Key Areas of Focus: Education, OVC, Childrend Affected by HIV/AIDS, Gender Equality
What They Do: Ponleur Kuma Organization (PK) focuses on three main areas of direct support: children's right to education, child protection, and gender equality.
The education program helps to provide access to education to vulnerable children and those living in poverty, including a scholarship program for girls at risk and from poor, landless, violent, and parentless backgrounds.
The child protection program addresses the needs of children whose parents have died from complications due to HIV/AIDS. Their child protection program works to reduce vulnerability of HIV and mitigate against the impact of AIDS among OVCs who live in Bakan Operational District (OD) of Pursat Province, ODThmar Pouk in Banteay Meanchey Province through three major intervention strategies:
- Improving the livelihood security of households supporting OVCs.
- Improving access to health care and treatment, nutrition and education support for OVCs and carers infected/affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Reducing stigma and discrimination against OVCs and others infected/affected by HIV/AIDS.
PK is a member of Family Care First.
Where They Work: Cambodia