Welcome to TPO Cambodia
The Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation Cambodia (TPO Cambodia) was established in Cambodia in February 1995 as a branch of the Netherlands based NGO “TPO International”. After being registered in 2000 as independent local NGO, “TPO Cambodia” is today the leading Cambodian NGO in the field of mental health and psychosocial interventions. It is TPO’s mission “to support those who are unable to care for themselves due to mental illness, poverty and lack of support by developing programmes that directly benefit people at the grassroots level, by improving their mental health and thereby increase their ability to care for themselves and their families”.
Leitner Center’s Annual Human Rights Award
Congratulation to Dr. Chhim Sotheara and TPO Cambodia for receiving the Leitner Center’s Annual Human Rights Award for 2012.
The Human Rights Award was conferred on Dr. Chhim Sotheara, Executive Director of TPO Cambodia, by the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School in New York City, USA. The Award recognizes the exceptional work of Dr. Sotheara and his team at TPO Cambodia in working to address the needs and rights of those suffering from poor mental health in Cambodia. This Human Rights Award encourages Dr. Sotheara and TPO Cambodia to continue to strive toward helping Cambodians achieve the highest attainable standard of mental health and to better their quality of life.
TPO Cambodia and its Board of Directors would like to thank the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice for this invaluable award.
Certificate of Compliance
The NGO Good Practice Project aims to promote professionalism and good practice in NGOs in Cambodia. On 23 September 2011, TPO and various other agencies were awarded the NGO Good Practice Certificates for meeting the standards in the Code of Ethical Principles and Minimum Standards for NGOs in Cambodia.
To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we introduce you to TPO women who through their work bring about positive change and inspire other women to pursue equality because “Equality for women is progress for all” as...
The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) highlights the work of TPO Cambodia in providing mental health services, as well as hope and support, to victims of torture. They single out TPO...
Transcultural Psychosocial Origination is now organizing “Testimonial Therapy Ceremony” with 12 Case 002 Civil Parties of the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) at Killing field on Friday...
IRIN (humanitarian news service of the UN) has published a great article about adapting trauma treatment to the local Cambodian culture. It talks about the work TPO does and has quotes from Dr Sothara Muny who was...
The Al Jazeera news network reports from Phnom Penh on the Khmer Rouge and the effect on Cambodians’ mental health. The report features TPO and highlights the struggle with trauma that victims of the Khmer Rouge still face, three...