Komar Pikar Foundation

Key Areas of Focus: Children with Disabilities, Family-Based Care, Family Strengthening, Improving Institutional Care

What They Do

KPF are committed to seeing Cambodian children and youth with moderate to severe disabilities living dignified lives, with their families, in inclusive communities. Using a community based, self-help approach, KPF builds the capacity of families to advocate for the needs of their own children and ensure their rights are respected.

To ensure long term change, they actively engage with communities and their leaders to facilitate the inclusion of all people with disabilities, in all areas of life. This includes working with government ministries, Disabled Persons Organizations, Parent Groups and other organizations to advocate for the needs of vulnerable children.

KPF focuses on both establishing best practice demonstration projects that successfully and sustainably address the needs of children and youth with moderate to severe disabilities and their families, as well as national networking and engagement strategies, that support policy development and implementation of activities by government organizations.

  1. Community care for children – enabling children with moderate and severe disabilities to learn, develop and meet their goals though high quality programs, services and support.
  2. Building life skills – helping youth with moderate and severe disabilities learn new skills and become as independent as possible.
  3. Empowering parents – partnering with parents and carers of children with disabilities to empower and mobilize them to advocate for the rights and needs of their children, using Self Help Groups and Parent Associations to work for long term change.
  4. Working towards inclusive communities – engaging with communities and their leaders to help them catch the vision for an inclusive community where everyone is valued, while advocating for improved specialized services, in partnership with government and non-government service providers and legislators.
  5. Working together for change – ensuring like-minded organizations work co-operatively together for change.
  6. Improving institutional care – facilitating services for the development of children and youth with disabilities living in institutions.

KPF is committed to seeing children with disabilities living at home, with their families. Yet sadly, in Cambodia today there are many children with disabilities already living in institutions. That’s why KPF works to improve institutional care, through facilitating services for the development of children and youth with disabilities living in institutions.

KPF is a member of Family Care First.

Where They Work: Cambodia

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