Camp G.L.O.W. fun (and learning!)
Hello, WRC friends!
As we at Women’s Resource Center take stock of the first half of 2013, we are are on track to meet and possibly exceed last years workshop attendance, the highest in our history. We are grateful to be able to reach more and more women each day, and especially grateful to you for helping ensure we have the resources to do so.
Most recently, to ensure we have the greatest impact possible, we have been surveying local women to learn more about their needs and also partnering with other organisations on an exciting program….
Last month marked our second year partnering with the Peace Corps and several other local organisations in this remarkable program to educate and empower 63 girls, aged 14-20 years, of 7 schools in Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia.
Our very own, Pisey, conducted sessions over the weekend camp on self awareness and goal setting, as well as leading the girls through activities to help prepare them to be community educators when they finish the camp – each school group is required to return to their home and teach 100 people, to reach a total of 700 beneficiaries beyond those who attended the camp. Amazing initiative!
Spoil Your Children (Parents Talk Workshop)
“Many Cambodian parents believe by showing love and care to their children they are spoiling them, so they do not. As you can imagine, this can have a profound effect on children’s self esteem and development.”
- Pisey Khim, WRC Program Director
Attendance has remained strong this year for our parenting workshops. Many participants in our latest group identified that they were lacking a lot of love, affection and communication from their parents as children. They (and we!) are happy to have the opportunity to learn how to praise their children and give them the love they now know they need.
Know Your Rights (and How to Exercise Them!)
“One woman shared with me that she felt a new understanding about her relationship. She said she didn’t recognize before what an unhealthy relationship or emotional abuse are.”
- Sophal Ken, WRC Legal Aid Facilitator
We have seen good outcomes in this inaugural year of our legal aid workshops, which teach about domestic violence, divorce rights, property rights, and the complicated procedures they involve. With your support, we will continue this growing program to ensure women in Cambodia know their rights and how to exercise them.
Thank you for making these workshops possible for the many women and girls who come to our center to learn about topics important to their lives. Your contributions support the continuation of our educational workshops, allowing more women to access education they actively seek.
Opening up about childhood experiences...