Friends and Partners
Journeys Within Tour Company (JWTC)
From JWOC’s inception in 2005, Journeys Within Tour Company and JWOC have maintained a very close relationship. JWTC and JWOC’s founders Andrea and Brandon Ross worked and lived in Cambodia for many years, bringing guests to Siem Reap to not only show them the wonders of Angkor Wat, but also to make them aware of the social and economic issues that JWOC has been tackling in our community. To this day our special relationship continues, as JWOC and JWTC work together to raise awareness and understanding of JWOC’s work.
JWOC has worked hand in hand with the Rotary Club of Sacramento to support our work in improving the quality and efficiency of our initiatives. Between 2011 and 2012, their support was instrumental in allowing thousands throughout Siem Reap to access Clean Water and improve their hygiene standards, whilst more recently their support has provided the Free Classes program with technology and teaching materials to enhance learning interaction.
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization that improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist International Truckee Donner (SITD) supports two of JWOC’s female scholarship students.
Professionals Doing Good connects professional volunteers with meaningful projects in Cambodia. PDG has supported JWOC by connecting trained individuals that have volunteered in JWOC Communications, Design and Data Collections, which have been integral to the work JWOC does in the community.
JWOC and Collette Cares have worked together since 2008 to bring about positive social change within Siem Reap and the surrounding province. Their generous giving and enthusiasm for JWOC’s programs has allowed us to expand and deepen our connections with the local community, providing strength and depth to initiatives such as our Home Gardens project and the development of JWOC’s Community Center.
JWOC and the SHARE Institute have worked closely since 2005 to help local women within our community. Supporting the former Microfinance Program and now Free Classes Program, they have facilitated entrepreneurial and learning opportunities to empower women to take control of their finances and futures.
JWOC and Team4Tech have come together to collaborate both in 2014 and 2016, with Team4Tech bringing along volunteers from VMware and Box Storage to help improve the access to and quality of technology in JWOC. This collaboration has allowed JWOC to become leaders in teaching and technology, giving beneficiaries the opportunity to develop their Design Thinking, 21st Century skills and overall employability.
The Eco Soap bank provides and supports JWOC’s Hygiene initiatives with the provision of recycled soap from hotels and businesses in Siem Reap. Working together, JWOC and the Eco Soap Bank have ensured that children and adults maintain Hygiene standards in a sustainable manner.
Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC) is a non-profit organization working in Cambodia to empower low-income Cambodians to lead their communities by providing educational and personal development opportunities, inspiring a mindset of co-responsibility and social service. JWOC is certified with a Gold Seal of Transparency by GuideStar.org.
Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC)