Assistance for supporting Children in rural areas of Cambodia through the Village Action Plans

January 13, 2004

  1. On January 13 (Tuesday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 1,027,425.00 US dollars through the Trust Fund for Human Security for the project "Seth Koma-Survival and Development of Children in Rural Areas of Cambodia through the Village Action Plans" to be implemented by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

  2. The purpose of this project is to improve the health, nutrition and education of children and women in the poorest households in six selected provinces of Cambodia through implementing the Village Action Plans that include providing training to villagers to empower them to identify, plan and implement activities designed to improve the situations of children and women, and ensuring basic services in health, education, water, sanitation and psychological care to each of the villages, targeting the most vulnerable.

  3. This project is expected to improve the living standards of children and women in the poorest rural areas in Cambodia and to enhance the capacity of villagers to ameliorate their living standards.
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