Inspired by similar work in other Plan International’s country, Plan International Cambodia introduced our PhotoVoice project in the northeastern Ratanak Kiri province in 2015. Through the initiative, children and youth (both in-and-out-of-school) are incapacitated with photography, evaluation and presentation skill to reflect issues in their community for improvement with both the adults and local authorities.


Built on our experience on the engagement of youth and children in media since 2007, Plan International Cambodia has sharpened our youth and child media work to become the so-called Bell Sound initiative. The initiative intends to equip children and youth with necessary skills to act as catalysts of grassroots governance to promote child friendly community.

Child Friendly Journalists Awards

Plan International Cambodia initiated nation-wide Child Friendly Journalists Award in 2011. The work was carried out in collaboration with the Club of Cambodian Journalists to promote media content supportive for children. Below are some of the awardees:


Media Institution

Gist of awarded article/report

Im Navin Radio France International Children selling labor for wage along Cambodia-Thailand border struggling with schooling
Hang Chakra Khmer Mchas Srok daily Children under 10 struggling to survive in a vulnerable environment – vending flowers and fruit until late at night
Heng Neang Cambodian News Legal penalty going against the rights of the child
Nhem Sophal Rasmei Kampuchea daily Positive effort to mainstream child rights awareness among local authorities at grassroots level
Bou Chanthet Khmer Apsara daily Tough life of an orphan child vending fried corns – thinking only about day-to-day life is already tough enough
Kim Sarom Khmer Apsara daily A grateful child entering labor force for earning to treat mother’s chronicle illness
May Titthara Phnom Penh Post Children of prisoners wishing to be free, yet wanting to stay close to their mothers
Ly Tiden Cambodian Express News (CEN) Child prisoners receiving basic food and sanitation supplies
Sar Dano Modern Magazine Girl victim of rape by her family member sharing unforgettable experience
Tha Vuthy FM 102 Mhz (Women’s Media Center) Rural girls forced to dropout to make ends meet
Hok Sokrin Radio National Kampuchea Children campaigned to encourage positive disciplining for quality learning
Soun Sunthara Kampuchea Thmey Efforts to end dangerous child labor



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