46% of children who don’t go to school have to work to help their parents earn money. By providing backpacks and school supplies, the limited money their parents earn can be used to feed the family.
How Free To Shine’s project addresses this problem:
Providing a backpack and school supplies will reduce the financial burden for families, and provide the girls with the equipment they need when they go to school.
250 girls will have backpacks filled with the school supplies they need and their parents will be less worried and less stressed about money and there will be more food for their family.
Free To Shine:
- Promotes safe communities for children through safety visits, social work interventions and community trainings;
- Supports the education of girls by providing financial and material support and improving their access to basic rights, and;
- Develops women in leadership by investing in the next generation of Cambodian women through training emerging leaders and funding university degrees.