A workshop for mentally handicapped Cambodians

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Kampuchea Sela Handicap
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46day(s) of training to learn how to work in an open environment funded
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3 € = 1 day(s) of training to learn how to work in an open environment
Why we love it?

Kampuchea Sela Handicap embodies our vision of the non-profit world. With courage and passion, she questions prejudices about disability in Cambodia. With its ambitious vision and proven professionalism, it aspires to financial independence.

The project

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Preparing mentally handicapped young Cambodians for employment via its jam factory
58
beneficiaries
supported since 2011
30
BENEFICIALS
RESIDENTS, TRAINEES OR STUDENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY, IN 2023
6
EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS
(DAILY LIVING & EMPOWERMENT/FAMILY INCLUSION & DAY CARE/VOCATIONAL TRAINING)

Solution

KSH wishes to enhance the value and responsibility of its beneficiaries, and to raise awareness among Cambodian society and local authorities of the living and working conditions of this public still too isolated and stigmatized today. To achieve this, the association aims to become financially self-sufficient by professionalizing its sheltered, income-generating job preparation workshop, the L'IRRESISTIBLE confectionery, by achieving hygiene and quality standards, investing in equipment to increase its output and diversify its products, and developing its educational work-integration program.

In fact, in addition to its educational and awareness-raising component, this project includes an income-generating dimension. In this way, its beneficiaries become the primary players in their change, their path to autonomy and their integration into Cambodian society.

The ultimate goal of KSH is to ensure financial autonomy through the development of its educational program, with the aim of meeting 40-50% of its operating budget within 3-5 years, and 90% within 10 years.

Discover our new project: Café - job preparation center
 Kampuchea Sëla Handicap (KSH) aims to develop its actions over the long term as some of our beneficiaries, because of their disability or because they are without family will remain with us for the rest of their lives. This means that our organization must be able to anticipate and manage its resources and expenses sustainably, while offering diversity in our therapeutic & educational programs to increase our beneficiaries' autonomy over time. 

The ultimate goal of our global project is to ensure, in time, financial autonomy & food self-sufficiency through the development of our educational program, with the aim of meeting 40% to 50% of our operating budget within 3 to 5 years and 80% within 10 years. 
This objective is broken down into 3 activities (social enterprise jam factory/Café job preparation center/Agrotherapy & food self-sufficiency).

This dossier concerns one of these 3 projects, namely a
                            CAFÉ - CENTRE DE PREPARATION A L'EMPLOI

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                        Social enterprise, Café - center de préparation à l'emploi
                                     Horizon of 2026 - (3 years of development)
 
 
Open a Coffee Shop  on the site of our organization as a training center for catering professions, a showroom for our confectionery products and a window on society to prepare our residents for life in the community while enabling the public to discover our beneficiaries in their living and working environment. 
 
- The priority is to develop a new activity where all our residents can find their place and contribute to its success;
 
- A transitional stage to train some of our residents to work "Hors les murs" in our partner restaurants/cafés in Phnom Penh ;
 
- A new means of communication to promote our artisanal products (jams and syrups) and for our visitors to discover our residents in their living and working environment ;
 
- Generate additional income while limiting social enterprise expenses (coffee on our organization's website);
 
- Raise awareness of disability among the local population, showing them that people with mental disabilities are capable of contributing to local society in their own way.
 
Through this project, we plan to generate annual income to finance up to 20% of our organization's operating budget.

Support us in this new step towards the empowerment and integration into society, of our residents, young Cambodian adults, with intellectual disabilities!
Discover our new project: Café - job preparation center
The jam complies with health standards, and we're moving ahead with the commercial development of our workshop and the financial autonomy of our organization!
After a year of renovating and bringing our protected jam factory-workshop up to standard, we have signed a sales agreement with a local distributor who will be responsible for marketing our jams and syrups throughout Cambodia!
Thanks to this sales agreement, we plan to be able to finance 30 to 40% of our organization's operating budget by the end of 2025!
The jam complies with health standards, and we're moving ahead with the commercial development of our workshop and the financial autonomy of our organization!

The money will be used for

The funds made available will help professionalize the confectionery (bringing it up to health standards, obtaining quality certification, investing in production equipment) and develop its integration program by training its educational team.
"For 10 years, I've been fighting so that people with intellectual disabilities can live decently, without stigma, like a normal citizen.""
Sephan Soung
General Manager
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