Community Development2019-04-11T15:05:50+00:00

Community Development

We work closely with community and village leaders to make sure our education centres do not exist in a vacuum, but serve to lift up the wider community. Our goal is to create a good foundation for the children in our Education Programme and opportunities for their families to develop their skills to change their own lives.

Over 50 per cent of families in urban poor communities in Phnom Penh live on less than a dollar a day. The family’s subsistence needs often mean parents not only spend most of their time working – often leaving them with  little time to care for and supervise their children – but also are forced to send their children to work. Through offering parents opportunities to learn new skills and better employment opportunities, we increase the likelihood of our students staying in school and living in a more secure and safe environment.

Socio-economic and structural barriers have left urban poor communities exposed to a number of health- and sanitation-related risks. Poor sanitation practices and facilities mean children are vulnerable to waterborne diseases. We are working to increase knowledge on better hygiene practices and improve the health and well-being of our students and their families.

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In 2018:

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soap bars distributed
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visits to ISF libraries
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food parcels distributed

Our Community Development Projects:

Soap For Hope Project
Soap For Hope Project
Through the Soap for Hope Project, we collect used soap bars from local hotels and put them through a recycling process to disinfect, reshape and make new soap bars available to reuse. These are then included in the monthly food parcels that ISF students and their families receive.
Community & mobile libraries
Community & mobile libraries
We established community and mobile libraries in the areas where our students live to foster an appreciation of education and a habit of reading among our students, their families, and the wider community. The libraries also provide children with a safe place for enhancing their learning and to meet their friends.
Adult Literacy
Adult Literacy
Many of our students’ parents lack basic literacy and numeracy skills which limits their employment opportunities as well as their understanding of the value of education. We offer adult literacy classes to students’ parents and members of the local community to improve their skills and opportunities to increase their income as well as promote a culture of learning.
Women's Economic Empowerment
Women's Economic Empowerment
We have setup sewing courses and partnered with other organisations to enable women from the community to find employment or start their own small business. Our trainees learn how to sew as well as how to make and design clothes and other products.

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