By bringing sport to the kids in their own communities and by combining sports with social messages, children not only learn new skills, but also grow in confidence and find ways to face challenges, assert their rights and voice their opinions.
Globalteer’s vision in and with their own school, the Helping Hands School in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is to see a generation of young Cambodian people for whom sport and physical education – and all the health, lifestyle and life-skills benefits that go with it – is a natural and integral part of their lives.
Problem to be tackled
The children of Cambodia face major problems on a daily basis: poverty, poor hygiene, insufficient health care, limited access to potable water, child labour, sex trafficking and exploitation and child marriage. These problems are even more significant for girls, as their access to education is limited – as they get older their dropout rates become higher, especially in rural areas, often because they begin seeking jobs to help their families financially.
Globalteer are focusing in the province where they already operate – in Siem Reap, Cambodia – helping the students within their own school, the Helping Hands School, and in those in other rural areas in the province, benefiting the community as a whole.
The aim of the Sports Programme is to provide access to multiple sports to disadvantaged and underprivileged children in Siem Reap, specifically in rural areas – with a focus on football and volleyball.
The main focus will be on children from the rural areas in Siem Reap, seeing as the government has concentrated mainly in Phnom Penh, Globalteer would like to concentrate in giving these kids from schools on the outskirts more of a chance to be involved and active in playing sport on a regular occasion.
Most of these kids don’t have sports at school and with these different areas of focus this will give many kids an opportunity that otherwise they would never have.
With the support from The SOL Foundation Globalteer will be able to start and implement a five-phase project plan for the benefit of the students as well as the surrounding area of the Helping Hands School in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Globalteer‘s vision is to have a world where human and animal suffering are minimised and the future of our planet is safeguarded by effectively harnessing the goodwill of people who share this vision.
Their mission is to provide appropriate support to responsible and sustainable projects working in community development, wildlife rescue and environmental conservation and to raise awareness of the plight of the communities with whom they work and create lifelong ambassadors for the projects with which they work.