March 2018 saw another great achievement for Youth Star Cambodia, with six volunteers successfully recruited for Pre-Departure Training (PDT) from the 5th to 16th at the Youth Star office. Our new cohort comprises of five females and one male.
Pre-departure training is a crucial period for equipping volunteers with the skills and confidence they need before heading to their communities. It covers areas such as community mobilizing, leadership, conflict resolution, communication, and networking. A session on management and report writing is built in as well to ensure the volunteers will provide effective updates on their work in the community. We also invited our partner organization, Sipar, to provide training on monitoring tutoring and public reading classes for children in the community in order to improve their reading skills and habits.
Upon completing training, Youth Star Cambodia held a closing ceremony to celebrate their success and commitment prior to taking up placements in Prey Veng province.