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Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Jul 22

Kosal’s burden: housework before education

By CARE Australia July 22, 2013 0 comments

By Laura Hill, Communications Manager, CARE Australia When Kosal’s* older brother got married several years ago it was an exciting time for her family, who live in a rural village in Cambodia. But after the wedding, her brother moved out of home to live with his wife’s family, leaving Kosal…

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Jul 22

What could 12-year-old Bopha do instead of running her home?

By CARE Australia July 22, 2013 0 comments

By Laura Hill, Communications Manager, CARE Australia Bopha* and her family live in a small village in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia. Like many 12-year-old girls, Bopha loves skipping rope with her friends. She also likes going to school, but sometimes misses out on both activities because she is burdened by…

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Dec 20

Young Cambodians choosing their own path in a rapidly changing economy

By CARE Australia December 20, 2012 0 comments

By Jenny Clement, CARE Australia’s Country Programs Manager Every day young Cambodians are migrating (within the country) from rural to urban areas, looking for job prospects and a better quality of life. Cambodian cities like Phnom Penh have a growing number of new jobs in the construction, garment and hospitality…

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Jan 11

Haiti: School’s in

By CARE Australia January 11, 2012 0 comments

By Mildrede Beliard, CARE Haiti Two years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti which killed over 222,000 people, CARE is helping communities to move from the recovery phase and work towards rebuilding their lives and regaining their independence. Léogâne was one of the areas hardest hit by Haiti’s devastating earthquake on 12 January 2010. Officials estimate the tremor destroyed 80 to 90 per cent of Léogâne’s buildings, including many schools. A young girl outside a destroyed building in Leogane in the days after the earthquake in 2012. Image: Evelyn Hockstein/CARE The parents of Léogâne’s Mellier community have a long history of banding together to help one another. In the chaos that enveloped Haiti following the departure of the ruling Duvalier family in 1987, a group of parents in Mellier formed the Association of Parents of Mellier (ASPAM), a PTA-like association to make sure their kids’ schooling continued without interruption. Soon after, they opened a pre-school and an elementary school so their youngest children didn’t have to walk for hours to facilities outside Mellier if they wanted an education. Even in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, when day-to-day survival was itself in doubt for many, parents began work to get their children back in school. For help, ASPAM turned to CARE, which has supported 78 schools since the earthquake, 20 in Léogâne alone. ‘CARE was with us from the start,’ says Ginette Louis Jean, director of the ASPAM pre-school. ‘CARE provided us with school kits for teachers, students and educational materials for the class.’ An ASPAM school in Leogane where CARE has assited with refurnishing and has distributed school kits to students and teaching materials to teachers. Image: Mildrede Beliard/CARE.

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