Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - 150 girls get bikes for school

150 girls get bikes for school

150 girls get bikes for school

Women’s rights organization Healthcare Center for Children provided 150 school girls at risk of being trafficked and exploited with scholarships to stay in school. In a project funded by the European Union aimed at preventing trafficking, labor exploitation and sexual abuse, 75 girls in Kampot province and 75 girls in Prey Veng province each received a bicycle and school materials including a backpack, uniform, shoes, books, pens and pencils. HCC executive director Sotheary Ly said families “struggling to make ends meet or feed themselves are often forced to make unimaginable decisions and most often their daughters’ education is the first to be sacrificed.”

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia-Thailand rail reconnected after 45 years

    A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday following a 45-year hiatus, with the two kingdoms’ prime ministers in attendance at the ceremony. On the occasion, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha travelled together from Thailand’s

  • Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

    Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on

  • US Embassy: Chinese trade does not help like the West’s

    The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday said relations between China and Cambodia did not create jobs or help industry when compared to the trade between the Kingdom and the US. “About 87 per cent of trade [with China] are Chinese imports, which do not

  • New airport study set for 2019

    A feasibility study on the construction of a new airport in the Kingdom will be launched later this year, according to a Ministry of Tourism spokesman on Monday. The plan was approved last week in a meeting held by the Ministry of Economy and Finance