Welcome to Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC)
JWOC seeks a proactive leader with a passion for development and youth, as well as experience in nonprofit leadership and adaptability to living in a developing country, to serve as our new Executive Director with a 2-year minimum commitment. Start date October, 2018. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Scroll through the website and read about our ongoing programs to see how you can become our partner as we support our community!
The ability to attend university and achieve a higher education is well beyond the reach of many students in Cambodia even if they are able to graduate from high school. Through donor sponsorships, JWOC gives university scholarships to deserving Cambodian students. The JWOC scholarship students are the driving force behind everything we do. In return for receiving a scholarship, each student volunteers 6 and 8 hours per week on a JWOC project.
Although primary enrollment is improving rapidly within Cambodia, the state school system is tarnished by poor facilities, under-educated and under-paid teachers. Because of this, many who can afford extra tuition will pay for private education, leaving those who can’t afford this left behind. JWOC utilizes its Community Centre in Siem Reap to provide Free Classes to approximately 850 children, youth and adults per term, ranging in age from 5 to 30 years of age.
Basic standards of living in rural areas of Cambodia are often not as high as those in the city, villagers often do not have access to information about basic lifeskills and career options. JWOC provides Liaison services and training to children and adults in topics such as Hygiene, Nutrition, Financial Literacy, Good Parenting and Maternal Health.