Sihanoukville, with its expanding business developments and a rapidly growing tourism industry, continues to draw many migrant families and individuals from rural areas.
The result has been the expansion of slums and an increased number of vulnerable children, youth and their families.
These children and youth are at increased risk of health problems, drug use, social
isolation and discrimination, abuse, lack of education or access to safe employment.
M’Lop Tapang is a child protection organisation working with over 5,000 children, youth and families in the Sihanoukville area.
M’Lop Tapang provides disadvantaged children and families access to the learning tools, specialized services, resources, and opportunities they need to build a better future through alternative care, medical and nutritional support, education, training and employment services, drugs harm reduction, counseling, family support / reintegration and protection from all types of abuse.
In addition, M’Lop Tapang increases community awareness about issues relating to child safety and child rights.