visit a number of communities in the Kampot District, traveling three days a week.
  • The staff educate villagers about health, hygiene and proper use of medicine. Advice is also given on how to get more help at the nearby Health Center when treatment can not be given at the mobile clinic. The villagers are encouraged to make a donation to help contribute to their care, but still receive help even if they are unable to give anything. Contributions received go towards buying medicine.
  • The clinic ambulance helps bring injured to Takeo Referral Hospital for emergency care. The ambulance service has also been used to  help families transport deceased back to their communities for funeral proceedings.
  • The Kampot Health Department works together with the CCPCR medical staff to teach health education to villagers, the village chief and community leaders.

Results from last year:

  • 11,292 patients were assessed by the Sre Ambel Health Care Centre; 375 were hospitalized, 2,954 treated in the out-patients department, 7,963 were checked by the Mobile team and received dental education and a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Conditions treated at the Sre Ambel Health Centre have included diarrhea, worms, bacterial infections, dental health, respiratory conditions (pneumonia, asthma & bronchitis), skin infections, eczema, gastritis, skin allergies, muscular pain, fevers, common colds, nose bleeds and pregnancy.
  • Conducted health assessments to 11, 292 patients; including 2,261 under 5’s and 3,606 6-12 year olds. 
  • Admitted 300 new patients to the health center.
  • Provided treatment to 2954 out-patients.
  • Provided medical check-ups to 7963 patients by the Mobile team (including dental education and providing toothbrushes & toothpaste).