Rural Cambodia sees 70% of children drop out after primary school. Together, we will help over 175 children from disadvantaged backgrounds continue their education. 75 of them will receive boarding in addition to after-school courses and self-development workshops provided to the others. Your support ensures no child is left behind.
Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1116375)
"When I was young my parents used to tell me we have no money or land to give you. The only chance to get me out was education. I was lucky enough to be accepted in Children of the Mekong center where I could to build myself up and open myself to others."
"I can study a lot and I can study English. In my village I never studied English. When I know about English, I can have a good job to help my family. Living here it can help me to be a good person We can play together. Day after day we are happy."
"I work in Samrong Education Centre since 10 years. When I was young I was also sponsored by Children of the Mekong. Now I am proud to help the children of my country with my job. Very often, I meet a lot of ex-students from Samrong with a good job, a beautiful family…"
In remote Northwest Cambodia, lower attainment at secondary school is due to a lack of educational resources and the limited finances of local families. The situation is acute in Samrong province, where there are only 36 secondary schools compared to 210 primary schools. 45.7% of the population in the region is defined as poor and many children discontinue their education to help support their families, often engaging in subsistence farming or illegal work across the Thai border.
Opened in 2006, our education centre in Samrong aims to give 75 disadvantaged children the chance to: 1) pursue a secondary or high school degree, which would not be possible without the centre. We provide free courses that supplement regular school which helps to make up for the low-attainment levels 2) prepare for higher education at a university or through vocational training, and 3) shape responsible, well-rounded individuals to become actively involved in, and contribute to society.
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