Annual Information Statement 2019

Legal Name
This Life Cambodia Incorporated

About the charity

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Is the charity an incorporated association?
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NSW incorporated association number: INC9891898
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2019 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Research
  • Social services
  • Emergency and relief
  • Economic, social and community development
  • Employment and training
  • Advocacy and civic activities
International activities undertaken
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This Life Cambodia works alongside communities to develop projects that provide or
enhance opportunities that benefit the lives of children and families in Cambodia. Our
work is based in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and we work in rural and
urban areas with people who face compound disadvantages resulting from and
contributing to the cycle of poverty. This includes engaging with children, their families,
schools, prisons, other civil service organisations and local, provincial and national
governance structures.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
This Life Cambodia (TLC) works with and alongside Cambodian communities to create
sustainable and positive change, allowing them to shape a better future for the country
as a whole. It has a clear philosophy and a robust methodology. It works with
communities who face the greatest challenges but have the desire and the drive to
enact change - what they need are the tools, training, skills and initial support to tackle
their community’s specific development issues.
TLC's approach enables communities to develop the essential infrastructure and skills
needed to make change and break free from poverty, as well as overcoming
challenges including poor educational offerings, domestic violence and crime. The
unifying factor in everything it does is it works alongside communities listening to their
needs and concerns. Its staff advocate alongside children, families and community
stakeholders as they design and implement their own solutions.
Its programs have evolved organically, based on experience gained as it has worked at
the heart of communities, and more thoroughly identified the needs communities
identify through extensive and open consultation. As a result many of its programs are
interlinked. Importantly, TLC always has an entry and exit strategy for its work so that
over time its involvement decreases as capacity and skills increase within communities.
Three examples of its programs include:
* This Life Beyond Bars (TLBB), which works with young adults in prison who are
nearing the end of their sentence. The goal is to ease their reintegration into their
communities when they are released, by providing vocational and life skills training and
maintaining family connections by facilitating family visits. TLBB has worked with
hundreds of young people in Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey and Phnom Penh’s CC2
Prisons. When the program began, 60% of juveniles released from prison were
reoffending within the first 6 months: this figure dropped to only 2% with the young
people TLBB works with.
* This Life Reuniting Families (TLRF) is a program which aims to contribute to the reduction of children in residential care institutions in Cambodia, increase the capacity of social workers to undertake quality reintegrations, and promote family based care. Program outcomes are that children are reintegrated into safe family environments, decreasing the number of children in residential care institutions. Residential Care Institutions transition to non-residential, community-based centres. Strengthened and inclusive child protection systems establish effective gatekeeping mechanisms to prevent unnecessary family separations.
*This Life Without Violence (TLWV) aims to reduce the incidence of violence against women and children in Cambodia and its destructive impact on women, girls, children, families and communities. We strengthen understanding of violence against women and children, child protection
issues and the law on domestic violence at the national level.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2019 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Overseas / outside of Australia
  • Other Countries
    • Cambodia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2020 period?
Main beneficiary
Overseas communities or charities
Other beneficiaries
  • Families
  • Pre/post release offenders and/or their families
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 84
  • Part time employees: 4
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 84
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 5

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2019 reporting period
1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019
Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
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Income and Expenses

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