Mission: 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.
Results: CCEdFund is providing 22 impoverished or orphaned Cambodian students with scholarships to exceptional schools for the 2010-2011 school year.
Target demographics: Impoverished and orphaned Cambodian students in Cambodia; any age.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 22 Students
Geographic areas served: Cambodia
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I had the pleasure to participate in the charity benefits held in New York City & Greenwich, CT which were wonderful presentations on what amazing work the charity performs. The stories presented by its co-founders Jen Kinberg & Carrie Garber always give a real sense of what tough situations the children in Cambodia are presented with and natural struggle to aspire for a better way of life. I can't wait to participate in further events and opportuniies with CCEF in the future.