As a child protection NGO, AVEC fights against illiteracy, and works towards a change of local ways of thinking by working in four directions :
1. Establishing a local information network trying to locate children at risk.
2. Trying to locate children who are out of school with the collaboration of local Cambodian schools
3. Helping very vulnerable children by giving them education for as long as possible.
4. Caring for the children in the shelter, a long-term and patient work endeavouring to restore hope, respect and confidence.
Humanitarian action in small, very poor villages in Cambodia with children in abusive situations.
AVEC works in the long term with few financial means. By the power of patience and stamina, it has finally become a reference in Cambodia ; it has a close relationship with local authorities and other NGOs in the country; it even advises them as far as education problems are concerned. Local authorities often ask for its help.