Children from six to 23 months need protein to grow up healthy and strong, yet few young children in Cambodia eat protein every day. To help children and families learn about appropriate nutrition, ...
“The first time I trained other villagers, I was nervous and sweated in front of all the people,” Sophannara recalls.
To help children grow well, USAID and Feed the Future’ NOURISH Project led by Save the Children identified and tested a local sustainable solution: fish powder made from small rice-field fish.
Hands tainted with engine oil while repairing a motorbike, Chan Sothea, 18 years old, shares his experience of growing up in Choeung Ek commune, a slum area of Phnom Penh. “Now, I am happy to be trained as a motorbike repairer and I want to run my own shop”, Sothea says.
“We are proud of our achievements so far, but the work does not stop here,” insisted Elizabeth Pearce. “We will continue to work with the Ministry of Education until together we have guaranteed a high-quality education for every child in Cambodia, including those living in the most remote areas.”
Given the social norms and resistances to feeding children fish, NOURISH developed a children’s book entitled “Curious Chenda.” The book includes engaging illustrations and an inspirational story about protecting a child’s health and future.