August 27, 2019
Family & School Visits
This video explains why we conduct home and school safety visits.
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Future Goals Project
Over the years we have learned that improving access to education for disadvantaged girls is not always enough. Without strong goals, encouragement and inspiration, many of these girls would opt to abandon their educations before the state-mandated grade 9 minimum, in favour of seeking unskilled and/or irregular employment to subsidise their family incomes. In order to escape the cycle of poverty, girls must understand the value of education and remain committed to their goals for the future during the most challenging times. Setting goals and making plans are fundamental to a successful education, career and life.
In our experience, the girls on our program typically aspire only to the professions that they can see first-hand, such teaching, farming, selling at the market or working in construction. After much deliberation and planning, and thanks to a generous grant from the GoPhilanthropic Foundation, the Future Goals Project was launched with the aim of broadening girls’ ideas about the types of occupations that exist, and the many pathways that can lead to career success. In order to inspire and expose girls to the range of professional opportunities that women can, and do, excel in, we created a documentary film interviewing Cambodian women about their traditional and non-traditional careers, and conducted a series of screenings and goal setting workshops.
To learn more about the project, view our impact report here.