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Project Partners: Golden Futures & New Future for Children

Our partner in Cambodia is New Future for Children (NFC), a children's centre in Phnom Penh. We also work with Golden Futures, a UK charitable trust supporting education in Cambodia on this initiative. Volunteers from the University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham have volunteered at NFC since 2006 supporting the children to get into universities and work to kick-start their careers, breaking the cycle of poverty. The volunteers work with young adults who have recently graduated from NFC as well as those in their final years at the centre, providing them with careers advice and guidance on university applications.

The majority of children at NFC are day students from the local community from low-income families while there are a small number of live-in students, many of whom lost their parents and family members to HIV/AIDS and the Khmer Rouge era where up to 2 million Cambodians lost their lives.

This project is available to students at the University of Nottingham from 2015 onwards. The project is normally in the months of July and August.

Skills required: Experience or knowledge of working and communicating with young adults.

Project duration: 4 weeks (negotiable).

Team fund-raising target: £1000.

Number of volunteers: 4-5.

Volunteer expenses: flights ~ £400, accommodation ~ £5 per week, food ~ $10-15 per week.

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Cambodia Project - 2006