Youth Council of Cambodia (YCC) currently receives funds from the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Council of Swedish Youth Organization (LSU), Save the Children International, Oxfam America, and Care International. To learn more about the projects that we partner with these organizations for, please read the descriptions below.

Projects funded by International Republican Institute (IRI):

YCC has been implementing the project of Accountability in Politics and Governance Program, which concentrates on fostering greater participation by youth in democratic process, and pressing elected officials to address issues of concern to Cambodia youth. This project has targeted nine provinces-Takeo, Kandal, Svay Rieng, Kampong Speu, Battambang, Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, Prey Veng, and Phnom Penh. The project focuses on two main points: training and education, advocacy and youth network.

  • The training and education program strengthens youth capacity of advanced democracy seminar (ADS) and ADS 2.0 (citizen journalism).
  • The advocacy and youth network program increases youth’s capacity, and encourages youth to communicate with sub-national and national authorities.

Projects funded by the National Council of Swedish Youth Organization (LSU):
YCC has been implementing the project of Global Action Local Empowerment (GALE) to promote youth & women leaders to participate in community development, and to strengthen women leadership’s capacity.  The project focuses on the activities listed below in the following provinces- Takeo, Kandal, Svay Rieng, Kampong Speu, Battambang, Siem Reap, Kampong Cham, Prey Veng, Phnom Penh, Kampong Thom, Pursat, and Kampot.

  • Youth and women leadership conferences
  • Advanced Democracy Seminar (ADS)
  • Grassroots Advocacy Campaigns

Projects funded by Save the Children International (SCI):
YCC has been implementing the project of Education for Youth Empowerment (EYE) under the advisement of SCI. The objective is to empower vulnerable young people in urban areas through education and training to become active economic, social, and political citizens. The project’s targeted areas cover Phnom Penh’s municipality. The project’s main activities are:

  • To increase access to employment opportunities for vulnerable and marginalized youth through enterprise-based training;
  • Allowing vulnerable young people to access and use information to help gain knowledge and employment;
  • To increase acceptance of vulnerable youth as active agents of change at the community level

Projects funded by Oxfam America:
YCC has been implementing the project ‘Women and Youth Creating Their Own Business Opportunities’. The objective is to bring basic financial services (credit/savings) to women and youth so they can support their livelihood and business ventures. This project consists of 150 groups with over 2,000 members. This project takes place in the Oddar Meanchey province.

We also partnered with Oxfam America to celebrate International Youth Day 2017, where we hosted a conference that encouraged building confidence for women. During the day-long conference, we had distinguished female speakers tell their stories of building confidence to develop their communities, their careers, and their livelihood.

Projects funded by Care International:
YCC has been implementing the project ‘Implementation of Social Accountability Framework’. The objective is to create social accountability in the sub-national democratic development reform process. We empower women and youth to obtain information so they can strengthen the allocation and use of budgets at the commune level. The project targeted in Kampot province.