This project was closed once we moved to our new school.
We placed Srey Py (20) and Phara (17) with “Open Arms” for a twelve month Hairdressing and Beauty apprenticeship. Our girls were given a hairdressing and Beauty Kit each for a separate cost of around US$500 each, this provided all the necessary tools, solutions, dyes etc. The cost of the course is approximately US$250 for each girl not including the kits, this does not include the accommodation or food. This is all being sponsored by the Narrabeen Community Australia. At the end of the course these girls will be highly skilled and should be able to start their own business, again with help from CHOICE. They live nearby at our “Project 365” accommodation center in Phnom Penh. We have provided them with bicycles, bedding, fans backpacks etc. they will also study English. We take them home at least once a month to visit their family.
Open Arms is a registered NGO in Cambodia and run by Australian founders Sandra & Grahame Wade. They also run courses in Housekeeping and Cooking. Open arms is an organisation that trains underprivileged and rescued young Cambodian people with practical skills, in a loving and caring environment.
Open Arms is beautifully set up with a Hairdressing Salon, Training Salon and The Haven Tea Room that serves food, drinks and home made cakes, if your in Phnom Penh you should drop by to sample their goodies.