Cambodia's Children Education Fund, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Education, Human Services, International

Location: 12 Thistle Lane Greenwich CT 06831 USA

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
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing charity helping to give Cambodia a chance. After the Khmer Rouge, the culture structure of the country was demolished, and education was largely lost. Slowly, Cambodia has been rebuilding with the help of others. Cambodia's Children Education Fund helps make that happen. It is an unbelievable program for the country and has changed many children's lives.

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I have been to Cambodia and have seen the children this organization helps. The children are bright, and hungry to learn. They want to be a part of Cambodia's future.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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