Camp GLOW: Speakers Confirmed

8 06 2012

Remember me announcing that my girls’ empowerment project got funding? Well, I’m pleased to say that the planning stages have been going very smoothly. We’ve gotten the blessing of the Provincial Office of Education already, plus the venue and guesthouse are booked. Girls in all three of the participating schools have been attending club meetings regularly, despite the impending end of the academic year. We’ve even planned a Trivia Night fundraiser at a pub in Siem Reap later this month to bring in some extra funds.

However, the best news is that we’ve confirmed some really spectacular speakers for the event. The two lead presenters are young, strong and independent Khmer women who run grassroots NGOs addressing women’s health and empowerment. We couldn’t be any happier to have them on board!

Both organizations are providing women essential physical and mental health services that are not yet offered by any other organization in the area. The Women’s Resource Center, located in Siem Reap, provides health education, mental health counseling, legal aid, literacy education, positive parenting and work skills training. In Battambang, Our Strength describes itself as the only organization in the city for holistic women’s health education and counseling.

The Women’s Resource Center passing out brochures to eager students at the high school

Please click on the links below to view their websites. If you feel so moved, please also consider a donation. I can assure you that both of these organizations are worthy of your gift.

The Women’s Resource Center

Our Strength

Katie

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