Community Support Program
While Cambodia’s bigger cities flourish, many villages remain cut off from the progress, providing one of the most important challenges to society and growth in Cambodia. Although many organisations offer their assistance in the rural villages that surround Siem Reap in providing infrastructure such as roads, schools, wells and other important resources; education and training in basic life skills is lacking.
What JWOC is Doing
Our Community Support program provides a central point in our community for individuals and families to access information and advice on jobs and educational opportunities as well as a platform providing referrals for individuals that have specific issues where other organisations can assist.
Through the Community Support team (made up of our program manager, specialists and scholarship students), JWOC delivers essential mobile education and training that helps improve standards of living. We work with village chiefs and villagers to actively involve them in assessing their needs and in customizing training content. All village presentations are designed to ensure that villagers who are not able to read or write can understand and apply the content. Also, when emergencies occur, the Community Support team provides emergency relief to impacted communities.
Children and adults learn about the importance of maintaining proper hygiene standards. Participants are taught hand washing and tooth brushing techniques, before being supplied with the materials to enable these changes. One Training Donation: $200
Children learn about the importance of nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to ensure good health. Through interactive games and play participants learn about different types of food and their nutritional advantages and disadvantages; as well as how they can affect our health in the short and long term. One Training Donation: $200
Through our environmental training, participants learn about the environment around them and the importance of caring and sustaining it for themselves and future generations. The training focuses on the impact of plastic in village environments, including how it impacts agriculture, health and ecosystems and how proper waste disposal and recycling are beneficial for all. One Training Donation: $200
Training is given to rural women on topics such as family planning, pregnancy and mother & infant health. The training aims to increase awareness around reproductive health, contraception, family planning, mother’s health during and after pregnancy and delivery. A trained midwife attends all sessions to provide professional advice to participants. One Training Donation: $300
The parents of JWOC students (and others) are given the opportunity to learn about new techniques and best practices to improve family relations. Topics include encouraging children, giving positive advice, getting involved in their learning and understanding the child development stages that their children undergo. One Training Donation: $400
Participants receive training on personal finance, which will ultimately lead to better economic and educational opportunities. Topics include understanding and prioritizing needs and wants, the importance of budgeting/planning and creating and monitoring tracking systems for family finances. One Training Donation: $350
How you can help
- Children fulfill their educational potential and prosper
- Families have a more secure economic future
In return, donors receive impact reports and communicate with our program manager to understand in depth the village you’re sponsoring, how JWOC works within the village and to see how your support is ultimately helping lift villagers out of poverty.
- Hygiene (Hand Washing & Oral Hygiene)
- Maternal Health
In return, receive reports and communicate with our program manager to understand in depth the village you’re sponsoring, how JWOC works within the village and see how your generosity is giving children the best possible start to theirs and their family’s future.
- Positive Parenting
- Financial Literacy
In return, receive reports and communicate with our program manager to understand in depth the village you’re sponsoring, how JWOC works within the village and see how your generosity is strengthening the community and helping lift families out of poverty.