Imagine a seed and that seed is a young girl growing up in poverty in Cambodia. Given the chance to blossom, she has the potential to change the world. But the likelihood is, she will face many obstacles in either being able to go to school or remain past primary school. AusCam Freedom Projects mission is to empower adolescent girls from impoverished communities to break the cycle of poverty and exploitation through education and holistic support leading to life changing opportunities.
AusCam Freedom Project works to prevent human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and labor exploitation of marginalized girls through the provision of education scholarships and psycho-social programs. We exist to ensure that education and opportunity, rather than poverty and exploitation, define the lives of the most vulnerable girls living in the urban slums of Cambodia.
When girls have access to education, they are not only physically kept safe in the classroom, but psychologically they are building their self-esteem and self-worth through their academic achievements. We partner with schools located on the fringe of the urban poor communities to identify those girls most at risk of dropping out of the education system and work with the schools, the families and the girls themselves to ensure they can remain in school.
We will provide education scholarships to 200 at risk adolescent girls to enable them to remain in school and a further 1000 girls will have access to our life skills workshops, girls clubs and community centre activities. With access to resources and support, girls are connected, empowered and better positioned to become agents of change in their own lives and communities and beyond. We encourage the girls on our program to learn about and understand their world in the process of changing it.