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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Last Friday we put our Cambodian partner KAKO in the spotlight.

During our ten-year partnership, we have supported their six preschools, five village libraries, the construction of more than 200 toilets, over 60 primary and secondary scholarship students per year and their operating costs.

𝗪𝗵𝘆? 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝘆….
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𝗦𝗢, 𝗪𝗛𝗢 𝗪𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗞 𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗔𝗗𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡?
[Answer: probably no one]

Admin is not the most appealing of topics but without funding administration costs of our partner KAKO, their projects could not be implemented.

KAKO manages 6 preschool classes for a total of 130 children aged 3 to 5 years old, in five remote rural villages in Cambodia. They built hundreds of toilets to improve sanitation, and with that, the hygiene and health situation in numerous villages, and over 100 underserved children can attend primary and secondary school thanks to scholarships, of which we finance 64.

Without qualified staff and an office from where they can manage the projects and handle the complex local legislation, these vital programmes would simply disappear.

Thank you to the anonymous sponsor who acknowledges that ‘administration’ does not sound very exciting but it is essential to run these projects that benefit so many.

#KAKO
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𝗦𝗢, 𝗪𝗛𝗢 𝗪𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗞 𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗔𝗗𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡?
[Answer: probably no one]
Admin is not the most appealing of topics but without funding administration costs of our partner KAKO, their projects could not be implemented.
KAKO manages 6 preschool classes for a total of 130 children aged 3 to 5 years old, in five remote rural villages in Cambodia. They built hundreds of toilets to improve sanitation, and with that, the hygiene and health situation in numerous villages, and over 100 underserved children can attend primary and secondary school thanks to scholarships, of which we finance 64.
Without qualified staff and an office from where they can manage the projects and handle the complex local legislation, these vital programmes would simply disappear.
Thank you to the anonymous sponsor who acknowledges that ‘administration’ does not sound very exciting but it is essential to run these projects that benefit so many.
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𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗢𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝟵𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗔𝗥𝗬

It is 90 years since Ole Kirk Christiansen established the 'leg godt' company in 1932, and 6 years since we received the first donation from the LEGO Employees' Anniversary Grant group.

Last year's grant of EUR 3.772 is used to support two preschool classes for 6 months, covering teachers' salaries and operational costs to prepare the preschoolers for a better future.

Thank you for all your support - your funds make a significant difference to underserved preschool children in Cambodia!

With Bolette Meyer, Camille Blirup Grundholm and Jan Christensen.
#SPS #preschools #kako #LEGO #sponsoring
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𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗢𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝟵𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗔𝗥𝗬
It is 90 years since Ole Kirk Christiansen established the leg godt company in 1932, and 6 years since we received the first donation from the LEGO Employees Anniversary Grant group.
Last years grant of EUR 3.772 is used to support two preschool classes for 6 months, covering teachers salaries and operational costs to prepare the preschoolers for a better future.
Thank you for all your support - your funds make a significant difference to underserved preschool children in Cambodia!
With Bolette Meyer, Camille Blirup Grundholm and Jan Christensen.
#SPS #preschools #KAKO #Lego #Sponsoring

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