JWOC creates yearly SMART goals in order to enable our staff and students to provide progressive, impactful social change for our local community. Take a look at a few of the goals for 2017!
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.
JWOC’s Education loans project gives students the opportunity to enroll and attend university and trainings through providing low-interest loans. By offering small education and training loans, many more students can attend university and expand their knowledge while paying back in manageable and affordable ways.