Event: February 10 videoconference on Early Childhood, in partnership with the World Bank

7 Feb, 2022

Planète Enfants & Développement in Cambodia, in partnership with the World Bank, is organizing a videoconference on Thursday, February 10th at 9am (3pm in Cambodia) to give a voice to the actors of Early Childhood, two months before the opening of the first public day care centers for the children of women workers in the textile industry and in partnership with the factories that employ them.

Under the high patronage of the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. 

The event is expected to bring together 50 representatives from Ministries, factories, factory brands, international organizations and civil society organizations, as well as parents and village representatives.


The objectives of this meeting are to:

- share the momentum created by the Village Child Care Development Project (CBCC) around childcare solutions 

- gather and inform stakeholders

- allow everyone to express their views and ask questions.

To attend the debate

and discover our childcare solutions for women workers in the textile industry,

connect on Thursday, February 10th from 9 to 10:30 am in France / 3 to 4:30 pm in Cambodia

on Zoom by clicking on this link

(Meeting ID: 990 6765 2369 Passcode: 3D*67VBqN3)

Videoconferencing in English


- Representative(s) of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS)
- Mr. Benjamin Burckhart, Social Development Specialist at the World Bank
- Ms. Stéphanie Selle, Cambodia Director of Planète Enfants & Développement (PE&D)
- Mr. Alessandro Cassinerio, Project Manager CBCC PE&D

Moderator :
- Mr. Mao Sophors, PE&D Field Coordinator

Panelists :
- Mr. Massimiliano Tropeano, Expert in the clothing industry.
- Mr. Jens Aas, Program Manager for Worker and Employee Development
communities at VF Corporation
- Mr. Som Lady, Human Resources Manager of the Cerie garment factory.
- 1 member of the Committee Councillor of the Commune of Tropaing Kong

- 1 worker from the Cerie garment factory


The textile industry has become one of the pillars of the Cambodian economy, employing several hundred thousand workers, the vast majority of whom are women.

With this momentum comes new challenges, including childcare. For many years, Planète Enfants & Développement, with the support of the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the World Bank, the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) and the French Development Agency (AFD), has worked on a childcare service for textile mill workers.

2020 saw the start of CBCC, for " Community Based Childcare Center" a project that aims to provide them with affordable and sustainable childcare solutions.

> More information on the project : https://planete-eed.org/project/petite-enfance-au-cambodge-des-creches-dans-les-villages-des-ouvrieres/

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