Sponsor a student
Enabling young people in rural Cambodia fulfil their potential
We are looking for £10/$12 per month – read more below
Why sponsor students?
In rural Cambodia the distances of villages to High Schools can be huge. Around 25% of the students live in dormitories, many more live with relations or in monasteries as the distance from home is too great to travel each day.
In the dormitories students have to provide their own food, cook for themselves and wash their own clothes.
When we take a closer look we realise that many of them struggle. There is a constant challenge for any family whether to keep their young people at school or send them to work. Affording food, clothes and stationery for school work is challenging.
Some key points
- Average wage in Kampong Thom Province is $150 per month
- Farmers will probably earn less than this
- These students are all from poor backgrounds
- Many of them live in dormitories, where they have to feed themselves and wash their own clothes
- A school uniform of skirt or trousers, shoes and shirt is $15.
- Students try to take extra classes, they cost $1-2 per month per subject.
- We have a list of 17 students at the moment, out of 1250 at the school / institute
What we do
We are looking for £10/$12 per month per student. Whether you can afford one month or a year we would love to hear from you. For one year, you can select which student you sponsor.
We do not make the decision which student to sponsor. We asked one teacher (who many students call mom and who knows them well) to select which students she considers to be in the most financial difficulty, with a risk of giving up school and not completing their education. Along with one other teacher they agree this list with the Director.
You can make your choice, if you wish – or just leave it to the Director and his team.
Below is a selection of students that have been proposed. The stories are pretty tough. Please read and give this some thought.
You can donate for one month, monthly or annually. We would love to hear from you.
Sponsored Students 2021
Some of the Sponsored Students 2019-20
My name is Srey. I am 16 years old. I have two siblings. I love to cook. I like studying Khmer literature and History. I like to watch football. My parents are farmers.
She is a very good student and likes to study, but she does not have enough learning materials and money to support her school life.
In the future, she wants to study at university to become a doctor.
My name is Eng. I will be 15 in December. I am the first child of three siblings. I like playing basketball. My favourite subjects are Physics and Computers.
Her parents are farmers and from a minority group of ethnic people.
She needs more money to take part time English classes, buy learning materials and rice to cook. Eng wants to be a teacher. She will never give up her study at the high school.
My name is Chanty. I am 14. I have three siblings. My parents are farmers. I like watch Ko Prey a Cambodia football team. In my spare time I listen to music and read books.
Her parents are very poor farmers, they are unable to support her study and living for her high school life. She struggles to have enough food to eat or to buy uniform and learning materials.
In the future, she wants to be a policewoman.
My name is Keo. I am 17 years old. I have five siblings. My parents are farmers. I like studying Khmer history and literature.
Because all of her siblings are studying, it is very difficult for her parents to support their children enough. Nowadays she lacks learning materials and money for her own school life and living.
Although her family is not well off, she commits to do her best to be a good student for all subjects. She wishes to graduate from a good university and to be a good teacher in the future.
My name is Sop, I am 15 years old and have 7 brothers and sisters. I am the youngest. I like playing football. I like Maths.
Her father died. Her mother is a farmer. This year, she doesn’t have enough money to support her living to study at high school or to have learning materials.
At school, she likes to study Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. She wishes to become a secondary school teacher of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. Sop has very strong commitment to finish her high school successfully and apply to take an examination to be a teacher.
My name is Sariem, I am 18 years old. My mother is a farmer. I like cooking and am good at Maths, Biology and Khmer literature.
Her father died. Her mother is a farmer. She lacks learning materials, money for supporting her living for studying, buying school uniform and having extra classes of some subjects.
She commits to never give up her school life although her family is in difficult situation. After finishing high school, she wishes to be a teacher or to learn at the university.
My name is Lai. I am 17 years old. There are six members in our family. I have three siblings. I run a club for other students to help us study. By best subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Her parents are farmers leading a very poor family.
For her life at high school, there are so many difficulties for her because her parents would like her to stop attending school and send her to work in a garment factory, She has committed not to abandon the school. To be ready for grade 12, she has asked some teachers to take extra classes without paying. Nowadays she doesn’t have enough money for food, or to buy learning materials and school uniform and to take extra classes for her grade 12.
In the future, she wishes to both learn at university and work to support her study. She has a very strong commitment and goal.
Hello. My name is Kim. I am 17. I have three siblings. I spend my free time with my friends. My favourite subjects are Morality and Khmer literature. My parents are farmers.
Now she is studying in grade 12. She doesn’t have money to take private classes or buy food. She is a hard-working student. Kim goes to study in the church after her class.
My name is Sakou. I am 17 years old. My parents have died. I have had to move to live with my brother-in-law’s family in another village. I like volleyball and football. In my free time I listen to music and help my relatives with some work.
She doesn’t have enough food and money to support her school life. Sakou does not feel hopeful, but she is determined and won’t give up.
After leaving high school, she wishes to study at the university. However, she feels concerned of her studying at high school because the bad situation of her family.
Are you ready to help?
My name is Vothy. I am 17. My father passed away when I was young. My mother is a farmer who leads family great difficultly. I am a Liverpool supporter. My favourite subjects are Morality and History.
He abandoned the school once in grade 10 in 2017 because of his family’s situation. In 2018, he started grade 10 again and now he is studying in grade 11. Nowadays he rides bicycle from his home to school in the morning and rides back home in the evening about 20 km each way. He is a very gentle person and has a very poor life. He doesn’t have enough learning materials and money to support his study.
In the future, he wishes to study at the university. From now on, he will never give up again and he commits to try until he gets a good job to help his family.
Hello. My name is Chein. I am 15 years old. I have four brothers and one sister. My parents are farmers. I play badminton. I like to surf the Internet and read books. I like to study Chemistry, Math and Khmer literature.
She comes from a poor family. Nowadays she doesn’t have enough money for learning materials and clothes.
Chein wants to study at the university after graduating from high school. She is trying hard at school and she is very good student.
My name is Yet. I am 20. I have five brothers and two sisters. My favourite sport is football but I do not watch it as I do not have a phone or television. I like to sing and read, and to study English and Khmer literature.
His father passed away and his mother has had bad depression and loses her memory.
He comes from a poor family and doesn’t have enough food and money to buy learning material and uniform.
Yet strongly wants to graduate high school successfully and continue to university. He is working hard to be a good student and to succeed in his study.
Are you ready to help?
Hello. My name is Veng. I am 16 years old. I have two siblings. I am good at Biology and Physics. I like sightseeing and play volleyball. My parents are farmers.
She is studying but lacking learning materials and money to support her living and extra classes.
After leaving high school, she wishes to continue at the university.
My name is Savy. I am 17 years old. I have three siblings. I love football and volleyball. I study maths, physics and my electricity course. My parents are farmers.
She lives a long way from the school, so lives in a dormitory. Savy is studying in year 3 of a vocational education course. She would like to have some money to buy her learning materials and support living in the dormitory.
My name is Savy. I am 17 years old. I have three siblings. I play volleyball. I like gardening and growing things. My subjects are Maths, and Physics and Khmer literature. My parents are farmers.
She lives a long way from the school, so lives in a dormitory. Vannak is studying in year 3 of a vocational education course. She would like to have some money to buy her learning materials and support living in the dormitory.
My name is So. I am 17 years old. I have two siblings. In my free time I help my parents with the housework. My best subjects are Maths, Physics and Khmer literature. My parents are farmers.
Today she is lacking learning materials, uniform and some clothes. She also needs some more money to take extra classes.
My names is Sok. I am 19 years old. I live at the monastery helping the monks in the evening. I do not get much chance to play sports. I like to sing, and concentrate on my electricity course. My parents are farmers.
He comes from a very poor family.
Sok has already graduated from secondary vocational education, majoring in Electricity and now is continuing to study for an electricity and power, associate degree at the Institute.
He is finding it very difficult in his living with both learning and eating because his family is not well off. However, he is determined to be successful in his goals, so at least he will be able to earn money for his family in the future.
Are you a school/institute in Cambodia needing help with Information Technology?
If you have seen the project(s) we have done so far and think you need help in moving forward with Information Technology for the School, Teachers or Students, then please get in contact with us.
We look forward to hearing from you.