SE Asia Grant Partners
FOUNDATION FOR CAMBODIA DEVELOPMENT (FCD)
This is Pangea’s 4th year of funding FCD, an organization that provides advocacy and training to identify and assess resources, infrastructure, and needs in remote areas of Cambodia. Since 2011, FCD has worked with communities to construct a water pond, repair a damaged road and build a community hall in a Pagoda. FCD is responding to farmers’ requests in Kandek, Pol villages and nearby communities to address irrigation needs for dry season farming.
2014: Pangea supported the construction of a 1000-meter-long irrigation canal to connect a large existing reservoir to fields below, allowing farmers in several villages to add a second crop planting and harvest during the dry season.
2015: Pangea funded the construction of a 3-room schoolhouse next to an existing schoolhouse in a remote rural village with 317 families of which 40 are ethnic minorities. School children were to have one classroom for grades 5 & 6, a library, and a bathroom.
2016: Pangea funded work in 3 provinces to empower village representatives by training them to identify and prioritize needs, to develop solutions and projects to address those needs, and to secure funding. To this end, a curriculum was developed, ten local people were trained, and 500 stakeholders in the 3 provinces participated in the community development process.
2017: The Pangea grant supported the expansion of the last year’s Community Human resources Development Project (CHRDP) with the training of 10 more people during 24 sessions in 10 villages in 3 Provinces.
2018: FCD will create a Longview Community Development Committee with the goal of developing a market place and Interpretative Center in Longview village.
Grant Award 2018: $5,000
KAMPUCHEA WOMEN’S WELFARE ACTION (KWWA)
Pangea is pleased to introduce a new partner in this year’s grant cycle, Kampuchea Women’s Welfare Action (KWWA). This initial grant will impact 240 families with the development of small community gardens that adapt to climate change. 2018 Grant Award: $5,000
WOMEN PEACEMAKERS (WPM)
WPM, Women Peacemakers, was founded in 2000 by a group of university students to address conflict issues in Cambodia. It has narrowed its focus to address issues related to the protection of women’s rights and gender-based violence. In 2014, Pangea funds were used to continue the expansion of their work by conducting three training workshops for women and girls. In 2015, Pangea funded training workshops for women and girls in 8 new villages with follow-up in 8 existing villages that address Women’s Rights protection and conflict management.
2016: Pangea supported the training of community leaders and development of networks to address domestic violence; training university students to become agents of change for peace building and protection of women’s rights, and training of women in active nonviolence strategies in their own organizing and mobilizing work.
2017: In this 4th year of partnership with WPM, Pangea’s funding supported the ongoing work of raising awareness of gender-based violence, the promotion of gender equality and reduction of violence against women and children.
The Pangea community continues to be profoundly impressed with the work done by WPM. 2018 funding will be used as follows:
- Improve prevention of violence again women and girls.
- Empower youth to develop their peace leadership potential.
- Foster inter-ethnic harmony and social inclusion.
Grant Award 2018: $10,000(See WPM website)
CWEG (Chin Women’s Empowerment Group), Chin State
CWEG, Chin Women’s Empowerment Group, was formed in 2010. It is led by alumni of the International School in Thailand. Chin State is the least developed state in Myanmar with women the most vulnerable group in Chin society: CWEG works to change their subordinate role.
2014: Pangea funds were used to conduct gender awareness training for both men and women. A vocational training program taught Chin women tailoring skills, allowing them to earn an income and improve their status in the family and community.
2015: Pangea funds supported two projects: 1). the creation of a curriculum to conduct gender awareness training for 30 men and women, and 2). the conducting of a 6-month vocational training course in tailoring for 5 more women who, upon completion, opened their own small shops.
2016: Pangea funding continued to support training in gender awareness. In addition, vocational training for women expanded into two areas: making organic fertilizer and making soap and shampoo.
2017: Pangea funding continued to support the group’s work in gender awareness training and ongoing development of employment opportunities for women. CWEG started a Women’s Development Resource Center in Hakha.
In this 5th year of partnership with CWEG, Pangea awarded an Operational Grant in ongoing support of their work. Grant Award 2018: $8,500
MEIKSWE – Northern Shan State
Meikswe was founded in 2004 to provide training and support to local organizations in health, education, and community development projects. It is located in Lashio in Northern Shan State, about a 3-hour drive from the China border.
Health programs include the health issues of women and children living with HIV/AIDS, reproductive health education and promotion of community hygiene. Meikswe’s educational focus includes early childhood care and developmental awareness training for parents. Increasingly, Meikswe is focusing on capacity building; strengthening the organizational and technical capacity of local organizations.
2013/14: Pangea funds helped Meikswe to build capacity with projects in two Lashio villages, Lihu and Lau: increased agricultural production with the purchase of 4 water buffalo; increased education access through boarding school fees for 5 middle and high school students; provided reproductive health training to villagers; provided mentoring and support for savings groups.
2015: Pangea funds were used to teach TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and provide support to 24 Basic English teachers in targeted schools.
2016: Pangea supported family planning and birth spacing in 3 villages; conducted herbicide awareness and bamboo planting training in 5 communities; provided carpenter training to rebuild in 6 communities after the destruction caused by flooding.
2017: Pangea’s funding supported women’s empowerment through leadership training/support for Meikswe staff, community facilitators, and village women. The funds also support family planning training/support.
2018: In this 5th year of funding, Pangea supporting the implementation of early childhood care and the development of related activities.
Grant Award 2018: $5,000
Pa-O Youth Organization (PYO) – Shan State
A new grant partner for Pangea Giving in 2017, this community-based organization focuses on human and environmental rights. With their Pangea grant, they conducted awareness trainings for farmers on environmental protection, land laws, mapping, and human/gender rights.
In 2018, Pangea funding is supporting the ongoing training of PA-O youth and human rights activists on human rights, the environment, democracy, natural resource management and sustainable development. Grant Award 2018: $7,500
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