Category: Programs

Supplementary Feeding with Boiled Egg

Help us bring a smile to young children in rural Cambodia. Help them develop, learn, and enjoy a healthy life to build a better future for the country. Since 1991, CYR has been caring for young Cambodian children of disadvantaged communities in rural areas, where public support is very limited, so they can receive a … Read More

What is Khmer Weaving?

Cambodia is well known as its art of traditional Khmer weaving.  The characteristics of Khmer silk ikat weaving is weft tie-dye and uneven twill groundweave. Those ikat patterns were passed on from mothers to daughters.   Weaving practice in many villages have been transmitted and alive in their lives.  But during the civil war from 1970 … Read More

Weaving Training Center

In the villages of rural area, the opportunity of getting income for village women is very limited.  Weaving is the traditional house industry for a long time. Village women can weave at home while they do house works, farming and childcare.  And it is also important to preserve and transfer traditional weaving culture to the … Read More

Mobile Training for Village Weavers

The skills of traditional weaving are learned from mothers to the young girls in many villages but the number of skillful weavers decreased drastically during the civil war. So young generation in the villages like to learn more patterns and improve their weaving skills. In 2009, based on the requests from the village weavers, CYK … Read More

Natural Dye

The following natural dye are used for weaving. Chat Leaves Chongreak Ebony Fruit Indigo Lac Prohoot Annatto seeds Weaving Textbook “Khmer Weaving” Khmer weaving skills and traditiions are in the hands of skillfull weavers and not many records of the work and products.  In order to develop  training  manual and keep the record of weaving skills, … Read More

Community Pre-schools

For more Children to have Chance for Learning Education is a basic human right and an essential factor for poverty reduction. Education has the potential to change the world to be a better place. And if we invest in education now, we will reap the dividends later. The Royal Government of Cambodia recognizes the importance … Read More

Partnership with Local NGOs

The recent urban growth has been expanding a gap between the rich and the poor, especially in Phnom Penh.  The parents of children who enrolled in these community childcare centers are mostly very poor.  They work as factory and construction workers, motor bike taxi drivers and small business traders.  The living situation and environment of … Read More

Government Pre-school Supports

1. Childcare Materials Development and Production In 2008, CYK got assistance from Japan’s Postal Savings for International Voluntary Aid and cooperated with the ECCE department of the MOEYS to print the pre-school teachers’ guide books on poems and riddles and Khmer consonant posters which was requested from the department. CYK also support ECCE department to … Read More

Community Childcare Centers Operation

Sustainable Operation and management of childcare centers by the community In Cambodia, the number of pre-school is very limited, and 25.5% of children of 3-5 years old can access to pre-school education (Education Statistics 2010/2011 EMIS, MoEYS). We think the human and total environment for early childhood is greatly important and fundamental to their physical … Read More

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