Local youth volunteering
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Promoting Local Youth Volunteering

To support members of Youth Clubs located in villages in remote rural areas to become agents of solidarity and educational and social development of their community.

In remote areas of Cambodia, the educational sector remains affected by limited access to quality instruction, with high dropout rates. The habit of going to a library to read and borrow books remains a challenge to be promoted in a rural society.
Also, the culture of volunteering has not yet been accepted by many in Cambodia. This has resulted in limited opportunities for young people to be agents of solidarity for education and socio-economic development in their communities.

Reading with youth volunteeringYouth clubs with Sipar Cambodia

Sipar and its local partner NGO Youth Star have been collaborating since 2011 in promoting local volunteering opportunities in remote areas in Kratie and Prey Veng. The activities conducted by trained young members aged 8 to 20 benefit many people, both children and adults, contributing to educational and community development, enhancement of youth commitment and valorization of solidarity and root level democracy.

The Youth Clubs implement the following activities in the target communities:

  • Mobile reading activities through «Backpack Libraries»: reading activities and book borrowing services.
  • Tutoring classes for disadvantaged children in primary schools to prevent them from school failure and drop out.
  • Awareness raising campaigns to disseminate key messages for prevention and protection issues in the form of parades, quizzes, games and shows…

Reading and learning with youth volunteers Sipar CambodiaReading and learning with youth volunteers Sipar Cambodia

Awarness action with youth volunteers Sipar in Cambodiayouth volunteers with Youth Stars and Sipar in Cambodia

Apart from teaching them new skills, Sipar also strives to offer future prospects to young people by organizing information days on the available university scholarships (AFECAP, Smart, Digital Gateways); So far, 10 young people have obtained a scholarship since 2015.

For the same purpose, Sipar launched in 2019 its first edition of career forums and vocational orientation sessions in partnership with Smart Axiata in high schools and youth clubs. The first took place in the communities of Korsang in Kratié and Pratheat in Prey Veng, bringing together nearly 2,000 young people (secondary school students and volunteers from Youth Clubs) as well as Smart employees!

Key figures

  • 19 Youth Clubs : total 516 members (403 girls)
  • 64 Backpack Libraries
  • 94 “Little teachers” with 1184 pupils attending tutoring
  • 19 Awareness Campaigns with 1190 beneficiaries


CHHEAN Dany, Youth Club Member

"I have been working with children and youth club since I was young, at that time I was silent child but now I am confident and I am able to solve other's children problems and motivate them to continue study in the school."

THOL Srey Sakada, a Youth Club Member

“I like this activity because it is a very important activity that could contribute to the education of the children in my village and this could help develop my community”

Interview of Dany, a Youth Club leader at Prey Veng

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