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Vocational training for ten students

Economic Empowerment for Teen Girls

bySara Roliz

  • $3,696.00

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  • $3,696.00

    Funds Raised
  • 10

    Kids Impacted
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Requested Item Item Cost # of Items Total
Full scholarships for vocational training: hair cutting, coloring, nails, cosmetology $300 10 students $3000
Instructor stipend $300 1 $300
Project Subtotal     $3300
*Project Support (Mira) 12%   $396
Project Total, including project support     $3696

*Donation includes: (a) secured credit card processing via PayPal and (b) administration and technology to ensure this project reaches goal

About This Project: 
Per KYSD – “We plan to bring empowerment and sustainable livelihoods to female teens ages 15-20 by offering job skills training and placement assistance.  This will be in the beauty industry.  We are seeking to cover FULL scholarships for 10 students for their course of studies.  The students we work with often discontinue their education and lack professional training to obtain the types of jobs that will lift their families out of cyclical poverty.  Due to economic circumstances beyond their control, they are regularly pressured to support themselves and their families with little infrastructure or broad opportunities. We know they will go into the world without a high school degree, and we know we have the capacity to set them up with fundamental vocational skills that will last them the over a lifetime.

KYSD will recruit the ten students from in and around the Siem Reap area to receive job training.  Siem Reap is the second most economically secure province in Cambodia, where opportunities for qualified professionals abound but only for those with solid training.”


About This Organization: Khmer Youth and Social Development (KYSD)
Per KYSD – “KYSD is a non-profit Cambodian youth NGO based in Phnom Penh established in January 2000. KYSD has been working with our community for ten years from pre-school age children up to 30. We support communities in the field of youth development (education, health and unemployment), youth participation and rights, and community development (climate change, women’s empowerment and livelihood programs). It is an active youth NGO with growing potential, effective networking, and strong relationships with other local NGOs, international NGOs and the government sector”.