Finally, on June 8th 2013, eleven young women graduated on Saturday from our ninth Get Ready for Girls program. Nine times! That's over a hundred teenagers who've gotten six months of intense support and counselling, kids who've become young adults with safe jobs, some of them their own families now. The occasion was celebrated with distinguished guests, Riverkids staff, staff members, students’ parents and friends of the girls.
Batch nine of our Get Ready Girls program started on December 5th, 2012 with nine girls. Susequently, two more girls joined the program. Today, three girls were reintegrated to the State School where one studies in grade 12, one studies in grade eight and one studies in primary school. Six other girls will go for further skills training with our NGO partners – four girls will attend classes at the beauty salon, one girl will attend cooking class and one will attend baking class. Two girls will continue with the next cycle until they are ready to go back to school or attend further skills training.
The girls are facing a much brighter future now that they have so much more confidence and hope than when they first joined us. Thank you so much for your support.
e are raising funds for WINGS, a program that feeds over 400 Riverkids children and gives direct cash to girls and families in crisis in Cambodia. WINGS is tied to specific outcomes and has sustainable long-term poverty reduction capability. Rigorous impact evaluation studies show impressive outcomes of such programs around the world in increasing productivity, accountability and empowerment.
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