KHEN (Khmer NGO for Education)
KHEN is a local NGO and certified Child Safe Organisation based in Battambang Province, Cambodia.
They work to promote child rights, accessible, inclusive & quality education and protection of vulnerable children, so that they can develop to their full potential.
To achieve this, their staff run comprehensive education projects with children/youth and their schools and communities in the rural districts of Battambang: Samlout and Rukhak Kiri. All of their projects focus on education within rural/remote areas where KHEN believe most barriers to child education exist.
KHEN’s approach is rights-based inclusive development in partnership with target beneficiaries. KHEN focuses on those most vulnerable – the poor, the remote, those with disabilities, those from minority groups and girls/women.
They follow Child Friendly School and Child Protection standards, as endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) in Cambodia. These are international standards, which are widely regarded as best practice for education and development.
Their work would not be possible without the collaboration and support of the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MOEYS) at National, Provincial and District level, the Social Affairs District office, the national NGO Education Partnership (NEP) network, community support, and international funders – currently Educo (administered through ChildFund Cambodia), GETXO, Australian Aid (administered through UNICEF ), Children In Crisis Italy, FfS (Friends for School), and individual sponsors from UK and Italy, and Global Leadership Initiatives for Youth.
THEIR VISION IS A KAMPUCHEA (CAMBODIA) WHERE THE RIGHTS OF ALL CHILDREN ARE RECOGNISED AND RESPECTED
KHEN'S MISSION IS TO WORK WITH CHILDREN AND THEIR COMMUNITIES IN RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS OF BATTAMBANG PROVINCE TO ENSURE THAT THE RIGHTS OF ALL CHILDREN ARE FULFILLED THROUGH ACCESS TO QUALITY AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION FOR A BETTER LIFE