Empower At-Risk Girls in Cambodia

 
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Make a Fashion Statement

Lisa, Jenny, and Coco working on the designs.
Lisa, Jenny, and Coco working on the designs.

As the warm summer breeze has given way to the vibrant colors of autumn, after months of tireless planning and eager anticipation, Senhoa is proud to present our newest jewelry collection!

On November 1st, we released the Coco Rocha for Senhoa Collection! This collection is made up of seven unique jewelry pieces designed by Coco and handcrafted by the hands of the very women Senhoa is helping to liberate and empower through our programs. The campaign was shot by Nigel Barker, the infamous judge and photographer on America's Next Top Model, and Jamie Beck and stars supermodels Coco Rocha, Iman, Caroline Treniti, and Behati Prinsloo.

In early September, Senhoa’s stateside volunteer Creative Director, Jenny Van, traveled over to Cambodia with the exclusive Coco Rocha designs to train up our jewelry artisans for the collection. The girls fell in love with the designs and immediately jumped to action with their expert dexterity. They approached the intricate designs with such confidence that Jenny was pleasantly caught by surprise!

Already the collection has been featured in Elle, style.com, and The Telegraph UK, Check out the exquisite limited-edition collection, exercise that credit card and Accessorize Your Conscience at www.senhoa.org/cocorocha

You can also keep up with other press releases here: http://cocorochaforsenhoa.tumblr.com/

 “Accessorizing can do more than just compliment a woman’s wardrobe and beauty – it can make a statement about what she believes in.” –Coco Rocha

 

Though much of our outward attention has been focused on the Coco Rocha for Senhoa Collection these days, there are several other exciting bits to be shared!

From February to May of this year, Senhoa spearheaded a pilot Life Skills and Jewelry Training Program for the survivors of human trafficking in Kolkata, India.  The pilot was in partnership with the Women’s Interlink Foundation and Made By Survivors.  It was amazing to see the girls bloomed during the three-month program.  One girl shared during the graduation ceremony, “Thank you for helping us to come out of the shell.  We are confident now and we know that we should always stay in unity. With love and affection we can bring change in the society.” Check out the collection at http://store.madebysurvivors.com/Catalog/Senhoa-Collection!

Also, in September, the field team in Cambodia strengthened the Lotus Kid’s Club Human-Trafficking Prevention Program – essentially a Preschool engaging darling little blossoms through PLAY to open up their worlds for exploration, confidence, and solid learning. Ms Robyn, the LKC Program Facilitator says, “It is in play that children develop the ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. This is vital for success at public school. I am amazed at the progress of all the students…” Check out the Senhoa blog for more updates on the progress and unfolding of the LKC Program!

As we continue to move forward, spending our days in organized chaos producing what we hope to be success and a positive change, we invite you to JOIN US! Check out our blog http://www.senhoa.org, make the Holidays special for your family with one of the pieces from our collection, and partner with us financially to make a difference today!

Jenny training Senhoa artisans.
Jenny training Senhoa artisans.
Coco Rocha in Senhoa Jewelry shot by Nigel Barker.
Coco Rocha in Senhoa Jewelry shot by Nigel Barker.
Lotus Kids Club.
Lotus Kids Club.

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Organization

Senhoa Foundation

Huntington Beach, CA, United States
http://www.senhoafoundation.org

Project Leader

Lisa T.D. Nguyen

Executive Director
Huntington Beach, CA Cambodia

Where is this project located?

Map of Empower At-Risk Girls in Cambodia