257 Clients received counseling services in January
8 women and 14 children are receiving care in recovery communities
85% of our students took their second term catch up exam and passed
Following the opening of Hagars Joma café in Phnom Penh, 3 of Hagar’s clients have been placed in jobs with Joma. Five other clients have also been placed in jobs – 4 at Hagar catering and 1 as a hair dresser
A 13 years old girl named Marry is in love with the Creative Arts programme. She is an outstanding student at Hagar’s Community Learning Centre.
Marry says she likes playing football very much and is always excited for football class. She says that football makes her stronger, healthier, and allows her to sweat out all the stress of school as well as her past experiences.
“I love the feeling of hitting the ball and many people come to cheer me on, and it makes me want to play nonstop,” she said.
Besides football, Marry enjoys hip-hop dancing. She likes watching and practicing hip-hop dancing to songs on TV. She would like to perform some day in the future.
But there is more to the Creative Arts programme than just fun and entertainment. Marry says she can use her beading skills to earn some money as well.
“I earn some money, about 3 USD, whenever I bead products,” she said.
The Creative Arts Programme provides a variety of arts opportunities to clients, including drawing, painting, sewing, designing, beading, etc. Clients are able to focus on what the skill they enjoy. Some students enjoy drawing while others enjoy sewing.
Creative arts plays an important role at Hagar, encouraging client productivity as well as creativity. Clients have the chance to show off their talent through different performances. Marry hopes to see all children at Hagar pay more attention in creative art classes. She wants them to stay away from trouble by being involved in creative arts.
BPR clients created bowls from strips of magazine paper and paper mache masksl A client has started running a small business early this month in Kompot province after succefully completing motor repair and maintanence training provided by Hagar.
This month, four local businesses visited hagar to build a relationship around future partnership related to job placement and training.
On October 8th, Hagar client Yong Sokchea travelled to Kompon Som province for a court date wich was delayed to the end of the month due to an absent witness. As part of the Refugee Project’s “limited strategic interventions” initiative to support refugee clients whohave chosen to pursure their own small business enterprise, Hagar provided one client with materials to expand his food cart business.