Education Scholarships for Cambodian Trash Pickers

$18,009 $0
Raised Remaining


CCEdFund will provide ambitious and dedicated students with scholarships to exceptional schools in Cambodia for at least two years. CCEdFund's students are impoverished or orphaned Cambodian students who have no other access to school without a CCEdFund scholarship.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

CCEdFund's students in Phnom Penh are Cambodian children who grew up on a massive garbage dump outside of Phnom Penh. They spent their days picking through trash, and living on the dump. They earned less than a dollar a day. With no access to school, the girls believed they would scavenger for their lifetimes. However, they were "adopted" by an NGO that provides them with food, shelter, and health care. After one year with the NGO, their independent study made them ready for scholarships with us

How will this project solve this problem?

Since the students passed their entrance exams, once funded, CCEdFund will provide tuition and enrollment scholarships for the girls to attend the school. To ensure their success, CCEdFund will work directly with the school to monitor their progress.

Potential Long Term Impact

CCEdFund's students commit to work in Cambodia's public interest for at least two years after they complete their studies. By providing educational opportunities to students who otherwise have none, CCEdFund is redeveloping a class of leaders.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $18,009

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $18,009 .  The original project funding goal was $17,979.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Carrie Garber

Director, Vice-President/Treasurer
Old Greenwich, CT United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Education Scholarships for Cambodian Trash Pickers