L: So far, we have delivered six workshops in three provinces in July. The total participants are about 400—mostly female students.
The recent impact is through our inspirational stories, motivational talk, leadership methods and some practical exercises in workshops. Most of the girl participants said that it is their first time to participate in a workshop and they are happy. One female student from Samdech Ov High School in Takeo province said, “I dare to dream big now and pursue dream to be a doctor in the next three years in Phnom Penh. My family wants me to study journalism but I do not want to., Now, I feel brave to talk to them and let them know my real passion. My future dream seems a bit scary but I will encourage and challenge myself to achieve it.
We have also gained attention from the community via local media. The first workshop ended up being an enormous success, earning us a space in the local newspaper. Kagna Mourng, was invited to do an interview in the local radio, has widely inspired other girls through her study background and her hardships in reaching her dreams.
D: Financing is always a challenge for social enterprises, would you like to share some thoughts on the financial model and what is the ideal option for Dare & Dream?