Salvation Centre Cambodia

SCC will develop a committed staff team to work through a network of monks, nuns and other local and national stakeholder groups to develop capacity, reduce vulnerability and provide a range of supports for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families, so that they are able to claim their rights and improve their lives.
Aug 21, 2012

More Students Join Sewing Training Program

Students eating lunch provided by GG donations
Students eating lunch provided by GG donations

Salvation Centre Cambodia continues to be astonished at the generosity of individuals like you. Your donations have enabled SCC to continue to provide sewing vocational training for new selected women and interest free microloans to the poorest of the poor families, many of whom are women with HIV/AIDS and live at Battambang province Cambodia.

More than just vocational training, this unique sewing program also teaches orphaned girls and women suffering from HIV and poverty to manage finances, operate home businesses, and to assist similarly affected women in their community, SCC support for all materials for them to learn.

There are now 20 women (16 of whom are new students) chosen for learning sewing skills this term at the SCC community centre at Battambang.  The project assigned a new trainer for this skill and provided her with training materials and sufficient equipment.   She produced training modules and materials which were then distribute freely to all students to use as reference when needed.

"Before joining this sewing training, I was complicated and hopeless because I am very poor. Now I can learn skill to help my family. Thank you SCC for choosing me for this sewing project" said Sang Sodalisda. “I am now in very high spirits because I am learning how to sew at SCC. In the future I hope I will have the professional skills to earn money on my own, so I can help my family.”

Thanks to your generous donations through GlobalGiving, Salvation Centre Cambodia in Battambang has also been able to make additional interest-free loans to impoverished women, many living with HIV/AIDS. 

New Student Seang Sodalisda
New Student Seang Sodalisda
Apr 17, 2012

Impact Report: April 2011-March 2012

This has been a fantastic year for Salvation Centre Cambodia, especially with the work being done in the Battambang Province. Your donations have enabled us to train and support 32 women in vocational skills, provide 20 microloans to families affected by HIV, and much more. In addition to these life-changing programs, SCC-Battambang is also home to a school that provides supplementary education to Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC), many of whom are affected by HIV in their families.  

Attached is our annual report on these particular programs, so please read more about how your generosity is improving the lives of those in desperate need of your support. In addition to the work at the community center described in the annual report, SCC offers a wide range of support for those families struggling with HIV. This includes food support (in collaboration with the World Food Programme), microloans, HIV counseling, health monitoring, HIV prevention, emotional support and more. SCC prides itself on its holistic approach to combat this illness and give hope to those who are the most vulnerable. Read more on our website http://www.scc.org.kh/program.htm 


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Jan 12, 2012

A New Road Out of Poverty

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S'rei Mom showcases the work of SCC students

Salvation Centre Cambodia continues to be amazed at the generosity of individuals like you. Your donations have enabled us to continue to provide vocational training  and interest free microloans to the poorest of the poor, many of whom are women with HIV/AIDS. 

Yup S’rei Mom is just one of those women who receives support from Salvation Centre Cambodia. Yup S’rei Mom is 22 years old and lives in a rural village near Battambang with her elderly parents, her brother and her sister. Mom was lucky enough to have reached grade 12 in school, however, because so much of her home time was dedicated to caring for her frail mother and father, she did not have enough time to study and subsequently failed her final year exams. Because of her exam results and her family’s low income of only $5.50 per day, there was no way her education could continue any further.

Instead Mom went to live and work with neighbours in her community in the city of Poipet, at the border of Thailand. Rather than receiving pay, she was given servings of rice and accommodations in return for making alterations to clothes produced in Poipet. Feeling isolated from her family and with no prospects to a better future, Mom was in a vulnerable situation.

After being informed by a friend that there was a vacant position in the sewing class at Salvation Centre Cambodia, she embraced the opportunity. After nearly a year of training, Mom is headed for a brighter future; a future that will enable her to support herself and her family. The ability to create her own clothing and accessories has given Mom a new sense of pride and self esteem. She is able to share her experiences and teach others in her village, creating a ripple effect of skilled local talent.

Mom’s dream is to work with all styles of clothing so that she will be able to open her own shop and contribute to supporting her family.

To all Global Giving donors, Mom says “Thank you so much for supporting poor families like mine. Now I can learn sewing skills and have fun at the same time with my new friends. But please continue to donate money to SCC. Sometimes material and equipment is damaged or is of a poor quality and we cannot use it. We need money to pay for repairs or to buy new and better quality materials. I wish good blessings, good luck and good fortune for you and your families. Thank you again”.

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