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Signing Ceremony of MOU for” Reaching Orphan , Vulnerable children through mobile clinic service in Cambodia




Signing Ceremony of MOU for "Reaching Orphan , Vulnerable children through mobile clinic service in Cambodia”.

          In a signing ceremony held at Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CCAMH) at Chey Chumneas Referral Hospital (CRH),Takhmau, Kandal Province, under Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Cambodia, Mr. Kim Rattana, Executive Director, Caritas,, Royal Government of Cambodia and H.E. Dr. Devyani Khobragade, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Cambodia, signed an MoU, on 18 March, 2022,for a project in reaching out to “ orphan, vulnerable children (OVC), children with psychological disabilities and “left behind children” (LBC) at primary and secondary level through workshops among teachers and health care providers in Kampong Cham and T’beng Kumum Provinces. CCAMH with the support of Caritas Cambodia(CC),an international NGO, plans to minimize the risk for OVC and LBC.  This initiative is Government of India’s Quick Impact Project (QIP) Scheme under the framework of Mekong Ganga Cooperation.  The event was attended by Mr. Kim Rattana, Executive Director, Caritas, H. E.  Dr. Devyani Khobragade, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Cambodia and other dignitaries.

2.  Under the QIP, the Embassy of India undertook other projects for Caritas viz. “ Capacity building of caregivers and professionals to empower children and adolescents with multiple disabilities and their families”, that is under final stage of completion.

3.  Government of India cooperates with the Royal Government of Cambodia on many grant assistance programmes that contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of the people of Cambodia. Under QIP Scheme, the Government of India implements 10 projects every year in Cambodia by providing a funding of up to USD 50,000/- each per project.  Since 2015-16, the Government of India has approved 46 projects in the fields of IT, agriculture, health, sanitation, women’s empowerment, child welfare, rural development, social infrastructure (including capacity building), environment, etc.  Out of 46 projects, 21 projects have already been completed and the remaining 25 projects are at various stages of execution.  These projects have received overwhelming response and created a distinct and visible impact among the beneficiaries.

4.  Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kim Rattana thanked the Government and Embassy of India for providing grants for this project that would be quite beneficial for orphan, vulnerable children, children with psychological disabilities and left behind children. Mr. Kim particularly thanked the Ambassador for her continuous support and cooperation that has been extended to CCAMH. 

5.  While expressing her appreciation on signing of the MoU, H.E. Dr. Devyani Khobragade, Ambassador of India recalled the age old bonds of friendship, shared culture & heritage. She stressed on the positive impact of such projects towards the enhancement of the overall bilateral relationship She also added that it is her endeavour to support projects, which will have direct impact on the lives of common people.         


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