About Us

Established in 1994 and registered with the Ministry of Interior in 1996, Ptea Teuk Dong (PTD) is a small, not-for-profit, non-religious and politically neutral Cambodian NGO (non-governmental organization).

Supporting the community since 1994

​Established in 1994 and registered with the Ministry of Interior in 1996, Ptea Teuk Dong (PTD) is a small, not-for-profit, non-religious and politically neutral Cambodian NGO (non-governmental organization).

With community at the heart of everything we do, PTD provides childhood education and vocational training to build self-esteem and empower lives.

Our Story

Our History
PTD started with a small group of families who returned to Cambodia after the civil war. These families had returned to Battambang from refugee camps in Thailand to discover that they were without land, a home and work. Many children in these families spent their days begging in the streets to provide an income for their families.

In 1994 a Spanish consultant who worked in Battambang partnered with a Cambodian team and founded the PTD center. Its main purpose was to provide a safe environment where the children of street families could grow and learn, while providing training for the adults with the expectation of reintegrating these families back into the community. The center also sought to provide safe environments and restore the dignity of women who were victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

The program provided shelter for all the members of the street families for one year. During this time families received vocational skills training, primary health care, safe accommodation, essential life skills, food and education for the children.

In 2001 as other NGOs did not have the capacity to help the survivors of rape, at that request of the Child Rights Protection Committee, PTD started to receive young women who had experienced trafficking, abuse and domestic violence.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be an integral part of our local community in Battambang, Cambodia. A community that is educated, healthy and prosperous and where disadvantaged members are protected, cared for and empowered.

 

Our Mission

 

Our mission is to use our skills, knowledge, human and physical resources to work with our local community, partners and donors to deliver high quality services and support to help local people of all ages to become better educated, healthier and more prosperous.

Our Value

 

Our value is based on authenticity and transparency in all areas of the organisation. The organisation is open and welcoming of all systems of belief – staff, residents and students take delight in celebrating each other’s festivals and special occasions. People from all backgrounds are treated equally and with dignity. Difference is respected at PTD, justice and equality prevail. PTD models the generosity of spirit that is synonymous of the Cambodian people and of PTD’s volunteers alike.