WEAVE Joins Global Fund for Children workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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From June 2-5, 2010, the Global Fund for Children (GFC) held its first-ever regional Knowledge Exchange workshop for its East and Southeast Asia (ESEA) grantee partners.  Held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, WEAVE, together with the 20 representatives from 18 GFC grantee partner organizations in seven different countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam) attended the exchange workshop.

The activities offered various opportunities for ESEA grantees to meet and exchange knowledge and skills in the implementation of their projects through the workshop sessions, grantee interactions, networking and learning the work of selected Cambodian grantee partners during site visits.

WEAVE is a GFC grantee partner and has been since 2005.  The grant provides funding to contribute to teacher training, materials and supplies for the Early Childhood Care and Development project, as well as for a portion of the supplemental feeding/lunch meals of children.

GFC www.globalfundforchildren.org – works to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world.  It gives small grants to innovative grassroots organizations.  It has, to date, awarded more than 2,800 grants, valued at over $17 million, to 401 community-based organizations in 75 countries.  More than 1 million children have benefited from the work of GFC.  GFC envisions a world where all children grow up to be productive, caring citizens of society.  It believes that small, community-based organizations are best able to make a difference in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.  It also believes that positive, lasting change begins from the ground up.