EDGE (EDucational Growth and Empowerment) delivers quality FREE education & job skill development to 250+ community members in Phum Ou Community, Siem Reap Provence, Cambodia. Education is carefully structured to provide a dynamic curriculum aimed to empower the local community to self improvement & cultivate new opportunities. We currently teach students ranging from 3 to 45 yrs of age, provide teacher training, health support & vocational development. 100% of funds to project ~ $0 Admin fees!
Rural areas of Siem Reap still live in the shadow of the past. With low literacy rates, 50% under 25yrs of age, an average household income of $2.50 per day & limited access to and understanding of the value of education. Life is challenging & typically solely reliant on subsistence farming. The solution is the delivery of a quality education by well-trained & supported teachers, establishing a strong community connection & providing opportunities for self-empowerment for the entire community.
EDGE is providing educational advantages to the entire community. Far reaching benefits of this education develops skillsets to enable job opportunities in an area with increasing potential industry. It provides moral guidance, health and nutritional support, broad community development and focuses on improvement of the standard of living . Older members of the community are taught vocational skills to capitalise on their breath of knowledge whilst passing their skills onto younger members.
The projects full community approach is creating a true passion for education and self improvement. It has significant impact on both the individuals & their families health & well-being empowering more than 300 families. Our students learn for life & transfer their skills directly into their daily life whilst sharing their valuable knowledge. They continuing onto higher education, are receiving job opportunities and earning a wage that is enabling them and their families to rise above poverty.