Caring for Cambodia was founded in 2003 when a little girl asked a tourist visiting Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat for a dollar so she could attend school. From that chance encounter has grown an organization which has changed the lives of an entire generation of children. Today, we operate 21 schools and educate more than 7,000 students annually in Siem Reap Province while serving as the model for the entire country’s education system.
Caring for Cambodia provides a free education to the students it serves and includes not only teacher training, textbooks, and uniforms but also two meals a day, health screenings, and clean water. Our students are more likely to stay in school than their peers nationwide, our classrooms are evenly split between boys and girls, and our students are exposed to programs such as ICT and STEM which prepare them for careers in a modern workforce.