Damnok Toek – Our
Grassroots Partner

An integral part of Malia Designs’ work is partnering with organizations that share our mission to break the cycle of human trafficking in Cambodia. We invite you to learn more about our long term partner, Damnok Toek. Damnok Toek was established as a non-governmental organization in 1997 to assist vulnerable children and their families throughout Cambodia. Damnok Toek’s mission is to ensure that vulnerable or marginalized children have all of their basic needs met and their rights respected. They are focused on assisting trafficking victims, street working or street living children, young people living with physical or intellectual disabilities, and victims of exploitation or abuse.

Damnok Toek – Our

Grassroots Partner

An integral part of Malia Designs’ work is partnering with organizations that share our mission to break the cycle of human trafficking in Cambodia. We invite you to learn more about our long term partner, Damnok Toek. Damnok Toek was established as a non-governmental organization in 1997 to assist vulnerable children and their families throughout Cambodia. Damnok Toek’s mission is to ensure that vulnerable or marginalized children have all of their basic needs met and their rights respected. They are focused on assisting trafficking victims, street working or street living children, young people living with physical or intellectual disabilities, and victims of exploitation or abuse.

Damnok Toek’s Objectives:

  • Prevention of child-abuse, substance abuse and child trafficking (internal and cross-border trafficking)
  • Rehabilitation of under-age substance abusers and traumatized children
  • Integration of neglected children and street-children into Khmer society through informal education (through day-care centers and vocational training) and formal (public education) education
  • Reintegration of trafficked and runaway children into their culture, their villages, and, if possible, their families of origin

Damnok Toek by the numbers:

  • Damnok Toek (DT) runs three centers in two different provinces
  • 100 staff people care for approximately 1500 children daily
  • More than 60 children live in DT centers
  • Approximately 600 children attend DT schools daily
  • Cambodian doctors treat approximately 100 children a day in three DT clinics
  • DT rescues more than 150 unaccompanied children each year at the Thai border deportation center
  • Approximately 40 children are reintegrated into their families each year

How We’ve Aided Damnok Toek

For over a decade we have been able to offer long-term and flexible funding to Damnok Toek, and we are so proud of this partnership. Our monetary donations have provided essential needs, including bunk beds, education supplies, and transportation. We also funded their first vocational training program designed for young women. Damnok Toek is 100% Cambodian-run and they are uniquely positioned to offer services to some of the most vulnerable children in the world.

Damnok Toek’s Objectives:

  • Prevention of child-abuse, substance abuse and child trafficking (internal and cross-border trafficking)
  • Rehabilitation of under-age substance abusers and traumatized children
  • Integration of neglected children and street-children into Khmer society through informal education (through day-care centers and vocational training) and formal (public education) education
  • Reintegration of trafficked and runaway children into their culture, their villages, and, if possible, their families of origin

Damnok Toek by the numbers:

  • Damnok Toek (DT) runs three centers in two different provinces
  • 100 staff people care for approximately 1500 children daily
  • More than 60 children live in DT centers
  • Approximately 600 children attend DT schools daily
  • Cambodian doctors treat approximately 100 children a day in three DT clinics
  • DT rescues more than 150 unaccompanied children each year at the Thai border deportation center
  • Approximately 40 children are reintegrated into their families each year

How We’ve Aided Damnok Toek

For over a decade we have been able to offer long-term and flexible funding to Damnok Toek, and we are so proud of this partnership. Our monetary donations have provided essential needs, including bunk beds, education supplies, and transportation. We also funded their first vocational training program designed for young women. Damnok Toek is 100% Cambodian-run and they are uniquely positioned to offer services to some of the most vulnerable children in the world.