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2013 Annual Report

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency Cambodia is registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1991.

Contact Details: #4, Street 554 Khan Toul Kork Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel: 023 880 693; Fax: 023 880 305 E-mail: info@adracambodia.org www.adracambodia.org


2013 Annual Report

2013 in Review 2013 has been a busy year for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Cambodia. It has been a year of consolidation and new beginnings. We have been working to consolidate methods and strategies for an increased focus on nutrition. This is helping us save and improve lives through projects in the provinces of Preah Vihear and Siem Reap this year. And there are plans to expand the consolidated methods of nutrition focus into more provinces in the future. Key partnerships in pilot fortified nutrition efforts, the local company Vissot and the Australian company Sanitarium, were strengthened through an ADRA Connections trip with Spirit of Sanitarium Award winners. Programs have steadily risen with staff increasing from 60 to 100 by the end of the year. New water, sanitation and hygiene programs have begun with strategies adjusted to accommodate more local service providers and integrate disaster risk response strategies. We have worked with the Cambodia Adventist Mission, our parent organization, to form a new board in 2013, replacing the local board set up at the start of ADRA Cambodia. We thank God for His many blessings in 2013 and continue to ask Him to guide ADRA Cambodia into the future.

Mark Schwisow Country Director December 3, 2013

Table of Contents 2013 in Review ............................................................... 1 Identity ........................................................................... 2 Programs ........................................................................ 3 Projects ........................................................................... 5 Food Security Projects .................................................... 5 Health Projects ............................................................... 5 WASH Projects ................................................................ 6 Education Projects .......................................................... 6 Connections Groups ....................................................... 6 Disaster Response Projects - .......................................... 6 Members of the Governing Body ................................... 7 Achievements during 2013 ............................................. 7 Partnerships in 2013....................................................... 7 Organagram .................................................................... 8 Finances .......................................................................... 9

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Identity Mission ADRA Cambodia is a humanitarian and development organization of the Seventhday Adventist Church that works with people in poverty and distress to create positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action. Vision ADRA Cambodia reflects God’s character of love for the poor and vulnerable through development and relief projects based on inclusive, trust-based community relationships that lead to improved quality of life. Development Principles ADRA Cambodia is an organization that…  Actively supports communities through a portfolio of development activities which are planned and implemented cooperatively  Provides assistance in situations of crisis or chronic distress, and works toward the development of long-term solutions with those affected  Works through equitable partnerships with those in need to achieve positive and sustainable change in communities  Builds networks that develop indigenous capacity, appropriate technology, and skills at all levels  Develops and maintains relationships with our partners and constituents that provide effective channels for mutual growth and action  Promotes and expands the equitable and participatory involvement of women in the development process  Advocates for and assists in the increased use of communities’ capacities to care for and responsibly manage the natural resources of their environment.  Facilitates the right and ability of all children to attain their full potential, and assists in assuring the child’s survival to achieve that potential. Objectives ADRA Cambodia is implementing integrated and holistic programs through close principle based relationships with communities and development partners. To do this ADRA Cambodia:  Promotes and encourages increased understanding between stakeholders, donors and ADRA in relation to both mission and operation.  Has efficient policies and management systems that are internalized by staff and enable staff to do excellent work.  Hires, retains and develops [capacity building] qualified and motivated staff to facilitate and promote sustained development in the community.  Fosters an environment of continual progressive organizational learning and growth.  Practices the Core Values of Compassion, Integrity and Respect in all operations and staff are modeling these in communities as essential to being effective. December 2013

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Programs Integrated Nutrition: ADRA’s integrated program on nutrition uses facilitation as a key for higher involvement and motivation. It involves parents, children, community leaders, health care providers and law makers for the greatest impact on nutrition. It includes prevention action on related disease and provides options for improved livelihoods that can help behavior change for nutrition to be more sustainable.

Health

Nutrition

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Food Security

Nutrition programs in 2013: Province/ Program Goal Siem Reap/ Improved nutrition and food security, particularly WRA and children under-5

Context  

Target population

Interventions in Health & Livelihoods

Partnerships

21,600

 Learning sessions with families o Growth monitoring o Nutrition, education, rehabilitation program (NERP) o Vitamins  WASH  Agriculture

*Ministry of Health (MOH) *WatSan suppliers *Farmer Associati ons

Mortality for children U5 of 146 in Preah Vihear Province 94% of deliveries take place at home. High levels of anaemia caused by the effects of communicable diseases and poor dietary practices

183,586

 Health Systems  Learning sessions with families o Growth monitoring o NERP o Fortified foods  WASH  Agriculture

Madai Reakreah, Kone Reakreah (MRKR), Hincks Dellcrest, MOH

Overall stunting rates for Siem Reap Province at 50% and underweight children at 35% High levels of anaemia (60% for all children in the province1) caused by the effects of communicable diseases and poor dietary practices Limited dry season livelihood diversification strategies leading to high rates of absentee migrant parents.

Preah Vihear/ Reduced mortality of mothers and children under five…

Kompong Thom/ To increase improved agriculture livelihood production methods

85% of farmers’ rice farming is totally dependent on natural rainfall where frequent floods and droughts cause significant damage, contributing to yields fluctuation and a generally low average output (1.7 tons/hectare)

5,900

 Learning sessions with families  Agriculture  Vocational skills

Ministry of Agriculture (MOAg)

Pursat/ Increased sustained value of agricultural production and smallholder income

Rice production depends on natural rainfall with full dry season irrigation practiced on 5%. Frequent floods and droughts cause significant damage, contributing to yields fluctuation and a low average output (2.0 tons/hectare)

6,000

 Learning sessions with families  Agriculture  Vocational skills  WASH

MOAg

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National Institute of Statistics (2011) Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey 2010, Phnom Penh and Calverton

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2013 Annual Report Food Security Starting with support for rice production and water supply, families have been supported with access to high quality seeds/inputs and introduced to methods of farming that provide greater yields, often learning from one another rather than externally. Through programs, people have learned to grow better vegetable gardens, make money from fruit trees, fish farms and to raise livestock. Besides being a core part of community nutrition programs, food security projects have integrated adult literacy, technical agriculture skills, small business management, small loans and community co-operative groups. WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) To improve access to and usage of water and sanitation, ADRA has built capacity of community partners in technical construction and hygiene promotional methods with a focus on sustainable change and investment. Current projects are trialing the use of discount vouchers for those identified as poor and very poor. Health ADRA has trained rural health providers and selected and trained community health promoters. Midwife and TBA partnerships are formed focusing on delivering babies by skilled professionals and providing rural mothers with the support and advice they need during and after pregnancy. Capacity of community promoters is being built to enable them not only to disseminate health information, but to facilitate participatory learning discussion planning and action in health and other integrated areas within groups of 10-20 individuals formed into groups called Reflect Circles. Tobacco or Health ADRA’s ongoing Tobacco or Health program continues to advance both effective local and national policy on Tobacco Control as well as real behavior change and prevention in the lives of people.

Smoke Free Cambodia

Community Key Messages about 2nd hand smoke Community Smoke Free Night Shows National Smoke Free Area Advocacy

Education Education is key to most of ADRA’s programs for both adults and children. Programs have specifically focused on ensuring that adults have the basic literacy and numeracy skills to be able to adapt and learn as economics and social time change. Participatory methods such as Reflect2 have been used to expand local community members’ opportunities to learn. Key areas of learning have included how to increase family income, the dangers of human trafficking and the importance safe migration, and how to be a better parent. Primary and early childhood education opportunities are supported where libraries and school buildings were constructed with ongoing support to teachers and students. Jombok Hoas is ADRA’s Adventure Learning Center where over 1,000 young and old people both have learned leadership, communication and problem solving skills this year. They have developed better self-confidence, teamwork and interpersonal relationships to make a difference in their own life as well as their community. http://adracambodia.org/projects/adventure.htm

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http://www.reflect-action.org/ and http://www.reflect-action.org/cambodia

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Projects Food Security Projects Operating Dates Name of Project

Location

Start

End

Budget US$

Donor

Agriculture Livelihood Improvements through Village Empowerment (ALIVE

Pursat

1/7/2011

30/6/2014

462,800

DFAT/ANCP, ADRA Australia

ENabling Households to Apply Necessary Cultivation for Economic Development (ENHANCED)

Kompong Thom

1/2/2012

31/12/2014

275,300

DFAT/ ADRA Australia Private Funds, SED Funds

Keep Girls Safe

Kompong Thom

1/6/2012

30/6/2014

94,008

ADRA International Gift Catalog

Livelihoods for Life

Kompong Thom

1/3/2013

27/2/2014

19,670

MCIC, ADRA Canada

An Early Start for Kids

Pursat

1/10/2012

30/6/2013

32,636

ADRA International

Varin Food Security for All

Siem Reap

1/6/2013

31/10/2016

580,000

CFGB, ADRA Canada

Health Projects Operating Dates Name of Project

Location

Budget

Start

End

Varin Integrated Nutrition for All

Siem Reap

1/11/2012

31/10/2016

970,000

US$

CFGB, ADRA Canada

Donor

Cambodians Opposing Risky Environments for Tobacco or Health (CORE TOH)

National

1/10/2011

31/3/2014

112,000

ADRA Canada, ADRA Australia, SED Funds

Saving Mothers' and Infants' Lives with Equity (SMILE) Family Nutrition: Better Lives Through Social Enterprise

Preah Vihear

10/1/2011

30/9/2015

2,532,700

Preah Vihear

1/5/2012

30/4/2014

130,000

DFATD, ADRA Canada ADRA Australia, Sanitarium

Saving Mothers' and Infants' Lives with Equity (SMILE) The SMILE Project is working in

eighty villages in three districts with over 350 community partners. The broad project objective is to reduce the mortality of mothers and children under five which is being achieved through the following ways:  Through facilitating health groups for both mothers and children aimed at improving the health knowledge of mothers, fathers and caregivers. These groups use participatory methods of learning to allow participants to “discover” knowledge, analyze and form their own conclusions and make plans for action. Children are involved in child development activities.  Through working with the government to improve the health services and facilities in the community. Midwife coaching, construction of waiting and delivery rooms at health centers, and upgrading training for staff all contribute to improved maternal and child health services that the health sector can provide to the community.  Through activities that contribute to improved awareness of nutritional needs and access to good nutrition for mothers and children including vegetable gardening and the promotion of available micronutrient supplements.

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WASH Projects Operating Dates Name of Project

Budget

Location

Start

End

US$

Donor

Chieb Household Initiative for Empowerment Building (CHIEB)

Preah Vihear

1/9/2010

31/6/2014

476,766

ADRA Australia Private Donors, Community Contributions

Chieb Household Latrines

Preah Vihear

1/7/2012

30/6/2014

11,239

ADRA International Gift Catelog

Bakan WAter and Sanitation for Health (BWASH)

Pursat

21/8/2013

20/2/2017

570,348

MFAT, ADRA New Zealand, ADRA Norway

Education Projects Operating Dates

Budget

Name of Project

Location

Start

End

US$

Donor

Adventure Training Program Jombok Hoas (JBH)

Preah Vihear

1/1/2006

31/12/2014

302,779

User contributions, Avondale College, ADRA Australia, ADRA International

Transforming Lives in Cambodia

Preah Vihear

1/7/2013

30/6/2014

2,627

Pursat Child Sponsorship

Pursat

1/7/2010

31/10/2015

175,940

Pursat Model Preschool

Kompong Thom

1/8/2013

31/7/2014

19,040

ADRA International Gift Catalog ADRA Korea Kindercare, ADRA New Zealand

Connections Groups Connections group trips are arranged with partner ADRA offices as small projects that support the goals and objectives of larger sustainable projects, filling gaps that the current project does not meet. Every trip has lots of opportunities for interaction between the community members and volunteers, resulting in an appreciation for each other, good memories and sometimes lasting friendships. Each group does the fundraising for their own project. Activities that the groups have participated in during 2013 include:  Building a library and playground at a middle school  Setting up a library, painting and conducting hygiene and other education activities at a primary school earlier constructed by ADRA.  Installing a solar system and painting at the Adventure Learning Center  Constructing and installing latrines  Establishing model safe-play areas for children including constructing a latrine, a hand washing station and a shelter, conducting cooking demonstrations and participating in feeding programs.

A big shout out to Bowral, South Queensland, Sanitarium, Kindercare, Georgia Cumberland Academy and Korean VOLUNTEERS! In the communities where ADRA works, you make the world so much brighter by your sacrifices of love!

Disaster Response Projects - Working with Cambodia Adventist Mission volunteers, ADRA responded to 2013 flooding along the Mekong river with ADRA’s National Emergency Response Plan for $15,000 to address food and shelter needs.

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Members of the Governing Body Board Members January to July Deane Jackson-Chairman, Mark Schwisow-Secretary, Lim Pheng, Sacay Abenego, Gary Rogers, Sharyn Davis, Ann Stickle, Sokhada Sary Board Members August to December Deane Jackson-Chairman, Mark Schwisow-Secretary, Lim Pheng, Hang Sayaneat, Sharyn Davis, Tim Maddocks, Hang Dara, Im Touch, Se Kimseng, Chhun Savoeun, Horn Sopheap, Ann Stickle (non-voting member).

Achievements during 2013           

Constructed 6 waiting and delivery rooms, 1 school library and 1 preschool building Core TOH Smoke-free surveillance conducted in Kompong Thom and Preah Vihear provinces Completed project surveys and participatory evaluations completed with seven projects Actively participated in CCC, MEDiCAM, NEP, CCFIN – collaborative organizations for NGOs working in Cambodia including the sectors of health, education and credit. Participated in lessons learned in nutrition integration in WV’s regional workshop and the SeaChange conference. Held a nutrition upgrading training for staff. Held 2 successful pilots and re-launched Positive Deviant Hearth in Preah Vihear and Siem Reap provinces. Participated in the ADRA’s Marketing, Fundraising and Communications Expo - 2013 IGNITE and ADRA Asia’s Regional Disaster Risk Response Workshop Participated in ADRA Australia Partner workshop on facilitation skills and needs assessments in Nepal. Held a follow-up workshop training the Cambodia team Held Learning through Play Training of Trainers and conducted pilot in 7 villages The Adventure Learning Team joined trekked in Nepal Participated with the Tuol Kork Adventist Church in a Health Fair on 8 Keys to Health at the Cambodia Adventist School. Translated updated health materials.

Partnerships in 2013 CCC * MEDiCAM * NEP * CCFIN * AMNEP * Vissot * Sanitarium * Hincks Dellcrest * MRKR * Avondale Family Nutrition: Better Lives Through Social Enterprise - Sanitarium has partnered with ADRA to

implement this project providing technical support to activities aimed at improving the nutritional status of women and children in our targeted area. Fortified flour to produce noodles and bread has been developed and is being promoted while local businesses have been contracted with, trained and strengthened which then produce and sell the noodles and bread. Fortified instant rice porridge is also in development. The project is partnering with a large flour mill to produce the fortified flour and the Vissot factory to package, market and ship the flour. The project is also using the community networks within the SMILE project to promote what micronutrients are, how to get them in the regular food we eat and how fortification with things such as iodized salt or these fortified products can help them when their diet does not include all the nutrients. It is planned that the community networks will also expand the market and reach for the products.gardening and the promotion of available micronutrient supplements.

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Finances Emergency Response 1%

WatSan 10% Education 14% Food Security 19%

Health 56%

2013 Expenses by Sector 1,000,000

930,000

900,000

2013 Expenses by Funding Country

800,000 700,000 600,000 500,000

426,000

400,000 300,000 163,000

200,000

80,000

100,000

41,000

13,000

8,000

New Zealand

Norway

Canada

Australia

Cambodia

US

Korea

Thank You!

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