Sovann Phoum Organization is working for the poor children and their family
Vocational Training Program
Posted Date : 06-01-2016 [22]
Our Philosophy and Practices
Poverty can be reduced by different ways. One of the effective means of alleviating poverty is to generate and increase income of the people. Sovann Phoum strongly believes that under-privileged beneficiaries are able to move out of extreme poverty when they acquire special skills, get jobs/run income generating activities, and earn income. Providing disadvantaged youths with skills and placing them in labour markets has been one the main programs implemented by Sovann Phoum for several years. 
Our Experiences in Vocational Training
The Sovann Phoum’s current vocational training team is the former project team of an international NGO, Enfants & Développement (E&D), which implemented an integrated program in Phnom Penh sub-urban areas since 1993. The Team has gained long experience in vocational training and job placement with poor youths.
Our Beneficiaries
Since we are working for the poor and vulnerable citizens, beneficiaries of our Vocational Training program are:
Youths (more female than males), aged between 17 and 30 years;
Those youths are from extremely poor, very poor, and poor families living in disadvantaged areas, including slum areas, squatter’s areas, dumping areas, and re-settled areas of sub-urban and urban areas of Phnom Penh. Some of them migrated from rural poverty-stricken areas. This group represents 90% of the total youth trainees.
HIV/AIDS carriers and HIV/AIDS infected members (5%)
Sexually-abused victims and trafficked girls (1%)
Those youths have completed the lowest level of education, and some of them cannot read and writer, because of extreme poverty and of no support from others;
Those youths are unskilled, unemployed, having no opportunity for jobs, but demonstrating high motivation and commitment for skill learning and working.