60 Scholarships

60 Scholarships

Project Details

Project:Support for KAKO
Partner:
Location:Siem Reap,
Sponsorship Started:2017
Duration:2017 - ongoing
Budget: €15.515 ($18.240)
Total Beneficiaries:60 students

Summary

Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organization (KAKO), our partner in Cambodia is active in non-formal education and community development projects in the province of Siem Reap.

In 2003 KAKO launched a scholarship programme for primary and secondary school students ages 12 to 20 who came from underprivileged backgrounds. The scholarship would give these students the opportunity to complete their education and open the door to better-paying jobs and further education, that would have previously been harder – if not impossible – to qualify for.

We have been supporting a handful of students in KAKO’s scholarship programme since 2012. In 2016 we learned that over 100 students, who were previously supported by a different foundation, were no longer going to have their education supported. Now, thanks to our sponsor, Tony Mann, in remembrance of his late wife Nancy, we will be supporting 60 more students. The remaining 40 students are being sponsored by a Taiwanese philanthropist.

Background

Poverty is one of the main reasons behind low school attendance. Families, especially in rural areas, have little incentive to keep their children in school when they can work in the field and earn an income. Girls in particular need to take care of household chores, watch over their siblings and support the head of the household. These factors often take priority, leaving some children unable to complete their education.

In rural areas only 53% of children ages six to 18 years old completed the 2014/2015 academic year; of these only 15% completed secondary school (1). Dropouts after primary school are also largely due to families being unable to afford school fees.

The KAKO scholarship takes the financial burden off of families by paying for students’ tuition, uniforms, and stationery. It also directly assists the family by providing them with rice as compensation for income lost from their children not working. The programme makes it possible for more children to finish primary and secondary school and qualify for higher paying jobs or further education in the future.

As an additional incentive, scholarship students and their families are also given priority in receiving a toilet built next to their house, which is part of an ongoing toilet sanitation project run by KAKO and PCF.

1. Ministry of Education (2015). Education Statistic and Indicators 2014 – 2015 [PDF], EMIS Office, Department of Planning, Phnom Penh, page 55.

Goals and Results

The goal of this project is to allow 60 children from some of the poorest families in Cambodia to attend primary and secondary school to complete their basic education.

Sponsors

  • Tony Mann, in memory of his late wife Nancy (2017 – Present) | €15.200

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𝗪𝗢𝗨𝗟𝗗𝗡'𝗧 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗪𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗔 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝗜𝗡 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗡...? 📖✏️

130 children, from 3 to 5 years old, in five remote rural villages in Cambodia can join village preschool classes which we have been supporting since 2013.

Prior to this, these young children were looked after by grandparents or relatives at home, while their parents would go out to earn a living. Not only would they miss out on the solid foundation that preschools bring but also on the extra nutrition and the health monitoring that the schools provide.

This preschool education ensures that children will be well prepared for primary school; the first step towards better chances in life.

See more about the KAKO pre-schools in this endearing video:
WOULDN'T YOU WANT A STRONG START IN LIFE FOR THESE CHILDREN...?

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𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗗𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗘 𝗙𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦?

We think 'they deserve better than the circumstances they live in'.

That's why we support these young students, in total 63 children in rural Cambodia. We give them scholarships so that they can create better chances in life, for themselves and for their families. And when they succeed.... Wow... that feels so good!

Thank you Anthony Mann and Reineke Bakhoven for so generously supporting this wonderful project.

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𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗗𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗘 𝗙𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦? 
We think they deserve better than the circumstances they live in. 
Thats why we support these young students, in total 63 children in rural Cambodia. We give them scholarships so that they can create better chances in life, for themselves and for their families. And when they succeed.... Wow... that feels so good!
Thank you Anthony Mann and Reineke Bakhoven for so generously supporting this wonderful project.
#Kako

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Thank you so much for helping these girls in Cambodia.

𝗪𝗢𝗨𝗟𝗗𝗡'𝗧 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗪𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗔 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝗜𝗡 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗡...?

In five remote rural villages in Cambodia, 130 children attend local community preschool classes which we have been supporting since 2013.

Without this, they would not only miss out on the solid foundation that preschools bring but also on the extra nutrition and the health monitoring that the schools provide.

Early childhood education prepares them for primary school, without which these children would lag far behind their peers who did go to preschool. In far too many cases, they would then drop out of school.

We would like to thank Annigje Jacobs and Brice Godard for volunteering to travel, film and interview the KAKO project team and the students!

Learn more about this project in Cambodia here:
philanthropyconnections.org/project/preschools-in-cambodia

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