Mith Samlanh("Friends" in English) is a local organization working with marginalized children/youth, their families and their communities to build their futures and to develop creative projects that effectively support the children to become in independent and productive members of the community.
Mith Samlanh was established in August 1994 as a non-religious organization working with street children in Phnom Penh. The non-governmental organization (NGO) was established in response to the needs of marginalized children/youth, their families and their communities. The projects of Mith Samlanh aim to facilitate the children's social reintegration into their families, the public school system, the workplace, and their culture.
From its brightly painted center behind Friends the Restaurant, Mith Samlanh offers food, shelter, medical care, training and educational facilities for over 1,800 homeless, vulnerable or abandoned children each day.
Mith Samlanh was established in August 1994 and is a non-religious, non-political organization working with marginalized children/youth, their families and their communities in Phnom Penh and Kampong Cham. Working with marginalized children/youth, their families and their communities, Mith Samlanh's projects are designed to assist the children's social reintegration (reintegration into their families, the public school system, employment, and their culture).
Mith Samlanh has 235 staff (100 female) including social workers, teachers, trainers, doctors, house parents, cooks, cleaners and a small administrative team.
Mith Samlanh was the first project established by Friends-International. In 1999, Mith Samlanh became a local Cambodian NGO, and is now run entirely by Cambodian staff. Friends-International continues to provide us with technical support and advice.
Together, they protect marginalized children and youth, their families and communities and with them create innovative and exciting opportunities to build their futures.
Mith Samlanh is a local non-Governmental organization, founded by Friends-International and member of the CYTI Alliance (Children, Youth, Together and Initiative), works with and for marginalized children and youth, their families and their communities to build their futures.
Protect marginalized children and youth from all forms of abuse within the scope of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child;
Reintegrate marginalized children and youth so they become actively involved in the development of their society;
Prevent marginalized children and youth from engaging in risky behaviors and/or dangerous situations that compromise their futures;
Improve the way organizations work by promoting innovative and effective approaches with the active participation of the children and youth;
Influenceall tiers of society to provide supportive environments and adopt positive behavior changes.
Child value and best interest
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