Wow what a 3 months we have just had! Jammed packed with lots of exciting new things, new staff, a new baby for Soknin - our amazing Fiance & Admin Coordinator and the launch of our SHE Project Life Skills Curriculum in to our partnered 4 Government schools. Our adolescent Girls Clubs are really developing with large numbers of girls now attending across the 4 schools.
You can see our impact in numbers below..
We also recently took 4 of our Girls Club leaders up to Siem Reap where they were trained by the Cambodian Chapter of Days for Girls in Menstrual Health and we received 125 kits to hand out to our scholarship girls following peer to peer workshops. So proud of these leaders who show courage and determination to stand up and be counted as young women leaders in their schools and communities.
We also celebrated International Women's Day, had a wonderful time gifting bicycles out to 33 girls through our partnership with Lotus Outreach and hosted a health day in our community centre which was attended by 17 family members and 18 girls who all bravely stood in line to receive vaccinations.
Sadly, we also bid farewell to Jenna our Communications & Marketing Coordinator after 6 months as a volunteer. You may have noticed the quality of the photos and stories that have been coming through of recent times which has been amazing. Jenna is getting married in a couple of months and we wish her well as she begins a new journey.
We celebrated the 5th Anniversary of AusCam Freedom Project in January!
On the 18th of January, 2012 armed with a notebook and pen, Geoff, myself and son Ben sat at a little coffee shop in Dolls Point Sydney and scribed out our vision to see young women in Cambodia given opportunity, choices and freedom. We went and registered our non profit and a week later returned to Cambodia and began the process of developing our partnership with the Cambodian Government and our first program - Transitions Life Centre (TLC Home) for girls. So began the incredible journey of AusCam Freedom Project!
Geoff and I are truly humbled by the support we receive all around the world and watching the growth of our programs and to see our vision come to life through a hardworking, passionate and committed Cambodian Team. They are outstanding and do such an awesome job. And of course the many young women and girls we have had the pleasure to walk beside and are continuing to support through the power of Education. They are the real champions.. fighting for their rights and a hopeful future in often very challenging circumstances..
The Last 3 Months in Numbers...
Huge thanks goes out to all our wonderful supporters. Thanks to your continued generosity and support, these girls are now able to build a solid foundation for a promising future - one that is free from violence and exploitation.
Founder/International Program Director
PROTECTION & EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION, MENTORING & LIFE SKILLS
AusCam Freedom Project believes girls should be 'taught not trafficked'.
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