Based on the situational assessment and survey by Santi Sena late June 2014, it indicated that (1). Children under school age in villages not access to pre-school, lacking of infrastructure and teachers are limited capacity. (2). Commune investment budget focused on early childhood education dependency on government support, lacking of community contribution to support pre-school (3).Children dropped school are caused by income instability of their families, job opportunity and or increasing the migration with poor access to information. (4). Lack of budget support to commune committee for women and children operation to address the issues of children and (5). The capacity of commune committee for women and children are limited, lack of technical support.
Due to the facing challenges found during assessment and survey, SSO has collaboration with local authorities at all levels and other stakeholders (such as Provincial Department Education, District Office of Education, school director and teachers and CNCC secretariat) to develop the project proposal named “provision better life for vulnerable children in Svay Rieng province” which funded by Educo by integrating of the three components to respond to the cross-cutting issues within the target areas. The three priorities are: 1).Improved access to education for children, 2).Improved community based child protection and prevention, and 3).Community livelihood/Nutrition & Empowerment. The project will be implemented within 27 months in 3 communes covering 21 villages, Romeas Hek district, Svay Rieng province. The project objectives are to increase access to improved education inputs and technical among children under school age and vulnerable children, increase availability to and awareness of child right, trafficking and child on the move among commune committee for women and children (CCWCs), villagers and children and increase access to social capital and improved agricultural inputs and technologies child parenting group members to ensure food security.