Damnok Toek ("Drop of water" in English and "Goutte d’eau" in French) are two local organizations working with vulnerable Cambodian children and their families.
Damnok Toek's main goals are:
Prevention of child abuse, substance abuse and child trafficking/unsafe migration
Rehabilitation of under-aged substance abusers and traumatized children
Integration of neglected children and street children into Khmer society through formal education (public school) and informal education (non formal education programmes and vocational training)
Reintegration of (trafficked) children into their communities and whenever possible their families
Our purpose is to ensure a sustainable reintegration of the children into their families and to prepare them for an independent life.
In 3 different locations in Cambodia - Poipet, Neak Loueng and Phnom Penh - 900 children benefit from more than 12 different projects on a daily basis.
Goutte d'eau started it's work in Cambodia in 1997, when the organisation was requested by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth, to respond to the needs of street children in Neak Loueng. In 2001 it became a local NGO under the name Damnok Toek Cambodia.
In 1999 Goutte d'eau also started working in Poipet (on the Thai-Cambodian border) focusing on rehabilitation of substance abusing children and reintegration of children victim of trafficking. In 2003 it became a local NGO under the name Damnok Toek Poipet.