Education
 Cambodia
Project #20653

Free education for 300 children in rural Cambodia

by Globalteer

Summary

Helping Hands is a community project in one of the poorest regions of Cambodia where we give free education to 300 children, training in health, hygiene, nutrition & agriculture and run a university scholarship programme. We supply free school uniforms so children can attend state school and give a free breakfast to around 100 of the poorest children in the village every day. We have already had a significant impact on the lives and futures of more than 70 families.
$30,000.00
total goal
$11,941.00
remaining
247
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year

Challenge

Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world, and Siem Reap, where Helping Hands is based, is the second poorest province in Cambodia. Villagers live in extreme poverty, children are often malnourished, poorly educated and suffer debilitating or chronic health problems. Some children have to cycle 2 hours to get to state school - attendance and graduation rates are among the lowest in the world. By providing education in the village, Helping Hands has been changing that since 2005.

Solution

Education is the key to long term impact and Helping Hands invests in education at all levels. We provide a kindergarten for the youngest chillren, free supplementary education for older children so they can complete their state school studies and university scholarships so that high school graduates can go to university. We also provide training in health and hygiene, nutrition and agriculture. Our holistic approach ensures that the benefits extend to all villagers and are truly long-lasting.

Long-Term Impact

We often take education for granted but in Cambodia, where an entire generation of educated people were killed by the Khmer Rouge, basic education is still a luxury. In the space of ten years our villagers have seen improvements in health, educational achievement and career prospects but there is still a long way to go. The continuation of our work will lead to even better health, greater career choice, long term financial stability and a real chance of self sufficiency for more than 500 people.

Resources

http:/​/​www.globalteer.org
The Helping Hands Cambodia website
Helping Hands Cambodia Annual report 2013-2014

Organization Information

Globalteer

Location: Totnes - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.globalteer.org
Project Leader:
Simon Hare
Development Director
Totnes, United Kingdom

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