Cambodian NGO awarded Top 100 status

Cambodian-based social enterprise Friends-International has been chosen as one of the Top 100 NGOs in the world for the second year in succession by The Global Journal, which covers global governance, issues and players.

From the more than 20,000 recognised international NGOs operational today, Friends-International was part of a pool of 450 considered by Global Journal due to their impact, innovation and sustainability for a place in the final 100.

‘Being part of the top 100 NGOs in the world is fantastic and the result of the dedicated and hard work that all the Friends-International team members put in constantly, increasing the quality, the reach and the impact of the services they provide to the most marginalized children and youth across the world,” said  Friends-International founder and Executive Director Sebastien Marot.

With headquarters based in Cambodia, social enterprise Friends-International has been assisting marginalised children, youth and their families across the world since 1994, initiating and supporting projects in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Honduras Mexico, Egypt and Hong Kong. As a responsive organization, Friends-International addresses complex social issues with innovation and creativity, all the while listening to, and being guided by, the thousands of marginalized children and young people it works with everyday.  Friends-International offers a range of comprehensive services through a number of interlinked programmes (Friends Programs, CYTI Network, ChildSafe Network, and Friends Social Businesses) as part of its holistic approach to assisting children and their families to effectively improve their lives.

Photograph by Robert Buchan