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School students complete exercises last year during class in Preah Vihear.
School students complete exercises last year during class in Preah Vihear. Hong Menea

Plan Int’l lays out $55M blueprint for five years

Plan International Cambodia yesterday launched its most recent five-year plan for the Kingdom, announcing an estimated $55 million in funding for a raft of programs targeting aid for children, women and ethnic minorities.

The plan covers a wide range of areas including early childhood care and development, child protection, sanitation, water, nutrition and education, said Andrew Hill, deputy country director of programs at Plan International. The programs will focus on three provinces – Ratanakkiri, Stung Treng and Siem Reap.

“I think this plan will contribute to government efforts to ensure that gender discrimination and the lack of opportunities for boys and girls, especially in remote areas, is diminished,” he said.

The plan was designed based on an analysis of the child rights situation in the country, among other factors, said Jan Jaap Kleinrensink, country director for Plan International.

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron yesterday praised the latest initiative, saying it “has fine core programs related to the education sector”.

“I strongly believe that the launch of this strategic plan will not only improve education, but the welfare of women and children,” he said.

For example, issues related to marriages in adolescence will be tackled under the plan.

“One of the leading factors leading girls to get married is the lack of access to opportunities,” Hill said.

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