Grace Gecko is adedicated vocational centre for women located on the grounds of Grace House Community Centre in Kor Kranh Village, Siem Reap. GRACE GECKO’s postproduction goal is to market handicraft locally and globally, enabling the women to establish a social enterprise and an independent and ongoing source of income.
History & Philosophy
Grace Gecko is a development collaboration between two well respected non-government organisations in Siem Reap, Grace House Community Centre (created in 2008) and the Green Gecko Project (created in 2003).With an already established cooperative affiliation, Grace House and Green Gecko joined forces in 2012 to strengthen their efforts in assisting poverty alleviation in two of Cambodia’s poorest demographics – disadvantaged and marginalised women and their families.
The primary objective is to teach women how to weave bags and household items from natural materials under fair trade conditions. After training, the women are able to work full-time, earning a fair wage for their handicrafts. Literacy and numeracy classes are provided together with onsite child care, extending their children’s learning and development.
Grace Gecko is the trading name for Grace Gecko Vocational Centre for Women.
Contact person: Chhin Sony