Cambodian Center for The Protection Of Child Rights

Cambodian Center for The Protection Of Child Rights


A three month assignment sponsored by New Zealand’s Volunteer Service Aboard enabled this Cambodian Child Protection Organisation to develop its first strategic plan in order to better organise the management of its growing business.

Jock and Jill Struthers with Mr Nget Thy, CCPCR Executive Director, Ms Ny Channary, Shelter Manager and Mr Sek Sophal, Program Manager.

CCPCR was one of the first local NGOs to address the issue of child protection by focusing on under 18 years-old girls in sexually exploitive situations in Cambodia. Founded as a not-for-profit NGO in November 1994 by a group of Cambodian professionals highly committed to the welfare of Cambodian children, CCPCR has been implementing activities focused on the prevention and protection of children from abuse, advocacy of children’s rights, recovery and rehabilitation of children and young adults in abusive situations, re-integration and follow-up.

The efforts of organisations such as CCPCR in raising awareness however is increasing the number of children and young people requiring shelter as problems currently hidden within communities and families are brought more into the open. This will be further accentuated when local society accepts that boys also need help, especially in efforts to break the cycle of abuse.

Immediate successes as a result of the assignment include successful applications to the Canada Fund for a grant to upgrade shelter facilities and to UNAIP for the establishment of a transit centre at the Vietnam border to receive children trafficked to Vietnam.

Birthday celebrations, CCPCR Shelter, Phnom Penh.

Following the VSA assignment, ongoing assistance has been provided with fundraising, governance and management advice and the production of the colourful 2011 Annual Report which can be downloaded here.

Cover Girls. Phnom Penh shelter residents pose for the cover of the CCPCR annual report.
Photo: Ann Soldner, Family Care Cambodia.


Preparing village children for a school supported by CCPCR in a project to reduce child labour.



A family counselling session with CCPCR Counsellor Ms Bunna.


Computer Classes, CCPCR Shelter, Phnom Penh.


Assembly of costumes sewn by CCPCR’s commercial sewing group.


Phnom Penh shelter residents enjoying a day out.


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