Route Out of Poverty for Cambodian Children

by The Sharing Foundation

Summary

Literacy is key to education and jobs for poor children. This project teaches Khmer to 100 children of illiterate farmers, and English to over 500 students seeking to move beyond subsistence farming.
$53,373
total raised
1,858
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

Thousands of Cambodian children grow up illiterate, with few educational options. The Sharing Foundation’s Khmer literacy school helps farm children learn their native alphabet and numbers well enough to attend elementary school. Its English Language Program offers village students, ages 8-18, the opportunity to learn Cambodia’s language of commerce, allowing them to obtain jobs in tourism and word processing. These students are so dedicated that some meet on their own to study on weekends.

Solution

The literacy school runs three sessions a day for 120 children of Roteang village’s poorest families. Ten bilingual Cambodian college graduates teach English to 500 students in 19 sections offered daily after school hours at the village school.

Long-Term Impact

The ability to read and write offers a route out of poverty. Top students in the English program are chosen for high school and college sponsorships; those who graduate are often first in their impoverished families.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.sharingfoundation.org

Organization Information

The Sharing Foundation

Location: Concord, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.sharingfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Lisa Hicks
Board member
Concord, MA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 1,858 donors like you, a total of $53,373 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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