M’lop Tapang Vocational Training Centre
Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Implementing partner M’Lop Tapang aims to link training to effective, viable income generation opportunities for young men and women (age 15+). By providing the opportunity to learn a skill, these students are empowered to support themselves and their families in the future. We equip them with life skills including Khmer and English language, health and drug awareness, and budgeting before entering the workforce so they are able to maintain employment in an increasingly competitive environment. Currently, 70 children are learning skills in motorbike mechanics, electrical repair and installation, welding, and screen printing. The girls’ centre trains over 30 students – many of whom formerly worked in karaoke bars or as sex workers – in sewing, arts and crafts, and hospitality skills.