Small grant phase II is an activity among of 3-main activities of Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) that we are implementing in 2016 which funded from FRIDA. The purpose of organizing the small grant, we want to be a part of treasure in our society by encourage youth, especially young women can be main potential in leading the project. And we want to create the opportunity for the young generation by improving their soft skill through the real practical works.
4 issues were raised about Women’s Right, Political, Economic and Environment and agreed to set up as the topics and criteria of small grants, therefore the group of grantees who are interested and have their own initiative ideas to develop their community are invited to apply. They just send their application form via write the small proposal in Khmer language to us. The 5 grantees who were been successful selecting by YWLN’s team, then they will be provided 600,000 Riel (US$ 150) that each group will start implementing in February 2016. The process of selecting base on voting to the fresh idea for community development, commitment, have at least 5 members in group and willing participation to the final meeting and deeply detail presentation on their project.
We started announcing our small grant phase II via design the poster in Khmer language and upload into our main page facebook since December 11, 2015 until January 29, 2016. There were 11 groups from diversity who were interested and submitted their proposal to our main contact. Each group are students from university and LBT network.
The winner groups list below:
|Name of groups||Summary activities|
(Hygiene & Sanitation for health)
|The group will implement their project at Chhung Ek community about Hygiene & Sanitation which focus on educate and raising awareness to little kids who had been living for many years in the rubbish dumps with their poorest family.|
(Girls ‘voice forum for changing)
|The Group will focus on children’s right through empowering the parents, commune counselors and teachers at Takeo Province.
Moreover, they want to see the community can encourage and give opportunity to young students on the right of expression, can make their own decision and be confident to work for community development especially on gender equality.
(Cambodian women and choise)
|The mentoring program will be organized and educated to young girls who will continue to choose the subject for Higher education in University.
They want to empower young women can make their own decision to choose subject that they are going to continue to study in their future. The small grant will implement at Kandal province.
(CamASEAN-LBT football-Kampong Chhnang)
|Because women are not treat well in society, specially related with the sport sector, a group of young women are trying to promoting and encourage other young women to participation and be the female footballer (female soccer).
They are interested to request the small grants for buying the equipment and material within the main objective to be a play role of young women and LBT to present to society that women can play the sport. Moreover, they want to announce to society that women and LBT have equal right in playing the sport.
The football match for end all form of discrimination LBT and women which will be held at Kampong Chhnang province.
| ការលើកកំពស់សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និងបរិស្ថាន
(Improving of the economic and environment)
|Benefit of group is working for community through creating opportunity work and family income. Organic vegetable planning, small business, recycling product will be promoted to 2 slum communities who live at sewage canal community and rail way community.
They strongly believe that base on their sustainable environment and economic idea will bring family economic is getting better in the future.
This is a long vision in the future via carrying the community live in hygiene and sanitation and can earn money via recycling product and organic vegetable.
Our members were interviewed via Radio Free Asia: http://www.rfa.org/khmer/program/women/importance-of-small-grant-for-young-woman-leaders-01222016031800.html