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Vocational Training Fund
WHY DONATE TO THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING FUND?
|Boys learning to repair electrical wiring||Learning cooking to start foodstall business||Learning English in HVPV computer room|
1. Jobs are very hard to find
Economists in Cambodia expressed their concern over declining rate of employment in Cambodia, and that fear coincided with the claim that approximately 300,000 Cambodian adults do not have jobs, local newspaper Business Press reported.
Sok Sina, a researcher from the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) said that the number of jobless people has increased from 10 to 20 percent and that people who have jobs mainly live in cities, while most people in rural areas have remained jobless.
He added that farmers cannot farm the entire year and that 12 percent of Cambodia's youth aged from 10 to 24 years old are unemployed.
Neak Samsan, a research official from the Economic Institute of Cambodia, said that in 2005 thousands of university graduates were jobless and every year thousands more who complete their education are unable to find jobs.
|2. Children from provinces are not as street smart as those in the cities|
|3. Relationship is important to secure jobs e.g. Manager will employ a relative rather than a trained person he does not know|
|4. Orphans have no parents or relatives to help them get jobs|
|5. Academic qualifications does not guarantee jobs|
|6. Private universities, no certification|
|7. Marketable vocational skills will give them competitive advantage in securing jobs or starting a micro business.|
|HOW DOES THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING FUND HELP THE ORPHANS?|
|1. Funds to send experts over to do training e.g. cooking, beauty, electrical, computers, farming etc|
|2. Funds to purchase training tools and equipment|
|3. Hope Training Centre – may set up a permanent training school e.g. a 6 month to 1 year entrepreneurship course on how to start and run your own business|
|4. Funds may be used to employ external parties to help develop curriculum e.g. business simulation software|
|5. Chargeable but free to selected people who may be gifted but too poor to afford training|
|6. Curriculum development can be quite costly|
|7. Development of a business game (e.g. like Monopoly)|
|8. The end goal is to enable students to start a small business with the skills he acquired or to find a job|
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