Program for visit to development projects in Cambodia
As patron of DanChurchAid, HRH Princess Marie visits development projects in Cambodia from 9-12 October 2012.
Together with DanChurchAid’s Secretary General Henrik Stubkjær and the organization’s local staff, Princess Marie will visit some of DanChurchAid’s development projects in the cities Phnom Penh, Prey Veng and Andoung in Cambodia.
During the visit, the Princess will, among other opportunities, get to see a crisis centre for women, an education centre for street children, and activities that help improve the living conditions of poor villagers.
DanChurchAid has worked in Cambodia since the beginning of the 1980s, initially to help refugees from the civil war. Since the early 1990s, the focus has been on building a strong civil society and on preventive efforts in relation to drought and floods.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Princess Marie visits DanChurchAid’s office and meets the organization’s staff in Cambodia.
Official reception for the Danish colony
Princess Marie participates in a reception with the Danish colony at Danida’s headquarters in Cambodia.
Reception for Danish companies
Princess Marie participates in a reception for Danish companies at Restaurant Deco. The Princess delivers a speech.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Official opening of Go4Bunker
Princess Marie presides over the official opening of Go4Bunker.
Cambodia Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC)
Princess Marie visits the organization CWCC, which works for women’s and children’s safety and human rights in Cambodia. Among other things, CWCC provides help to women and children who have been exposed to violence and oppression. The Princess inspects the centre’s various activities and meets some of the battered women on site.
Princess Marie visits the organization Mith Samlanh (“Friends”), which helps at risk children, young people and their families by preventive work in the local communities. During the visit, the Princess will inspect the centre’s workshops and observe the centre’s children and young people in their activities.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Princess Marie visits the organization PADEK in Prey Veng. Among other things, it supports the local community, which was hit by flooding in 2011. PADEK helps with reconstruction, food supplies, and disaster preparedness so the locals will be better prepared in the event of future floods.
Friday, 12 October 2012
Princess Marie visits the city Andoung, which arose when residents from the Sambok Chap district in Phnom Penh were required to relocate. Since then, organizations such as Mith Samlanh and LICADHO have provided support to the area’s disadvantaged children and their families. The Princess visits the production centre in Andoung, which was started by Mith Samlanh and is where local families learn to turn out handmade products.