Skills Training

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Homeland aims to strengthen the income-generation capacity of families and older children who receive our services by providing a range of vocational and skills training.

In the last three years, Homeland has provided over 85 apprenticeships in motorcycle repair, make-up and beauty, hairdressing and other vocations through partner training schools, such as Don Bosco and Sala Bai. We also regularly host agricultural trainings in communities for livestock raising.

In-house, Homeland provides training in weaving traditional Khmer fabrics and handicraft-making. These products are available through our Gift Shop.

 

Weaving and Handicrafts 

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Homeland’s Handicraft Program was established in 1998, with the aim of improving the ability of families to generate their own income, especially in households of women affected by HIV/AIDS. The Handicraft Program has become an official member of the Artisans Association of Cambodia (AAC) as a fair trade organization, and now provides training to young women and vulnerable youth and their families.

Products made by the center are available for sale at Homeland and a small number of hotels and market stalls in Battambang and Phnom Penh.

The program currently has 2 weaving trainees and 2 handicraft trainees. In the last three years, more than 35 young women graduated. All have since started their own business or are employed in the garment industry.