Who We Donate To

Each year, the Malia Designs team visits one or more of the child centers in Cambodia. In 2009, the team visited Damnok Toek’s center in Phnom Penh to meet the children and staff that our philanthropy is helping and to document the amazing work they are doing.

For more information, please visit Damnok Toek’s
website here.)

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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 current partner organization, Damnok Toek.

Damnok Toek (Goutte d’eau)

Damnok Toek was established as a Non Governmental Organization in 1997 to assist vulnerable children and their families throughout Cambodia. In 1999, they implemented a program aimed at rescuing and rehabilitating child trafficking victims.

More than 1,500 children per day are cared for with the support of 100 employees and three technical advisers.

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 (day-care center and vocational training) and formal (public school) 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 160 children live in DT centers
  • Approximately 500 children attend DT schools daily
  • Approximately 100 children complete DT vocational training each year
  • Cambodian doctors treat approximately 100 children a day in three DT clinics

Damnok Toek, in conjunction with partner organizations, brings about 50 children a month back to Cambodia from prisons in Thailand. These are children who have been sold by their families to child traffickers.