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Siem Reap In Brief

Campaign tackles child labour issue

A campaign set up in Siem Reap as part of an initiative of the National Civil Society Network to address the social evil of child labour is gathering momentum, and the community is now encouraged to participate. The Civil Society Network Against Child Labour will hold its first regular meeting at the end of August to assess evidence that's been collated on how widespread the problem is in Siem Reap, according to monk Chhum Chhoeurn, the network's acting committee director. "We will meet every two months with our members to discuss information we have collected from throughout Siem Reap regarding child labour violations," he said. "We will then create a new plan to solve this problem." The network, which was set up in Siem Reap on July 7 with financial and technical support from ILO/IPEC and 11 different NGO affiliates, now has a hotline at 012 546 522 for reporting cases of child labour abuse or for those wanting more information about the issue.
Yunn Vann

NGO to promote siem reAp farming

Temple Garden Foundation has been approved as a UK-registered charity, enabling it to attract more potential donors and more long-term institutional funding. It's registered as a public company limited by guarantee in Singapore and is applying for ‘tax-exempt not-for-profit' status there as well as for international NGO status in Cambodia. Temple Garden was established last year by its founders, the board members of The Nagathom Fund, one of several organisations attempting to harvest quality agricultural produce for Siem Reap's booming hotel industry.
Peter Olszewski

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