The project “
EU Aid Volunteers Involvement for Increasing People-Centred Humanitarian Response capacity” , led by Alianza por la Solidaridad aims to boost the humanitarian aid sector's capacity to provide needs based humanitarian aid in disaster prone and disaster affected areas. Four EU organisations from Italy, Greece, Hungary and Spain will work together with 16 organisations from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and North African countries, and Asia in different activities, all participating in humanitarian actions.
For the present vacancy,
Magyar Önkéntesküldő Alapítvány (HVSF) will act as sending organisation and Phare Ponleu Selpak Association will be the hosting organisation. None of them are faith-based organisations. Operational details & security context
PPSA was established in 1995 by nine young Cambodians and their French art therapy teacher, after they returned to their country from the refugee camp at the Thai border where they grew up. These young people wanted to help to rebuild their country after many years of conflict, and so they created an organization in support of the children in their community. Many of these children had been living in difficult situations, with histories of trauma, poverty and abuse. Through classes in the visual and performing arts, along with social support, the organization helped children express their trauma and reintegrate them into society.
More than twenty years later, PPSA has strengthened its professional arts vocational training
and has contributed to promote Cambodian culture and employability. Today as Cambodia is struggling to pull itself out of low-income country status, PPSA with 98 staff continues to support children’s self-development to build resilience and sustainable social development by implementing its four main programs including Education, Performing Arts, Visual and Applied Arts, and Social Support to about 850 direct beneficiaries.
Cambodia has witnessed a significant amount of violence throughout history. During the civil war in the 1980’s the country lost 90% of its Artists and intellectual.
The rebuilding of the educational system including a steady supply of trained manpower has been a slow process. Cambodia still benefits from support from foreign entities and volunteers to make up for the gap while building the local capacities.
Today, Cambodia is relatively peaceful and stable, showing steady economic development. There are no major security risks or threats and the country enjoys a growing tourism industry with ever increasing tourist arrivals from the region and across the world. Battambang, where Phare Ponleu Selpak is located, is the safest large city in Cambodia. As any tourist city, petty crime such as bag snatchings are reported but are rare. In the last 2 years no such incidences have been reported among our volunteers and staff.