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Breaking the Cycle of Youth Marginalization and Vulnerability in Rural Communities in Cambodia

This 36-month project aims at strengthening the capacity of Non State Actors to establish model Community Learning Centres (CLCs) in Prey Veng Province. ACTED’s 4 pilot CLCs are community-managed and reflect community-needs in their approach to vocational training. They aim to provide systematic literacy, life-skill and vocational skills training to educationally disadvantaged youth. The program targets out of school children and their parents; un-employed and vulnerable youth, 6 CLC Management Teams, 6 Youth Support Committees ; 36 teachers; 100 members of village, commune and district administration in Svay Antor District.

ACTED aims to engage all relevant Ministries and best-practice guidelines as to institutionalize the pilot CLCs, integrating them into national systems. Integration will ensure access to national funding and support program sustainability post-program handover. In addition, capacity building with CLC management teams and local authorities will support the function of local funding mechanisms and social enterprise operations, aimed at increasing sustainable economic operation and local ownership.