Welcome to the Cambodia community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.
Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?
Hi everyone I'm Liz and although living in Singapore, I'm working in a social enterprise based in Cambodia to provide skills & empowerment to women who would otherwise struggle for survival. By teaching these ladies skills to make jewellery from re-used materials such as inner bike tubes, and selling them in other countries, these ladies are able to earn a salary, save money, purchase a property, and build a house thereby transforming their lives. We are in the process of turning this in to a for-profit social enterprise so that we can ultimately provide employment opportunities for more women. I'm interested in this group because I'm hoping to gain knowledge of best ways for Westerners to interact with Cambodians as the cultural difference is considerable. Thank you
Welcome Liz! Great to have you here. The organization you're working for sounds incredible - what is its name? Is there a website you can share? What's your role there?
Also, if you have any great tools / resources / best practices that will be helpful to other CSOs in Cambodia, please make sure to share them in the best practices post :)
Thanks Jason. We are still in the process of setting up the 'customer-facing' materials such as website etc