- Children under 18 years old.
- Children and youth who are coming from very poor communities and do not have more opportunities, so they trust in the Don Bosco projects to have a better future.
- Girls and young women of any age.
- Children and youth with disabilities.
- Children and youth who have been abused, rescued from human trafficking, child workers, child beggars, orphans, or victims of domestic violence or abandonment.
- Children and youth who are victims of discrimination by their families or communities for their physical disabilities, sexual preferences, gender, ethnicity or any other kind of discrimination.
Other actions to prevent child abuse in Cambodia:
- Don’t give money to child beggars. Most of them are used by criminal adults.
- Don’t buy things from children on beaches or other tourist spots after 6 p.m. as it will keep them there after dark.
- The little girl and a baby asking for a pot of milk is a scam, don’t believe it.
- Don’t accept “child tourist guides”. Ignore them and they will not follow you.
- Don’t participate in “orphanage tourism”. It is a scam. If you want to donate to orphanages, investigate which ones are real and provide funds directly to them.
For further reading click on the links below:
- Don Bosco Kep Children Fund
- Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia
- Child Rights International Network about the Cambodian national laws on children’s rights.
- Suppression of the kidnapping, trafficking and exploitation of human persons