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Cambodian Arts And Scholarship Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   1 review 474

Address:

Po Box 18186 Portland ME 04112 USA

Mission:

Cambodian arts & scholarship foundation was founded primarily to provide educational opportunities to poor and at-risk children in cambodia, and to keep cambodian culture alive in the usa.

Programs:

The cambodian arts and scholarship foundation supports approximately 16 poor and at-risk female students in three provincial programs throughout cambodia. Run by a cambodian woman based in phnom penh, casf provides financial, emotional, and medical support to these students and their families so that these young women can attend school in their local villages. The organization continues to support girls as they graduate into university and now support approximately 17 university students, as well. Casf also counsels student families and assists with helping college students find jobs after graduation. Casf also supports the education of young women in ethnic minority communities of eastern cambodia.

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(207) 829-6063
www.cambodianscholarship.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

After visiting Cambodia in 2004, I become intensely interested in helping the people recover from the genocide of Pol Pot. I was looking for a charitable organization that had low overhead, spent its money on useful projects and not administration and advertising. Although there are many charities and projects I could have participated in, I chose this one because of the focus on helping young girls. Young girls are often sold into sexual slavery because the families can't afford to feed them and boys have more opportunity for work, and therefore are of more financial use to the family.

I held a fundraiser for the Cambodian Arts and Scholarship Foundation and also sent my own money to provide food, bicycles, uniforms, and education so that girls could go to school. I got handwritten updates thanking me and updating me on the progress.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have received updates on the students progress as well as seen updates on the website. I have been kept in touch with in this personal way even when I haven't donated that year. It's a very personal experience that I recommend for people who want to be involved, but maybe can't go to Cambodia and do the work themselves.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None. I think they are great at staying focused on the goal and spend money where it is needed. They are on the ground and personally involved, so they know where the need is and are not just taking some advisor's word for it.

 
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