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At Friends we work to save the lives and build the futures of marginalized children and youth, their families and their communities. Our programs deliver a range of services to do just that, including health, education, training for employment and social support. In the past five years we have built better futures for over 250,000 young people in South East Asia and across the world.

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Pity Charity: Why It's Actually Abusive to Children

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 4:09 PM

From the Executive Director of Friends-International, Sebastien Marot

Over the last week two separate shocking stories emerged from Cambodia:

  • A globally renowned organization was again accused of faking stories used in international TV and other international media to raise funds and awareness about the organization;
  • A local "orphanage" organized...
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In Child Protection, Easy Solutions Are Rarely Real Solutions

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 4:02 PM

Working in child welfare in developing countries, or any country for that matter, isn't a particularly easy or simple task, in fact it's quite the opposite. Child welfare cases can contain a menagerie of issues including health and hygiene, HIV, domestic violence, child labor, street living and/or working; the list...

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