THE AMAZING GIRLS
Unfortunately, there is still a gender problem in Cambodia. Girls and woman are still often suppressed and it is difficult to get a higher education or a leading position. This is what the AMAZING GIRLS OF THE WORLD PROJECT (AG) wants to change for the future of girls worldwide.
AG is an educational project funded in the USA, dedicated to protecting and educating young girls living in poverty. The program aims to empower young woman, awaken self-confidence, courage and compassion with various workshops. AG is about understanding, managing and about respecting yourself and other people. It is supposed to support the girls bulding a fondation for a succesfull life.
KKO wants to contribute to the positive movement of women empowerment. That is why Moeun Phary, cofounder and executive director of KKO, was delighted when asked in 2016 if they would like to collaborate with the “Amazing Girls of the World” project. The project, which focuses on the Global South, is designed to accompany young teenage women, mostly from the lower social class of the country, on their way to adulthood and to empower them towards independence and a healthy modern and positive mindset.
There are two different stages of the project. In the first stage, the teenagers are 13 to 17 years old and learn the basics of social, reflective, self-confident and valuable thinking. This also includes doing meaningful things together to further develop the community around them. The second phase then goes into more detail. The participants are between 16 and 22 years old and learn more about their personal development and opportunities for their future career.
The project is not only present in Cambodia but in several other countries of the Global South and is financially supported by the individual donors of the charity “Amazing Girls of the World”. The project is a great opportunity for the participants and an empowering addition to the rather incomplete school system, because they learn things that are not yet so widespread in Cambodia or are not taught due to certain role models.