Vocational Training and Scholarship
As we build relationships with women through our Outreach programs, we offer women vocational training or education opportunities based on their skills and interests. We provide services from our own facility in Beauty Salon skills, and also refer women to other partner NGO’s to receive vocational training in Sewing and Design, Cooking, and Front Desk Administration.
At our facility, the women receive training for traditional Khmer weddings in hair styling, cosmetology and nail art by our beauty trainer. This vocational training program is one year long, and when the women graduate they can take their skills to other salons to provide an alternative income for themselves. Many also hope to run their own beauty salons at some point in the future. Some of the women in this program live in Butterfly Home while they complete their training, and others have outside accommodation.
There is also the opportunity for women to be given scholarships through Precious Women to receive an education through university.
Precious Women reaches out to women that have faced abuse and exploitation. We want to see holistic healing in their lives, so we provide both emotional support and counseling support to the women.
We also provide health checks to the women who are in our programs, by regularly taking them to a clinic. Our counselor and social worker continue to work with the women to provide follow up care for one year after the women leave our programs.
Butterfly Home is a safe place for women to live while they go through their vocational training or education at Precious Women. While living in Butterfly Home they receive monthly financial support to cover food and other expenses since they aren’t working.
There is a house leader to oversee the house, care for the needs of the girls and run the different activities throughout the week.
Through our programs as we reach out and build relationships with new women, we have many requests from women to move into Butterfly Home because they do not have a safe living situation. In Butterfly Home, the women have the support of a loving community around them, and are shown God’s love throughout their time in the home. They also learn valuable skills of how to live together in community and build relationships with other women, as well as practical skills through training with Precious Women.