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Global Giving Update… Postcard from Cambodia.

This video was shot back in 2008 when eight young shy Cambodians were lacking the tools and confidence for independent living. Today, in their early 20s they have benefitted hugely from the Preparation and Integration modules that this Life Skills programme provides. It has helped them immensely prepare for, and adjust to, life beyond Sangkheum Centre for Children. 

We are delighted to say we are still in touch with all of them and only the two still studying at University are beneficiaries of the programme.  All of the young guys have secure work and have agreed to “graduate” from the support.  The two girls have gained skills, one is a trained nurse the other has gained experience in a hotel, but for now they are both settled down with their husbands.  Without this programme we are convinced they would not be as happy, safe and independent.

As you see the film was scripted, presented and mostly filmed by the young adults. However, it wouldn’t have been made without the vision of Nathan Nelson, who during his hard work at Sangkheum Centre devoted lots of time, energy, motivation and attention in developing the Young Adult Programme.

The course work devised is still very much in use, not only at Sangkheum but replicated throughout Siem Reap at different organisations supporting young adults.

Nathan has supported HOPE from the beginning and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his continued support, especially his IT support and web development.

See the full global giving report here!

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