Better Futures

Our Better Futures Program aims to improve quality education for students from local High Schools. We provide classes, workshops and projects designed to complement their state school studies, helping them make informed decisions about their options after finishing school, whether it is employment, vocational training or university.

JWOC has been at the forefront
of youth issues since 2006.

Our Scholarship students who have gone through this process identified the time between High School and knowing what to do next, lacking the guidance they need to plan for their future.

We give current high school students and those who have recently graduated the guidance they need to set or reach their future goals.Through a tailored curriculum of English, Computer, Life Skills, Career Guidance and Youth Leadership, the students graduate from the program equipped with the skills, knowledge and motivation needed to succeed and make informed decisions about whether they want to pursue further education, vocational training, or work.

Sreymom Phorn

Sreymom Phorn is an exemplary student in our Better Futures post-High School Program. At 20
years old, Sreymom did not start university because of financial limitations, although she always enjoyed reading books and learning about the world. Sreymom credits the Better Futures program
with transforming her from a hopeless, depressed youth into a hardworking, strong young woman.

Now in addition to half-day of classes and workshops at JWOC that teach her English, computer and 21st century skills; she also gets to experience a real workplace environment in a partner organization for the remaining half-day.

Her favorite thing about JWOC is the teachers’ dedication to their students, providing her encouragement to continue studying. She has developed into someone who devotes her time to achieving her goals and continuously learning new skills. After completing Better Futures,
she plans to apply for scholarships to earn a university degree to become an English teacher.

Youth will develop their language and literacy in our English and Computer classes – but these skills are not enough on their own. Making these classes project-based and focused on 21st century skills provides opportunities for our students to develop and apply the five Cs: creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and curiosity

We offer counselling and life skills training so that our students can overcome the barriers that stop them from educational success and their future goals. Our Scholarship students will inspire the new generation, by mentoring them and acting as role models.

This level not only covers their formal education at university and extra support from JWOC, but also additional costs such as the recruitment process for students, referral for other services (counselling, healthcare), events (annual Scholarship Team Building, Graduation Ceremony), and administrative costs.