ICC – FAST Project

What is ICC – FAST Project?
The ICC – FAST Project started in 2012, which works toward improves family wellbeing through poverty alleviation, community empowerment and children’s education of least served communities in 14 villages of Kampongrou and Chantrea districts, Svay Rieng province.

Elders looking at map
photo by FAST Team

FAST = Family And School Transformation

What need is ICC - FAST Project meeting?
ICC-FAST aims to empower families of self-help groups and members of youth clubs to produce sufficient nutritious foods and incomes to meet their basic needs. Decrease of school dropout rate among teenagers and sustain their well-being by increasing active participations of parents and teachers.

In what ways does ICC - FAST Project work?
ICC-FAST facilitates the self-help groups and youths to address their needs using their own resources to improve their living condition. Provides capacity building on saving and credits, home gardening, fish farming, and animals raising. Train on cross-cutting issues relevant to different age groups on gender, environment, health, conflict management, and child rights. Build a strong cooperation with local authorities and NGOs to respond to the needs of the communities. The project

photo by FAST Team
also works with the Parent Teacher Association to promote the quality of education and local ownership among pre and primary schools.

What are the hopes of ICC - FAST Project?
Reduced unemployment among youths and they are making better use of their time and resources. Children finish school at least grade 9. Families have increased of incomes to meet their basic needs and are living together harmoniously. The target families become a transformed agent in their neighborhood through their life changing experience with FAST project.