|Regions: Africa Asia Latin America|
Name of Organization: Women Development Association (WDA)
Project Title: "Reduction of Child Labor Project"
Project Timeframe: May 2005-January 2006
Location of Project: Province of Prey Veng
Budget Amount: $ 9,700
NGO contact and website:
No 69 D0+1, Street 97, Group 31, Village 5
Sangkat Phsa Deum Thkov, Khan Chamcar Mon
Phnom Penh Cambodia
Phone: (855-12) 955-105 / (855-23) 720-807
E-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Project's Primary Objective: Raise awareness on the importance of education for all children, and to mobilize a wide array of actors in order to improve and expand education infrastructures.
Description of Organization: Women Development Association (WDA) was established in 1994 to respond to many issues that surfaced after the first election in Cambodia in 1993. Its vision is to improve people's freedom and capacity to cope peacefully with their difficulties, combat poverty and make affirmative changes in their lives. The organization has a special focus on women, children, and youth from poor and vulnerable families, aiming to strengthen capacity of community-based structures to achieve long-term development by addressing the following issues:
Through awareness-raising activities in schools and communities, promotion and facilitation of at-risk children's access to vocational skills training, mainstreaming child labor issues in school curriculum, mobilization of child teams as peer counselors, special study sessions for in-school at-risk children and the integration of child labor and education issues in community development activities, the project expects the following results:
Enrollment: 108 children (90 out-of-school and 18 in vocational skills training)
Persistence: 120 in-school children
Transition: children enrolled in program are expected to graduate from formal school/vocational training.
Completion: 228 children