World Vision Hong Kong in Cambodia (2022)

World Vision Hong Kong in Cambodia (2022)


Up until the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to its blooming garment exports and tourism, Cambodia had been on making steady development progress for two decades, with improvements in education and health particularly standing out. Like most countries, Cambodia has been adversely affected by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, which have caused poverty, unemployment and inequality to rise. While the country is now gradually recovering, there is still much to be done to address the needs of the poorest.

World Vision first began operations in Cambodia in 1970 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance. Since returning to the country after the Khmer Rouge period in 1979, World Vision has been implementing a diverse range of relief and development programmes, including 39 Area Programmes currently operating, to benefit children, families and communities in need across Cambodia.

In 2022, World Vision Hong Kong contributed approximately HK$27.95 million to support 6 APs and 1 other project in Cambodia, benefiting about 187,170 people.

2022 Work Highlights

Area Programmes

World Vision Hong Kong supported 6 APs to improve children’s growth environment and empower community members to be resilient, that they would become self-sustainable and be free from the poverty trap.

Child Protection

  • Built the capacity of about 300 leaders of children and youth clubs to provide child protection training for about 5,680 members.
  • Conducted Celebrating Families workshops for 3,780 members of parent support groups to learn about positive parenting and apply the knowledge to better care for their children.
  • Equipped youth to identify issues in communities and address them by promoting education, anti-domestic violence, sanitation and hygiene, benefiting over 9,000 children and adults.


  • Trained over 190 primary school teachers and librarians on positive discipline and applying positive behaviour teaching, benefiting over 11,040 students.
  • Empowered 85 school staff members to develop plans to improve libraries by providing them with library management training, which has enabled 14,000 students to borrow storybooks to read and have regular reading activities in the libraries.
  • Ran 176 reading camps, of which 28 were newly established during the year, to boost the literacy skills of about 5,700 children.

Health and Nutrition

  • Trained over 190 village health support groups to deliver awareness training on antenatal and postnatal care and childhood illness management to over 12,050 pregnant, postpartum women and mothers with under-5 children.
  • Conducted child growth monitoring on about 8,280 under-5 children through the village health support groups, enabling over 340 malnourished children to rehabilitate by providing follow-ups and various forms of support.
  • Promoted hygiene and provided preventive items such as facemasks and soaps for about 15,750 community members, including about 10,780 children.


  • Installed water taps for 800 new households and drilled 36 new boreholes with hand-pumps, providing year-round access to clean water for about 6,540 community members.
  • Installed latrines for about 1,200 households and constructed hand-washing stations, benefiting about 16,100 households.
  • Provided Community-led Total Sanitation training for over 5,150 community members, raising their awareness towards stopping open defecation, practising good sanitation and hygiene, and building latrines on their own.


  • Provided food security assistance for over 6,870 people, including children.
  • Provided agricultural training and support for over 920 community members.

Funding (HK$): $27,618,950; No. of Beneficiaries: 185,070

Education Project

  • Built 10 eating shelters in 10 schools in 7 districts, enabling students to have hot meals at school in a safe and hygienic environment.
  • Conducted preparation work for the installation of hand-washing stations and distribution of water filters in schools.

Funding (HK$): $335,440; No. of Beneficiaries: 2,100

Total Funding (HK$): 27,954,390; Total No. of Beneficiaries: 187,170

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