Recently, one of Doorsteps local partners working in close proximity to the Cambodian/Thai border expressed its satisfaction with our Project Cycle Management training, which they report has increased their capacity to address vulnerability of children in their border community.
Job opportunities in Cambodia can be difficult to come by, especially for communities in rural areas, and this puts families under huge financial pressure. For communities living in close proximity to Thai border, work opportunities on farms and factories across the border in Thailand provide a much needed source of income and usually better salaries than the ones in Cambodia. This daily migration of adults across the border often results in many young children being left in the care of siblings, older family members and/or the community. Without appropriate monitoring and protection mechanisms, children are often more vulnerable to abuse. Migration for work also impacts the education of children who are left to look after younger siblings and those who are old enough to join their parents at work to supplement the family’s income.
Doorstep’s training, mentoring and collaborative support with this local partner has helped to increase local community leaders' capacity and effectiveness in running their local grassroot organization focused on informal education. Their daycare center for children at risk in the border community has grown from being a small informal project into a well-organized and strategic program. As our partners move on to the next step in development, they will be piloting a small business project with the aim of creating sustainable jobs within their border community. By creating a local job market this new project has great potential in decreasing the vulnerability of their border community to abuse and trafficking and will keep families together. It's a sustainable solution, led by grassroot leaders and empowered by Doorsteps.
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