A childhood lived in extreme poverty leaves many girls and young women in Cambodia with a bleak future. Tragically, some end up on the streets, trying to make ends meet and exposed to dangers such as prostitution, trafficking, drugs, and violence.
The solutions we're proposing
W4's field program offers vulnerable girls and young women in Cambodia vital educational services while implementing initiatives to protect them from socio-economic dangers such as prostitution and violence.
Alongside formal educational programs, W4 offers the girls and young women in its programs lessons in Cambodian dance and music—traditional arts that were decimated during the regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. In addition to enabling the girls and young women to learn about their cultural heritage, these dance and music lessons also promote the girls’ personal development, interpersonal skills, and positive self-esteem. The classes enable the girls and young women to exercise their imaginations and embrace creativity, while also helping them to overcome trauma, acquire greater self-confidence and trust, and discover their potential on all dimensions.
The skills the girls and young women develop during these classes boost the self-esteem and creativity they need as they work to establish healthy, bright futures.
The impact of giving
Offer underprivileged girls and young women in Cambodia the opportunity of music and dance lessons to help them grow into self-aware, confident women and positive change-makers in their communities!