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Communications and Fundraising Manager: Call for Applications

Communications and Fundraising Manager: Call for Applications

  Anjali House Mission By providing experiential learning, supplementary skills training, and scholarships, we support our children and their community to commit to education and make positive decisions about their futures.   About Anjali House Anjali is a community learning center in Siem Reap, Cambodia, that serves over 200 students and their families through our Young Explorers, Future Leaders, and Active Communities programs. Our vision is that students from low-income families are empowered to access higher education and become leaders in our community. We believe that no child should be forced to beg or work, and that they have the right to enjoy their childhood – to learn, play, make friends, and grow in a safe and happy environment. These… 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

Developing tomorrow’s leaders

Developing tomorrow’s leaders

At Anjali, we know being a good leader is key to success at school, work, or in your community. We prioritize developing leadership skills for both the young adults in our Future Leaders program, and as continued training for Anjali’s staff. That's why, our young adults and staff participate in workshops and training at Anjali and with our partners throughout the year.   Our young adults learn skills that will give them a leg up in higher education and their careers To prepare our young adults for professional life, we organize workshops, soft skills classes, and service learning through community projects. Public education in Cambodia focuses on topics like English, history, or science. We believe that in addition to these… Read more

Once upon a time in Anjali’s garden

Once upon a time in Anjali’s garden

From a small beginning…  In 2014, Anjali outgrew its old space and moved to a new location to accommodate more students. The new site was a former crocodile farm, offering more spaces for classrooms and staff offices. Behind the building was an untouched acre of wasteland which no one paid any attention to. However, two years later, Anjali welcomed a new long term volunteer, Annie, who decided to fundraise to turn this area into a productive space.  From this wild land, our organic garden became a place where winter melon, eggplant, herbs, morning glory and many more plants could flourish. We created a beautiful, sustainable, organic garden that helped feed 120 children every day for four years. Thanks to one… Read more

Commitment to their community – a priority for our young adults

Commitment to their community – a priority for our young adults

Our Future Leaders Program focuses on volunteering and internships in addition to skillbuilding. We encourage our young adults to attend events and participate in projects that will improve their community. Because our students benefit from being part of Anjali, we want them to give back through community service. Keep reading to hear some of their thoughts on these projects! In 2019, the young adults completed two community walks to collect litter. To further help them understand the importance of taking care of the environment, they did three tree planting events. Through these actions, they learned about nature, environmental issues, and how to take care of the place where they live. “When we were picking up the rubbish, we influenced people. We… Read more

Anjali’s improvements for 2020

Anjali’s improvements for 2020

We’re always working to expand and improve the impact of our NGO and offer the best services we can to our community. That’s why we underwent a review of our work in 2019. We saw that the community we serve is more financially stable and better able to provide basic care to their children than they were when we first founded our charity. We’re deepening our emphasis on early education, community engagement, and scholarships, and growing our family to over 200 students and their families.   What changes are you making?  We want to become a real community center and involve everyone in our work. One way we’re involving the community is by establishing a Parent Council and Student Council.… Read more

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