To enable vulnerable or marginalized children to have all of their basic needs met and their rights respected.
Our vision is to assist all vulnerable children, particularly:
- Trafficking victims;
- Street working or street living children;
- Young people living with physical or intellectual disabilities;
- Victims of any kind of exploitation or abuse.
WHERE WE WORK
Damnok Toek (DT) works in four main locations throughout Cambodia; Neak Loeung, Poipet and Phnom Penh.
Since 1997, DT has been running a drop in centre and a residential shelter in Neak Loeung. These facilities provide vulnerable children both from communities and DT’s residential centre with access to counselling, non-formal education, vocational training and medical care.
Beginning work in Poipet in 1999, DT has been assisting vulnerable children and their families through a range of targeted health, education and vocational programs. Located in the north west of Cambodia at the main border crossing to Thailand, Poipet can be an exceptionally hazardous place for children.
The significant number of children living with a disability (CWD), combined with the lack of specialised structures in Cambodia; led DT to open a centre in Phnom Penh (in August 2003) for children and with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
Opened in 2016, this project was created to respond to the needs of young adults with severe mental disabilities who could not continue to live with the children of the Handicap Center.