Since November, we have had the pleasure of working with Kimyi Yong, an experienced teacher and trainer in Kampong Cham. In the last three months, we have worked closely with Kimyi to utilise his strengths and allow him to reach his potential.
In the last three months we have begun many projects which have been driven by our GVI Trust funded National Scholar, Kimyi Yong. Together we have begun a Girls Power Club focusing on improving confidence in young women across the area, which Kimyi has organised and facilitated since its beginning in February 2019. Kimyi has facilitated classes ranging from CV writing to Inspirational Women. Such diverse topics have broadened the minds of both our students but also enabled Kimyi to take these new concepts into other areas of his life- with his family and friends.
The GVI Trust has made partnerships with the Kampong Cham Teacher Training Centre and the University of Management and Economics which have been enabled by Kimyi’s explanation of our work and facilitation of these introductions. We have now led workshops in these spaces, with over 100 participants at each event. Most recently, Kimyi facilitated an event based on Domestic Violence - in which the province of Kampong Cham has one of the highest rates.
The funding from the trust has allowed Kimyi to work, learn and teach for nearly six months now. The progress and confidence displayed over this time is exceptional and we aim to work with more local community members in the future.
Moving forward, The GVI Trust would like to employ a National Scholar full-time, to ensure that our projects continue to be driven by the insight and understanding of locals. Kimyi has provided us with an understanding and knowledge we could not gain, and we have in turn ensured he receive training, qualifications and teaching experience. To be able to do this with other local community members is our next step and this is what we will be fundraising for in 2019.
Our next fundraiser will be dedicated to raising funds towards a new national staff member position, given our success with Kimyi. Stay tuned!
NSP Kampong Cham