Advancing Media Design Skills in Cambodia with Adobe
At the Steung Meanchey garbage dump in Cambodia, hundreds of children use to scavenge through garbage or beg on the streets to survive. However. since 2004, the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) has provided support through education, leadership, community outreach, healthcare, childcare, and vocational training for around 2,000 children and their families. The garbage dump was closed in 2009 but this community continues to live in extreme poverty. The education program of CCF – the Neeson Cripps Academy – provides a pathway out of the hardship, ensuring that students graduate with a strong sense of social justice and a commitment to making a better future not just for themselves, but for their community and country. CCF staff are skilled and professional teachers and are looking to lead the way in STEAM education.
Building upon Team4Tech’s first project with CCF in 2019, a second T4T team of Adobe employees will return to CCF in September 2020. The team will continue to support CCF by:
- Advancing CCF’s media design skills through video and print production – how to transfer knowledge and skills into tangible products.
- Providing training on Adobe web design and data analytics
- Facilitating workshops on technology in entrepreneurship – learning about the human-centered design process, community problem solving, and project management skills through the use of technology.
- Administering training on maker activities for community-based problem-solving. CCF has demonstrated its commitment to maker activities but hopes to translate this into community-based solutions.