Developing Skills Organization (DSO) was recently formed by a group of experienced NGO staff who are committed to continue the support of disadvantaged Cambodian children for their basic needs after reintegration from another NGO shelter and in the poor local communities, providing education, foreign language, and literacy as well as vocational training skills to children, youths and also their parents.
Our first project was named Provide Education to Poor Children and Youths in the Communities (PEPCYC Project) which established a local community language school near the dump site in Svaymean Leak village, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, in 2011. Then the DSO officially registered with the Ministry of Interior on 3rd May 2017 (Letter No: 1189) as a new NGO.
The DSO is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization which aims to provide non-formal education, literacy, languages, skills and social services to disadvantaged and vulnerable children, youths and families to break the cycle of poverty (under the motto: “No education, No change”).
We seek to support disadvantaged and vulnerable children, youths and their parents, improving their quality of life through the provision of education and vocational training skills.
- To provide a safe environment and enhanced opportunities to disadvantaged and vulnerable children through the provision of non-formal literacy and language education, benefiting their ability to subsequently access & succeed with higher education.
- To provide appropriate vocational training skills to improve the living conditions of youths and their families to ensure they can support themselves in a sustainable manner.
- To support social activities to reduce poverty.
4. Core Values:
The DSO believes in achieving its objectives through certain core values such as:
- Capacity building
- Respect & Equality