Training Centre, Siem Reap
The provision of vocational training supports marginalized youth in Siem Reap, through providing skills that highly increases employment opportunity and thus financial security. The provision of individual support in planning for the future, through social workers and also the provision of life skills and non formal literacy education maximizes the young people’s growth and development.
In only 18 months Kaliyan Mith’s vocational training centre has developed quickly. In February 2008, cooking, sewing and hair cutting began and then in June 2008 welding and mechanics was added. People with disabilities are well represented and young women are almost a third of the students. Effective social reintegration methods, for the youth graduating is critical to the long term well-being of young people. The results from the first 18 months have shown that the skills being provided, as well as the support from social workers, are achieving big changes for the young people. Many have set up their own businesses and the others have been employed. The initial results are very exciting and now it’s time for Kaliyan Mith to secure long-term funding so as to consolidate the vocational training initiative.
$313,152.49 for 2010 – 1012 will support minimum of 240 young people