Promoting Child Rights to Health and Education Project
Promoting Child Rights to Health and Education (PCRHE) is a new project being implemented by LWD funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), channelled through Church of Sweden. LWD initiated the project aiming to support the government’s efforts in improving health and education sectors in Cambodia.
PCRHE project was designed to address health and education challenges which disadvantaged children and adolescents in rural communities under LWD’s target areas are facing. It also specifically focuses on empowering parents, teachers, school support committees, village development committees and local authorities to actively participate in the support for the promotion of child rights to health and education.
The PCRHE project supports disadvantaged children, and adolescents in rural communities in getting access to basic health care and education services of good quality. Community pre-schools, home care education, friendly school support, scholarship for children, non formal education and child rights education are established and functioned. The project also increases the capacities of parents of vulnerable children to produce and/or supply enough nutritious food to their children and send them to schools.
The project costs USD 1,470,000.
Timeframe: Nov 2011 – Dec 2013
PROJECT GOAL, OBJECTIVE, APPROACH
“Children enjoy their rights to life, health and education through reduced child mortality rate and increased basic education in poorest rural communities.”
“Improve children’s health status and quality of basic education.”
LWD applies its current right based empowerment approach to achieve the overall goal of the project.
- Community members increased their knowledge on maternal and child health
- Improved supplementary food for children
- Improved access to health services
- Increased knowledge and access to water and sanitation
- Improved access to qualified basic education for children
- Education mechanism for adolescents established and functioned
- Communities, including parents and children, and local authorities increased knowledge on child rights
The PCRHE project will benefit the children in LWD’s target villages at large, but special assistance is given to children and mother of most vulnerable households who have very limited access to health services, education and nutritious food. The primary focus groups of the project include the followings:
- Children aged from 0-18 years old
- Adolescent aged from 19-24 years old
- Teachers of primary and lower secondary education
- Mothers of most vulnerable households
- Village Health Support Groups (VHSGs)
- Women’s Groups
- Youth Groups
- School support committees
- Village Development Committees
- Village Authority
- Commune Councils
- Commune women and children committee and focal point
The project covers 148 villages in 9 districts in four provinces of Battambang, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, and Pursat.
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