Tara Winkler

Co-Founder of the Cambodian Children's Trust

In 2007, Tara Winkler and Pon Jedtha established CCT to help 14 children escape from a corrupt and abusive orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia. CCT was initially set up as an orphanage to provide the children with a safe new home. Upon discovering that the children were not orphans, Jedtha and Tara started the challenging journey of reuniting them with their families.

CCT then became the first organisation in Cambodia to transform from an orphanage to a community empowerment approach called the Village Hive that protects children by strengthening families and promoting local agency and sovereignty.

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