Project Partners: Golden Futures & New Future for Children
Our partner in Cambodia is New Future for Children (NFC), a community education centre in Phnom Penh. We also work with Golden Futures, a UK charitable trust supporting education in Cambodia on this initiative. Volunteers from InterVol have volunteered at NFC since 2006 supporting the centre’s children to get into universities and work to kick-start their careers, breaking the cycle of poverty. Now, volunteers from the University of Nottingham have the opportunity to work with young adults who have graduated from NFC as well as those in their final years at the centre, providing them with careers advice and guidance on university applications.
The majority of children at NFC are day students from the local community from low-income families along with a small number of live-in students. This project supports the process of reducing the number of large orphanages in Cambodia (deinstitutionalisation) and supports the remaining live-in students to gain employment and attend university; NFC no longer accepts live-in students and will move to a completely community-based model once all children graduate. There is also an opportunity to work on outreach programmes with New Future for Children’s sister programmes working in similar roles on community education programmes.
Skills required: Experience or knowledge of working and communicating with young adults, strong communication skills both verbally and in written form.
Project duration: 4-6 weeks (negotiable).
Number of volunteers: 4-6.