Community Empowerment

We believe the community know their context better than anyone else. We believe the community has the potential to make a difference. We believe the community could be best to tackle the challenges that affect their lives!

PNKS is adopting inclusive Community-Led Development approach that allows local community members work together to identify goals that are important to them. They develop and implement plans collectively to achieve those goals, and create collaborative relationships internally and with external actors, while building on community strengths and local leadership. When community people work together in different ways over time, they begin to foster a sense of shared identity and belonging which spark continuous community improvement.


We believe earning of livelihood by following some sorts of profession is better than living on charity. Livelihoods contribute to food security, prevent dependency, reduce vulnerability, and enhance self-reliance. A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from the stresses and shocks and maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets both now and in the future without undermining the natural resource base.

However, we understand that local livelihood where we work is being threatened by the seemingly unstoppable deforestation, according to recent evaluation, and the climate change. In responding to these challenges, the project is planning to build local capacity to adapt to the changing environment, building resilience and empower local community to take necessary action collectively for environmental protection and restoration.


We believe education is a key to make a difference! It is a key to unlock the door to prosperity and freedom!

More people in the world today are educated than ever before but not where we work. The people in our target areas about 95% are indigenous Kuy living in and around Prey Lang forest. According to project survey in 2018, about 30% dropout. Majority of adults and old people cannot read and write Khmer or they finished school in grade 1 to 4 or none. We would like to see younger generation with higher education and more human resources in their remote community by improving rights to education by working with and empower parents, school support committees and school teachers to raise education awareness and enhance school facilities.


“A man who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”

It is health that is real wealth. We believe the community’s future will be impacted for better or worse by their health. The health of a community is dependent not only upon the genetics of its residents, but also upon the environment within which those individuals live. A person’s health is a product of their environment. As such, a healthy community is one in which all residents have access to a quality education, health care, safe and healthy homes. PNKS approach to improve local health care by empowering and working with local community to improve health care practices, establish safe water sources and improve local health services and facilities.