New Partnership between ICS-SP Cambodia and a+b=3! ICS- SP Cambodia and a+b=3 are happy to announce their partnership in Cambodia in 2017. As seeing the economic stress as one of the parents’ main challenges in child rearing, ICS and a+b=3 created a module on family budgeting in 2014, that has been used with a large number of parents and other local NGOs. Both ICS-SP and a+b=3 decided to take our cooperation one step further and recently become partners in Cambodia. With the ever growing over-indebtedness issue in Cambodia, our partnership aims to reach more Khmer people and NGOs, and contribute to building more harmonious and resilient Cambodian families. a + b = 3 (a and b make 3) is an international social enterprise that aims to help people make more responsible, ethical and mindful decisions with money, reduce financial vulnerability and nurture more harmonious lives, communities and society, by designing financial education programmes, and empowering NGOs to implement them.

If you have questions on our new partnerships, or would like to organize a training workshop on skillful parenting or financial education, please contact Vivodin at or Sophie at
WHAT IS SKILLFUL PARENTING? Skillful Parenting is not an education program. But, it is a support program that reinforces positive parenting practices, empowering parents/caregivers to:

  • Address challenges that they face in bringing up their children.
  • Better promote and facilitate their child’s health, development, achievement and protection.
  • Raise children with less stress, fewer problems, more satisfaction with parenting and family life, and to foster or preserve the couple relationship and, in general, improve family well-being and prevent unnecessary family separation.

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Initially, there are 3 main programs focused below:

Capacity building of like-minded organizations on Skillful Parenting

ICS-SP aims to become a recognized training agency providing training to other organizations or institutions to incorporate skillful parenting in their programs. ICS-SP chooses to structure this activity as a training business as this will allow ICS-SP to reach out to a large number of parents and caregivers in different parts and segments of Cambodian society in a financially sustainable way. International development agencies, local civil society and government agencies will pay a training fee for their staff to be trained as facilitators on skillful parenting. ICS-SP will provide a number of free scholarships per year to smaller local organizations that are in need of Skillful Parenting, but without resources to pay for a training.

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Provide Skillful Parenting at community level

ICS-SP aims to scale-up its direct implementation of Skillful Parenting in the coming 5 years to support vulnerable parents/caregivers to foster a non-violent and caring home environment and better able to protect their children in and outside of the home.

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Promote Skillful Parenting knowledge, sharing and utilization at national and regional level

ICS-SP aims to provide a platform for stakeholders from different entities both locally and nationally to share experiences, results and best practices of parenting interventions preventing violence against women and children with the goal of strengthening existing programming as well as joint policy influencing. This will be done in partnership with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). Also, ICS-SP will connect relevant with parenting networks on a regional and international level to enhance its expertise on parenting.

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