Population: 15 Million
3M live in poverty
40% of children under 5 are chronically malnourished
On average, children spend 10 years trying to complete their primary education — only half will finish
We partner with Salvation Centre Cambodia (SCC) to bring child and adult programming to three communities - Battambang, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. In Cambodia, the poor have very few options for employment, and often abandon their education early on. While community centers address immediate needs by providing education and healthy meals, our long-term focus is on helping young people and adults envision and plan for their futures. We provide community members with educational and experiential opportunities that help them better understand all that is possible for themselves, regardless of economic circumstance.
The SCC*F2F Community Center in Battambang's CBE (Child Basic Education) program provides 80 children from the poorest households with supplemental instruction in basic subjects like science, math, Khmer and English, and also exposes students to gardening, art, dance and music classes. When students graduate from the school at Grade 6, they join our Battambang Youth Group, where they develop leadership skills and perform community service.
*We are no longer funding this program.
BOEUNGKAK SCHOOL IN PHNOM PENH
The Boeungkak School is situated on what used to be the Boeung Kak lake. The school provides 50 students with the CBE program, and also exposes students to extracurricular programs like dance, music and art. The Boeungkak school is also home to the Boeungkak youth group, made up of 10 students who have a strong interest in music.
The SCC*F2F Community Center in Siem Reap provides 100 students with a basic education program and 40 adults with vocational training. Training is focused on organic gardening, vegetable grooming and business management. Students and adults alike are given instruction in farming and flower cultivation. Our Siem Reap youth group takes part in music and dance lessons.