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Protecting Children Rights

in Cambodia

The M Foundation is proudly supporting Friends-International, a  non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and building futures of the most marginalized children and youths, in South-East Asia and beyond.

 

LOCATION: Cambodia

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER: Friends-International

BACKGROUND:

In South-East Asia, too many children live in extreme poverty and with limited access to education, leaving them vulnerable to violence and exploitation.

Only in the city of Phnom Penh, at least 2,000 children live in the streets, 100,000 are slum dwellers, and many more work in the streets, undertaking risky activities such as begging, construction, and in the most desperate cases, sex work.

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THE PROJECT:

The M Foundation is contributing to protecting the rights of marginalized children in Cambodia, by supporting the ChildSafe Movement: a global child protection system established and powered by Friends-International.

The ChildSafe Movement was designed to:

  • Protect children & youth from all forms of abuse
  • Prevent children & youth from engaging in dangerous behaviors
  • Influence all tiers of society and the international community so they can create positive environments for children & youth

and this is achieved by training local citizens and tourists on how to detect and report abuse, by teaching children how to seek protection, and through awareness campaigns targeting the international community.

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Photo Credits

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Romain Staros Staropoli

“Born in Paris in the late 70’s, self-made storyteller and professed travel addict, fascinated by people, life stories and coincidences, all of which serve as fodder for my ideas.

In 2011, I’ve been travelling over more than 30 countries to photograph the Wise Book, published by Bloomsbury London and Qatar Foundation. An immersion into education and innovation throughout the world with an approach focused on intimate portraits and powerfull interactions.

An immersion into education and innovation throughout the world with an approach focused on intimate portraits and powerfull interactions.
Since then, I keep on working with all those NGO’s on many beautiful and useful photographic projects.
I’m very happy to be part of this M Foundation initiative, a wonderful challenge.
This is the purpose of all the images that I make, to carry a universal message of love, curiosity and empathy.”

The photographer Romain Staros Staropoli has kindly donated the pictures published in the website to the M Foundation, in support to our mission and work.