Sponsor Cambodian graduates, help their community!

by Youth Star Cambodia

Summary

Youth Star recruits, trains and coaches Cambodian graduates, who spend a year volunteering in under-served rural areas of the country. Here they live as part of the community, teaching children, founding youth clubs, providing health education and increasing female youth participation. They help the community to help itself by transferring their skills and being positive role models for young people to develop their own abilities and confidence.

$21,451.42
total raised
104
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

Following 3 decades of genocide and conflict, Cambodia's youth faces a bleak future. In rural areas, educational and employment opportunities are limited and school dropout rates are high. Many rural children drop out of school to help with domestic chores or earn family income. Suitable leisure time activities for young people are scarce, while substance abuse, petty crime and gangs are rising. Even university graduates often lack experience to find employment in the competitive job market.

Solution

Youth Star places trained volunteers in under-served rural communities and supports their work with community partners. Volunteers provide basic education, set up youth clubs and youth councils and implement youth-led projects and campaigns to address community development issues as well as social issues, such as domestic violence and alcohol abuse. Volunteers inspire youths to become good citizens and future leaders and mobilize communities help themselves.

Long-Term Impact

This project provides communities with expertise to help them initiate their own projects to address community priorities over the longer term. By encouraging young people to participate in local decision-making through youth councils and youth-led campaigns, the project helps build future community leaders. Volunteers gain concrete job skills and confidence as they develop their potential. Through mobilising the development of others, volunteers learn what it means to contribute to society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.youthstarcambodia.org/​
Visit our Facebook page

Organization Information

Youth Star Cambodia

Location: Phnom Penh - Cambodia
Website: http:/​/​www.youthstarcambodia.org/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Mora Gibbings
Project Leader:
Mora Gibbings
Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Cambodia
Have a concern about Youth Star Cambodia? Contact GlobalGiving.

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Find another project in Cambodia or in Children that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.