Background

Komar Rikreay Association was established on 1 June 1998 and was officially registered with the Ministry of Interior on 08 October 1998 and Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation on 16 August 2000. KMR has vision to save the vulnerable and at-risk children, their families and communities to access their basic rights, and improve well- being and dignity. KMR is located in group 27, Chamka Samrong I village, Chamka Samrong commune, Battambag city, and Battambang province.

KMR’s Main Activities

KMR provides services to vulnerable children and their family including health, education, income generation activity, vocational skills, psychosocial support and advocacy for their safe and sustainable development into their community. Currently KMR is implementing 2 main projects: the first one is Alternative Care Project and the second one is Community and Family Empowerment.  The second one has 3 main activities 1) I AM A CHILD; 2) Violence Against Children, and Family Preservation.

Partnership with Ponlok Chomnes

In partnership with Ponlok Chomnes, KMR is implementing an action research study on “The Impact of COVID- 19 on Child Protection” that will be conducted in two communes namely, Snoeng and Bour which are​​ located in Banan and Phnom Proek district respectively in Battambang province. This study will select 300 respondents (consisting of 150 11 to 17-year-old children and 150 adults) from five villages in the two target communes. The study seeks to find out the challenges and risk faced by children during COVID-19 Pandemic. The findings from the research will be used by KMR for improving its interventions and addressing the needs of children within its geographical area more effectively. Moreover, KMR expects that the findings and recommendations of the research will inform subnational policy on Child Protection System and the improvement of key stakeholders’ future interventions in addressing the needs of children through a dissemination workshop. Key stakeholders include district governors, commune chiefs, donors, NGOs in Battambang Province and its NGO network.

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