Thursday 7 March 2013

Empowering Women in the Developing World

The Harpswell Foundation provides leadership training and accommodation to Cambodian women who have shown strong academic ability and/or leadership potential with the aim of them moving into leadership roles in Cambodian business, law and politics.

Specifically, the women develop negotiation, critical thinking and presentation skills. There are two dormitories across Phnom Penh, with approximately 80 women.

The NGO was visited by Hilary Clinton last year and has funding and support from the UN, Peace Corps and MIT University. A large number of the women have gone on to accept work experience in the USA and permanent employment in Phnom Penh following their time at The Harpswell Foundation.

For more information see The Harpswell Foundation.

To sponsor The Harpswell Foundation, please get in touch with Rachel