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In 1999, ICCM began operating three study centers with an emphasis on feeding children. Over time, they have evolved into Holistic Child Development (HCD) projects—the House of Love, House of Joy and House of Peace. The children go to public school. They go to the non-residential “houses” to develop spiritually, socially, cognitively, and physically using age-appropriate lessons. The centers provide tutoring in English and other subjects, nutritious meals and spiritual nurture. Thirteen-year-old and older students participate in weekly discipleship Bible studies, sports and other activities. The HCD approach also includes programming for parents, working with them to grow in knowledge of many aspects of healthy parenting.

current projects in cambodia

Freedom Sunday Project 2018

Cambodia (CMB) is a source, transit and destination country for human trafficking. The traffickers have reportedly organized crime syndicates, parents, relatives, friends, intimate partners, and neighbors. Despite human trafficking being a crime in Cambodia, the country has a significant child sex tourism problem. Some children are sold by their parents, while others are lured into what they think are legitimate job offers. Children are often held captive, beaten and starved to force them into prostitution.

God has created every child with dignity. ICCM CMB, a holistic child development ministry, is committed to upholding and preserving every Cambodian child’s dignity. It is opposed to all forms of child exploitation and abuses that harm and affect a child’s development and growth.

stories from cambodia

facts about cambodia

Languages: Khmer (official) 96.3%, other 3.7% (2008 est.)

Religions: Buddhist (official) 96.9%, Muslim 1.9%, Christian 0.4%, other 0.8% (2008 est.)

Population: 16,204,486 (July 2017 est.)

Median Age: 25.3 years (2017 est.)

Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write) Total: 77.2%, Male: 84.5%, Female: 70.5% (2015 est.)

School life expectancy: Total: 11 years, Male: 11 years, Female: 10 years (2008)

Percentage below poverty level 17.7% (2012 est.)