Established in 1991, Krousar Thmey (which means “New Family”) gives material, educational and social support to abandoned and orphaned children, street children and victims of trafficking. We also provide support through access to education to deaf and blind children. In all our work, our goal is to provide a moral upbringing and educational opportunities, whilst respecting and promoting cultural traditions and Khmer values.
The ongoing and permanent exhibition center provides an insight into the unique ecosystem of the Tonlé Sap Lake and River with its unique feature in the world that the river reverses its course twice a year!
Krousar Thmey is a humanitarian aid organisation in Cambodia which is recognised around the for its influence, its ability to innovate and the long-term effects of its activities.
It carries out local projects, pro-active in helping children and gradually transferred to Cambodian authorities.
Founded by Benoît Duchâteau-Arminjon in Thailand’s refugee camps over 20 years ago, Krousar Thmey is built on providing a solution to suit each child in keeping with their traditions and beliefs.
It has won numerous awards including the humanitarian "World of Children Award" in 2012 and was ranked as 88th best NGO in the world by the Global Journal in 2013.
Since 1994, Krousar Thmey has been the only structure in Cambodia who offers a comprehensive Education Programme for deaf or blind children in accordance with the national Education Curriculum. In order to achieve this outcome, the Foundation has created and developed all the required tools: Khmer Braille standard and Khmer sign language, adapted textbooks, training of teachers, etc.