Our project began in 2012 when our founder, Sarah Knight, visited the rural Takeo Province in Cambodia as a tourist. Overwhelmed by the vulnerability of young people to exploitation and the lack of educational opportunities, Sarah began working towards a solution with the aim of changing the futures of young people in the community.
Understanding the need to work hand-in-hand with the whole community in order to achieve long-term sustainable change for future generations, Sarah immersed herself in the province, working with local community leaders, to open the Project Change International Community Centre in 2013.
Over the years, our Community centre has become a heart within the province. It serves as a refuge for vulnerable women and girls to heal, learn skills that enable them to become self-sufficient, and receive educational opportunities that were previously unavailable.
To ensure no young person is left behind, we have adopted an individualistic approach to positive change. By identifying the unique strengths and difficulties of our beneficiaries, we ensure they have the best chance at success. This includes enlisting the help of like-minded Cambodian charities that offer medical and mental health care services.
Despite the support of our dedicated volunteers and donors, to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and exploitation, there is a need for more hands.