Our Strategy


CHEC is a local NGO and has been localized from a training project of the Quaker Service Australia (QSA) since 2001. CHEC has been championed in HIV/AIDS work and has been expanded its reputation among NGO actors, development partners, and government counterparts in Cambodia. This project contributes to 3 SDGs namely SDG 3 (health and wellbeing), 4 and 5. In Goal 4, CHEC has been working with youths out of school youths by increasing awareness of reproductive rights through community youth peers. At present, CHEC continues to work with youth in order to ensure that they are enriched with knowledge motivated, and guided towards safe behaviors and attitudes in an effort to ultimately prevent HIV transmission and improve their reproductive health. Through CHEC training and capacity building for youth peers, these youth can then alter others’ perceptions towards gender discrimination and create safer living environments within families and communities. CHEC’s Youth Program has created new opportunities for Youth Leaders and Youth Peers in target areas to promote collaborative learning in communities, as youth share information and ideas on reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and STIs. Moreover, Youth Leaders and Youth Peers mentor, share experiences, and develop relationships with these youth. CHEC also built a young leadership and their partnership among all youth groups in the community level where CHEC work.


After a protracted civil war and the extraordinary brutality and violence of the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s, Cambodia is on the road to recovery. Cambodia’s economic and social development focuses on achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The Royal Government of Cambodia has customised these goals to the Cambodian context, renaming them the Cambodian Millennium Development Goals. To achieve these goals, the Royal Government of Cambodia has established many initiatives, including a Rectangular Strategy (Phase II) and an (updated) National Strategic Development Plan (2009-2013). The Rectangular Strategy for growth, employment, equity and efficiency aims to promote economic growth, generate employment for Cambodian workers, ensure equity and social justice, and enhance efficiency of the public sector. The National Strategic Development Plan, updated for 2009-2013, outlines the actions, programs and projects that ministries and agencies of the Royal Government of Cambodia will carry out during the Fourth Legislature (2008-2013) of the National Assembly to implement key policy priorities as laid out in Rectangular Strategy Phase II.


This document is the sixth strategic plan for CHEC, representing its sixth cycle of positive intervention in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS and their families.  The CHEC programme currently consists of four projects: the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Project, Out of School Youth Project, Home-Based Care Project and Nutrition project.


It is the seventh strategic plan since we started our organization in 2001. This strategic plan sets forth CHEC’s roadmap for advancing our goals of employing strategies that promote equal rights and full engagement in the decision-making processes of our target groups in the target areas. We believe that our intervention in the next three years will contribute to the socio-economic development of Cambodia: in particular, to those laws and government regulations related to the three thematic areas of health and governance, gender-based violence and youth’s engagement. Similarly, CHEC’s work will contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 3 on health and well-being, SDG 4 on quality education, and SDG 5 on gender equality. More importantly, this strategic plan is the pioneering initiative in which CHEC will advocate for the integration of HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence and youth’s empowerment into the community investment fund and community development plan. Also, mainstreaming reproductive rights and HIV/AIDS will be included in our youth and GBV projects.

Our Current Partners

  • Bread for the World



Our Previous Partners

  • Trocaire

    Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

    World Food Program

  • UN Women


    The Global Fund

  • Cafod