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A Volunteer Experience – Elora

A Volunteer Experience – Elora

Not even a world pandemic could keep Elora away from her mission! You probably already heard about our volunteer coordinator, Elora. Back in France she has her own business called Craft Plastic. She recycles plastic waste into valuable objects. She decided to take a break from her business to dedicate one year to others before completely committing to her own project.  It has been almost 8 months since Elora started her civic service, even if she will keep volunteering a few more weeks with us, her mission ends at the end of July. She has shown incredible determination and drive, braving quarantine and COVID-19 to come to Siem Reap. She has been a huge asset for Anjali, brining creativity and… Read more

In 5 Years I See Myself…

In 5 Years I See Myself…

The Dreams of Our PEPY Interns In January we welcomed six new interns - Rin, Chhorvy, Sokhit, Kimnoing, Seangheng, and Hon! We partnered with PEPY Empowering Youth to provide these internships for these stellar university students. (more…) Read more

Anjali and Cambodia Facing COVID-19

Anjali and Cambodia Facing COVID-19

Cambodia is now experiencing increased COVID-19 cases, this is how Anjali is helping our students and families get through the pandemic. Read more

Anjali Alumni – Oudom

Anjali Alumni – Oudom

I have been involved with Anjali House for almost ten years since I was a fourth-grade student in 2014. To be honest, before I attended to study in this organization, I was a person who hated education. I tried to drop out of school many times because of a lot of reasons. Firstly, to help my family financially. I thought that if I drop out of school, I can find a lot of money to support my family situation. Secondly, I was really addicted to hanging out with bad guys/ wrong crowds. I hardly went to school. My parents were stressed about my problems. Even though they had less education, they never wanted me to stop studying. A few months… Read more

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science     February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Both science and gender equality are critical to achieving the goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. According to UNESCO, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Additionally, few female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. Only 30% of females in higher education chose to study STEM-related fields.  These problems are further highlighted in Cambodia. Only 39% of students enrolled in tertiary education programs are women. This disparity is even more pronounced when looking at the STEM disciplines. Women make up a mere 14% of the students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, compared… Read more

How is Anjali handling COVID-19?

How is Anjali handling COVID-19?

SITUATION IN CAMBODIA (updated May 12th) The disease Cambodia has detected zero new COVID-19 cases in 33 days. The total number of cases reported to date, from the first case reported on January 27th at Sihanoukville to the last reported case on April 12 in Phnom Penh, remains at 122. 121 of these people have recovered. There are still one COVID-19 positive patients undergoing hospitalization and treatment in Phnom Penh. Schools remain closed. According to a government communiqué, they may reopen in November 2020, or earlier if the situation improves. The effects While reported cases in Cambodia have remained low, the country has been deeply impacted by other effects of the pandemic. Containment, border closures, and the halt in tourism have forced… Read more

Meet some of Anjali’s heroines

Meet some of Anjali’s heroines

At Anjali, we support women and girls to reach their goals. One way we do this is through hiring and training women staff. Our team includes six women who are dedicated to the education of our young students. Let’s meet them! Simon is our executive director. Before she came to Anjali, she was a teacher at different schools and NGOs while she trained to work in hospitality. “When I started to work at Anjali, I fell in love with the work I was doing. I had a very good connection with the children and the parents. With my work, I feel very useful, and I could see the change in our children and families - they were more confident.” After… Read more

Advancing gender equality

Advancing gender equality

During the last decade, Cambodia has made a lot of progress on gender equality. From 2009 to 2018, the government passed a series of laws and measures to increase gender equality as part of its Gender Mainstream Strategic Plan and its Strategy for Gender Equity in TVET. These laws helped promote gender equality in education and vocational training. They helped women find job opportunities, and encouraged better social attitudes and favorable conditions for women’s participation in all working sectors.  To continue this undeniable progress, Cambodia must continue to work toward gender equality. Women are still underrepresented in politics and public decision making, higher education, and certain work sectors. According to a 2011 study by USAID, girls still have a higher… Read more

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