HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION WILL TRANSFORM CAMBODIA
Quality education changes the lives of young Cambodians
When I was traveling in Cambodia, poverty touched my heart. “Nobody should be poor!” I thought. That’s when I realized I should finance a child education charity.
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.“ — Nelson Mandela
We initiated a sponsorship program to give children access to high-quality education
In 2016, I led a team on a mission trip to ICF Cambodia. At that time, ICF Cambodia had already established a child sponsorship program and trained local caseworkers who would visit the families in the surrounding villages daily. That was an ideal situation to start sponsorship program for students. ICF Cambodia took care of the local logistics and I of the initial financial support.
The pilot phase of the education sponsorship is a huge success
What started with three students soon became a much bigger education program. Today, 25 students are part of the ICF Education Program.
The students attend good schools in Siem Reap. In addition, ICF Cambodia complements their formal education, working with the students to identify and to develop their talents and strengths.
WE PLAN TO EXPAND THE EDUCATION PROGRAM
An excellent education will change the lives of many young Cambodians
We dream that one day, every Cambodian child will get an excellent education. Their future will be bright.
For this reason, we are expanding the program to give many hundreds of children access to quality education.
It takes an experienced leader to expand the education sponsorship
To make this dream a reality, I will move to Cambodia this fall. I’m a scientist and experienced leader with a Ph.D. in biology and an M.Sc. in chemical engineering. After many years in the biotechnology industry, I decided to leave my stable job as an R&D manager.
As a volunteer for ICF Cambodia, I will take over the lead of the strategic development of the Education Program. My move will enable us to evaluate the local needs and to respond to that need with a sustainable education program that will empower Cambodians. Discover my story.
Your donations will enable the strategic development
We will not be able to absorb the significant increase in the overhead due to the expansion with private donations.
The ICF Education Sponsorship will continue financing the education of students from low income families including the student’s school fees, school uniform, supplies, and tutoring.
Your donations will cover my living expenses in Cambodia and travels to visit successful education programs abroad. Hence, your financial support will enable us to expand the existing education charity organization.
THE EXPANSION WILL MORE THAN 10X OUR IMPACT
The Education Program expansion will benefit hundreds of children
Only a holistic solution guarantees long-term sustainability and empowerment of the Cambodians
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