To welcome children in a safe and caring environment, tailored to their needs.


The youngest and most traumatized children need particular attention to ensure their development in a secure and stable environment. These children are sent to family homes where a couple of Cambodian parents, carefully recruited, trained and followed-up by Krousar Thmey, raise the children from the Foundation as well as their own.

Whenever possible, family bonds are maintained and encouraged. Assessments of the family situation of children are regularly conducted. If a noticeable improvement is noted and there is no risk for the children, they leave the house and are reunited with their relatives.

  • Enrollment in public school
  • Psychological support
  • Sociability and respect for a Cambodian way of life
  • Awareness of hygiene rules
  • Family reintegration
Chantra, 12 years old, welcomed in a family house

When she first arrived in the family house she was a little bit scared, but her fear quickly turned into excitation when she actually saw the house for the first time. She thought it was a very nice place to live in.

Read her story

She is very happy to have access to school as she was not before when leaving with her aunt. In addition, she can play with other children in the house, especially football. They love it so much sometimes they forget to have lunch! But Sokhy, the mother of the family house, is here to remind them. She really likes Sokhy, because she can talk to her when she’s in need. She has some really good time at the family house that she could not have before. For example, for Khmer New Year, all the children went to see the artistic show performed by the student benefiting of Krousar Thmey cultural program. It was a friendly event and she thought the dancing and the costume were beautiful. In the future she wants to be an accountant, because she would like to have a stable job and work in the office.” 

$50 – food and clothes expenses for one child for one month

$10 – cost of 1 compulsory uniform for public school

Area of work: Child protection

Duration: undetermined

Location: provinces of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Kampong Cham

Beneficiaries : underprivileged children below 12 years old and their families


Krousar Thmey’s founder, honoree of the 2019 Hero Award

Krousar Thmey’s founder, honoree of the 2019 Hero Award

Benoît Duchâteau-Arminjon, founder of Krousar Thmey, received for the second time an award from World of Children honoring his action and that of the Foundation for the benefit of underprivileged children in Cambodia. Visit the...

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