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About Us

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

In Cambodia, World Vision focuses on improving the lives of the most vulnerable children and their families. We partner with children and youth, their families and communities, across all faiths, religions, gender, ethnicities and political associations.

We aim to empower our staff and the communities we serve to take part in building a better future for Cambodian children. This future includes the “fullness of life” and the will to carry out the work that transforms community members, making families stronger and more resilient to economic uncertainties.

Through a holistic and integrated approach we are able to achieve our child well-being strategic priorities that focus on improving the nutritional status of children in their first 1,000 days of life, primary education that fosters quality learning, children being prevented and protected from abuse and exploitation, and preparing youth to be creative, active citizens, and the leaders of tomorrow.

World Vision History in Cambodia

For over 40 years, committed to child well-being in Cambodia.

WV History 1950s
  • 1972: World Vision first entered Cambodia
  • Responded to international appeal for assistance during the Vietnam war
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  • 1970s: Construction of housing for displaced people
  • Emergency food and medical operations
  • Sponsorship of 2000 children
  • Construction of National Pediatric Hospital
  • Forced to leave the country when Khmer Rouge took over
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  • 1980s: Re-entered after the fall of Khmer Rouge, only 5 of the 270 World Vision staff survived
  • Resumed emergency relief and recovery operations
  • National Pediatric Hospital, re-opened after having served as Khmer Rouge army barracks
WV History 1950s
  • 1990s: Focused on relief and rehabilitation of social services and food production
  • Continued our emergency relief and recovery programmes
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  • 2000s: Transition from service delivery to empowerment based development programmes
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  • 2010s: Community mobilization and strategically focused on four child well-being strategic programmes supported by local and national level advocacy.
  • Our four child well-being strategic programmes include Health and Nutrition, Education and Life Skills, Child Protection and Youth
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  • Today: World Vision works in partnership with families, communities and key partners to emplement our four child well-being strategic programmes in Phnom Penh and 9 provinces across the country.
  • 2.7 million children directly benefit from our programmes and projects annually.

Our Areas of Focus

In Cambodia, World Vision is working in 36 districts across 9 provinces and Phnom Penh city, implementing health and nutrition, education and life skills, child protection and youth projects benefiting 2.7 million children every year.