We are pleased to announce the opening of the floating Community Education Centre in Tasom Village, on the Tonle Sap lake. The opening event, held on October 5th, 2016 was attended by parents, children, tuition teachers, savings group members and four staff from the Provincial Department of Education. During the launch, the Department of Education promised to provide additional teacher training and text books for the centre. The centre provides a space for 33 children to attend daily classes. It also contains a library, eco-friendly toilets and a water filter to ensure children have access to clean drinking water.
Women’s groups in Tamil Nadu, create beautiful village maps to share knowledge and initiate community discussions on complex issues. Widows, divorcees and single women are frequently subjected to discrimination, impacting on their psychological state, dignity, self-esteem and physical health. Deprived of equal opportunities to participate in daily life, many face isolation and poverty. Our project has established 24 women’s support groups with ~ 800 members. The groups provide a safe environment for women to connect and build confidence. Read more about this project here.