KOMAR RIKREAY (KMR) is a local Cambodian organization working since 1998 and focusing on child protection and safe reintegration in Battambang province, on the North – West of Cambodia.
In the 90’s, Rose-Anne was a French Volunteer in Battambang and worked with street children in a day care centre. One day, she realized it would be too hard to let these vulnerable children go back to the streets at night time so she decided to welcome them days and nights at her own place. Then, Cambodian people committed themselves in creating a new organisation with her. Komar Rikreay was born.
The organization was founded on the 1st of June 1998 to celebrate the International Child Rights Day.
It was first created to address the street and trafficked children issues through the provision of distinct services mostly related to rehabilitation and reintegration (reunification with families or relatives). Its statutes and mission have been approved by The Ministry of the Interior on 8th of October 1998. KMR does not serve any political group or party, makes profit, or discriminates against any group.
Vulnerable children, as well as their vulnerable families and communities must access to their basic rights to recover their dignity and improve their well-being.
Komar Rikreay Association provides social services to vulnerable children and their families including temporary transitional home and alternative care facilities, health, education, economic development support, mental health support and advocacy for their safe and sustainable development into their communities.