Being a young parent is difficult, even when you have access to social services which empower parents to provide optimal care for child development and family support available. Imagine the added difficulty, vulnerability and fear when teenagers – just girls themselves – are thrust into this reality. This is the situation for tens of thousands of girls in Cambodia who become pregnant before they are adults – a situation that not only ends their own childhood, but puts their young babies at increased risk.
New report highlights the risk of exclusion for young Cambodian mothers and children
A dramatic increase in the number of teenage mothers in Cambodia is putting the wellbeing of some of the nation’s youngest children at risk, says Save the Children.
National Reading Day, celebrated across Cambodia to promote the habit of reading, will be celebrated for the third time on 11th March.
“Glasses help me to see clearly and improve my learning outcomes. I have gone from being a slow learner to helping slow learners in my class and my village,” added Phallon with a smile. “I want to be a teacher to help my village access quality education.”
“Although I have difficulty in walking, it is not a challenge to my studying. I can learn faster than my friends in the class. I want to be a singer, to tell people in my country that people with disabilities can do everything that others can,” Dara said with hopeful confidence.
A brochure describes about Save the Children's project on positive parenting.