Who Are We
Association pour le Développement Technique de la Jeunesse Khmère (ADTJK) is an independent, non-religious and apolitical NGO, specializing in the protection and education of children in difficulties in Cambodia and has been working since 1994 to support children and their families and promote their autonomy through access to education, health and culture.
Our mission is to contribute to Cambodia’s development by supporting children who are truly disadvantaged while respecting their culture and their traditions. The help given to the children allows them to freely decide on their future by giving them access to education, to health, and to cultural awareness as well as pride. Therefore, children become actors in the development of their country in the field they choose.
What We Do
Education in Cambodia is not an accessible right for every child. In order to help their families survive, many have to stop school to work. Near the Thailand border, the Khla Kaun Thmei village was created in the late 90’s to welcome displaced and destitute populations back from Thai refugee camps. In this extremely poor region of Cambodia, ADTJK has developed educational programs from kindergarten to advanced studies, in close relationship with the Cambodian Ministry of Education.
Our goal is to allow destitute children to access quality education with no charges. This is the association’s goal. On the Foyer Lataste site are implanted two classes of kindergarten, an elementary school and a tutoring center. Some of the programs have been set up by our association to allow children from Banteay Meanchey Province to get a quality education from kindergarten to their active life. Each program is adapted to the different social cases encountered. Children have access to the best learning conditions in a nice environment at the Foyer Lataste.
CONTEXTChild protection is a priority in Cambodia where situations can be fragile. ADTJK works closely with the local authorities and the social services to prevent or answer to abuse, neglect, exploitation situations or any other form of bad treatment done to children.
Like the educational system, the health care in Cambodia was badly damaged by the civil war years. Today the government and the international partners have developed a health system that is very well established locally through municipal health centers. However due to precarious living conditions and the low level of education of the population, numerous inevitable diseases still affect many people (tetanus, AIDS, dengue, malaria, diarrhea…). Beyond the children’s medical follow-up supported by the association, we have chosen to develop preventive actions in the children’s communities.
Our goal is to allow the children to grow up healthy and set up preventive actions to the health state of the children’s communities. Nutrition is one of our program’s key points. We regularly welcome specialists to help us in the elaboration of individualized follow-ups.Our actions in response to the Health are:
4. FARMING & ENVIRONMENTCONTEXT
5. KHMER CULTURE
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