Cambodia's Children Education Fund, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 17 17 reviews
12 Thistle Lane Greenwich CT 06831 USA
After thirty years of war and a genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia remains an impoverished country that offers almost no educational opportunities to impoverished students. These students cannot afford to attend public school, but those who can afford school are in overcrowded classrooms for approximately 2 hours per day. CCEdFund expands educational opportunity to impoverished students by providing scholarships for them to attend exceptional schools within Cambodia. While recent economic growth in Cambodia and the creation of a democratic system of government has expanded opportunities for some, many Cambodians have little to no access to public education due to poverty. Further, there are exceptional schools in Cambodia that provide progressive, child-centered educational experiences to students whose families can afford the schools. CCEdFund provides similar educational opportunities to Cambodian students who have exhibited dedication to their studies by providing scholarships to these exceptional schools. In doing so, CCEdFund is promoting peaceful economic, social, and political development in Cambodia where there is a paucity of education professionals (due to the Khmer Rouge genocide). After completing their education, our students commit to working in the public interest in Cambodia for a minimum of two years.
CCEdFund is providing 22 impoverished or orphaned Cambodian students with scholarships to exceptional schools for the 2010-2011 school year.
Impoverished and orphaned Cambodian students in Cambodia; any age.
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Reviews for Cambodia's Children Education Fund, Inc.
Cambodia Children's Education Fund (CCEdFund) is an excellent organization that provides meaningful and sustainable assistance to the Cambodian population by providing scholarships to orphaned but promising children. I have worked with the organization as their campaign coordinator so that we could raise enough funds to send 2 more children to school. The way that CCEdFund handles the donations they receive and how they interact with their scholarship recipients is truly unique. I would really like to see them expand their efforts as the year comes to a close and to provide more scholarships to more promising young Cambodians.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The Cambodian children I have seen been given a chance to fulfill their academic potential no matter what their interests.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Have them expand their efforts!!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the fact that the people involved are extremely dedicated to their mission, and that the stories of the scholarship recipients are readily accessible.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very friendly and very dedicated to their mission.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
change so many lives and the future of Cambodia.
Ways to make it better...
I were able to go to Cambodia again!
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
making sure that people understand the history of Cambodia, and why the children there should receive the scholarships.
One thing I'd also say is that...
they can change the future of Cambodia with enough funding.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
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