Siem Reap, Cambodia
Improving access to education and employment for children and young adults in the disadvantaged farming and slum communities of Siem Reap.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap in Cambodia is a province well known for its beautiful scenery, historic culture and thriving tourist industry. Most tourists flock to the main city, Siem Reap to use as a base from which to explore the wider area.

However, for local people the beautiful external story hides deeper troubles. Multi-dimensional poverty issues affect the indigenous people of both the city and more rural areas, complicated by the tourist industry which has driven up prices of produce and trade for local people.

The mismanagement of tourist volunteer programmes by some external NGO’s has complicated community responses to poverty issues and had a detrimental effect on local ability to develop economically and socially in accord with their indigenous ideas and culture.

SAFE have embarked on this new project with local partner organisation NFPO (New Future for the Poor Organistion) to improve access to education and employment for children and young people of the local community.

Siem Reap, Cambodia Project Goals

Millennium Development Goals
The Siem Reap, Cambodia project is helping to work towards these Millennium Development Goals. There are eight MDGs, ranging from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. Find out more here.