Geeks in Cambodia is excited to be the Cambodian outreach partner of Wedu Global, a social enterprise based in Bangkok that is calling for 400 young women interested in STEM careers and education to be part of their Rising Stars programme!
Despite Cambodia’s progress in women’s rights and increases in the number of girls having access to education, in 2017 the Kingdom was ranked 99 out of 144 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index (WEF GGI), and Wedu hopes to help change that.
As part of Rising Stars, Wedu offers mentoring along with financial assistance in the form of Future Income Sharing Agreements (FISA). FISA gives young women a chance at further education by providing funding that is repaid flexibly.
Unlike bank loans, payments are only made due when the young women are employed or earning an income. Repayments are then used to fund future generations of Rising Stars, keeping the programme sustainable and giving even more women opportunities.
Wedu – an acronym from Women’s Education – has mentored and financed over 700 young women in 24 countries, giving opportunities to women in developing countries, and now they are looking for 400 Cambodian women. Their programme in the Kingdom will provide both online and in-person training, mentoring for personal development, and career coaching.
Wedu is also looking for volunteers to support their initiatives in Cambodia, with a commitment period until February of 2019. Become a volunteer HERE!