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First Step training starts in Siem Reap, May 2013

First Step Social Work Training started this week in Siem Reap and we‘re very proud that HOPE is supporting this great training project, helping to build capacity in Cambodia to address some of the growing challenges. 19 participants will spend 352 hours over the next year learning, sharing and developing skills and confidence to work with male youth. 

 Not only do HOPE trustees fundamentally believe this training is essential to youth work in general, our work on the ground provides us with insight that qualified social work training is urgently required in Siem Reap. This is, as the programme name suggests, the first steps to help overcome some of the negative social impacts arising from the rapid increase of tourism and unequal spread of wealth associated with it.  

This comprehensive social work training will cover the following topics, Knowing yourself, Knowing your Client, Understanding Abuse and Exploitation, Impacts and Effects and Helping and Supporting. Key to the training is the development of critical thinking which can be applied to any social work situation including working with families.  The impact can be felt beyond each organisation into the wider community.

We’re equally pleased with the fact that some of the projects we have been supporting since our onset are participating in the training including: Sangkheum Center, This Life Cambodia and Anjali House.

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