OEC implements the convention on the rights of the child by developing access to education in remote areas, supported by the International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE); concretizes the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the National Law on the Promotion and the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by conducting operations of home care based and school integration for children with disabilities; improves livelihood of landmine victims by the project of socio-economic reintegration of landmine people survivors, supported by UNICEF, Safe Children Norway and Adopt-A-Minefield; promotes gender equality and empowers women with reduction of child mortality and heightening Women rights of human rights clearly and practically in the project of Smiling Family Program, supported by the Global Funds/Family Health International; fights poverty and promotes sustainable livelihood of landmine survivors through the activities of sustainable income generation, supported by European Community through Handicap International; improves Education and Health Care of the Poor Children and Young People supported by Foundation of Schmitz-Hille-Stiftung. It is then a participation in the National Strategic Development Plan of the Cambodian Royal Government.
With organizational structure and management conformable to strict principle of democratic governance standing on firm neutrality and nonpartisanship, OEC got from the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC), a Certificate of Compliance with NGO Good Practice on 08-12-2009. By great effort and strong commitment in mobilizing community members to strengthen respect and protection of the rights of people with disabilities, OEC got a Working Medal for disability affairs from the Cambodian Prime Minister on 18 November 2009. All of these awards push OEC to maintain constant actions for serving Cambodian children.
OEC works in harmony with provincial Department of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation; Department of Labor and Vocational Training; Department of Health; Department of Education; Department of Women Affairs; Authorities Combating Drug; provincial Headquarter of Military Police and all local territory officials for a general spiritual and physical mobilization to protect children rights.
OEC recognizes the recommendation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-2010), revealing that there is consensus that around 35-40% of the population having expenditure levels below the income poverty line, and 15-20% in extreme poverty that require management of Cambodia’s natural resources, empowering of vulnerable groups, promoting gender equality, and education system quality. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics noted that 79% of children complete a course of primary school within 1991 - 2008. The national survey published by CMAC in 2002 noted that the number of villages contaminated by Mine/ERW is 46%, while the number of Population being at risk is 45%.
In consequence, with the past experience and lessons learnt, the strategic plan 2011 – 2015 of OEC is firmly advised to be elaborated in a way that promotes and protects the right to survival - to life, health, nutrition; the right to development - to education, care, leisure, recreation; the right to protection - from exploitation, abuse, neglect and the right to participation - to expression, information, thought and religion of children; thus an obligation to analyze deeply and objectively internal and external factors based on proven requirements to render more effective and practical in bringing children of any conditions to enjoy their basic rights of human rights with consideration also of their supporting factors.
For this end, the Strategic Plan 2011 -2015, based on experience, lesson learnt and success since 1996, OEC and its key players are encouraged to commit them to realize these initiatives in a concrete way that promotes the respect and the protection of children rights, mainly access to education, to cultural and spiritual development, to participation, and to be protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation.