In Cambodia we work with our partner organisation working on the ground – the SCAO – to provide schools and community centres for children living in poverty.
A major problem in Cambodia is the migration of rural, uneducated young people to its cities in the hope of securing work to support their families back in their villages. This can lead to desperate choices, and many find themselves in low paid or abusive forms of work.
Our schools aim to educate these young people so they can speak English and become computer literate – skills they use to attain good jobs.
Tell me more about Cambodia…
Despite being a country full of wonder and filled with perhaps the nicest people you could ever hope to meet, Cambodia is still one of the most corrupt countries in the world. As a result, child poverty, child prostitution, domestic violence and child labour are rampant.
Public Schools are outside the means for many of Cambodia’s poor. Having an education is critical towards breaking the poverty cycle for so many families.
We are building a new school right now, and currently support two schools that also act as vocational training centres and community centres to entire villages, offering water filters, healthcare, eye & dental care, food etc to help keep children healthy and in class.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]