One of our most important partners is Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organization (KAKO). In terms of both the total number of projects supported and the total amount of financial support, we provide more for KAKO than any other partner.
Because of the extent of our support, and the challenges to this small, rural, Cambodian organization in receiving more sustainable financial support from larger charities or the Cambodian government, we have taken on the overall administrative support of their operations.
KAKO works in many rural communities in Siem Reap province. For over a decade, their small and dedicated staff have been committed to providing opportunities, education, health care and sanitation to thousands of impoverished Cambodians.
We are happy to provide this support to KAKO to give them the financial stability they require.
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.
KAKO offers many services to rural Cambodians. From preschools, to primary, secondary and university scholarships, to toilets, and much more. They share the same belief in providing help wherever they can, as we do.
In previous years, we had been separately supporting administrative costs in each individual project. Beginning in 2017, we began providing overall administrative support, thus providing stability and financial security to their operations.
Goals and Results
The goal of this project is to provide our long-time partner, KAKO, with the support and financial stability they need to help thousands of impoverished Cambodians.
Tony Mann, in memory of his late wife Nancy (2017 – Present)
Meet Saing Sreika, a 16-year-old scholarship student in Cambodia who is currently in grade 12 at Puok high school. She would like to share about women's rights and express her gratitude to the sponsors.
"We should respect women as the mothers of the world, as they hold tremendous power in society across all countries. We strive for equality between women and men, which means they have the same opportunities as men in terms of employment and providing for their families.
Women have been engaged in a centuries-old struggle to achieve equal participation in society alongside men. Nowadays, women are fully active in society and enjoy equal rights, including freedom, equality, and justice. They have the right to participate in all activities and the right to stand for election or vote."
I would like to express my deep gratitude to the donor for your kindness in sponsoring my studies up until today. I would like to wish you and your family good health, strength forever, abundant prosperity, and success in your business endeavors. I am determined to give my best effort in studying, achieve excellent results at school, and become a valuable human resource for society.
A big thank you to Anthony Mann Mann (Tony) who sponsors Saing Sreika and many other students in memory of his beloved wife Nancy.
In rural Cambodia, only 53% of school-aged children completed primary school in recent academic years, and of these, only 15% completed secondary education. Poverty is one of the main causes for low school attendance.
PCF has been supporting a scholarship programme for 60 primary and secondary school students since 2017. The programme provides the students with school uniforms, textbooks, stationery money for tutoring and bicycles. Each student receives a bicycle to ensure that they can attend classes, because for most students it is a long walk to school.
The family is often hesitant to send their children to school because they could help the family earn an income. A child at school means one less pair of hands working in the fields. So, the programme also provides eggs, fruit and rice to the students. This makes a huge difference in persuading the parents to send their children to school.
A big thank you to our generous sponsors Tony Mann and an anonymous sponsor.
Meet Veoun Sreilik, a 17-year-old scholarship student in Cambodia who is currently in Grade 11 of high school. Not so long ago, she wrote a letter to us to share her daily life and study schedule.
“I study two subjects each day from Monday to Friday. On Monday, I study Khmer language and Geography. On Tuesday, I study Mathematics and History. On Wednesday, I study Physics and a subject related to the village. On Thursday, I study Chemistry and Morality. On Friday, I study Biology and a subject related to household. On Saturdays, I have self-study. I also have monthly examinations, and I perform well.”
I would also like to thank my sponsor and wish them happiness and good health."
PCF has been supporting a scholarship programme for 60 primary and secondary school students since 2017. The programme provides the students with school uniforms, textbooks, money for tutoring and bicycles. We also provide rice to the their families so the children are able to stay in school and not work on the farm.
A big thank you to Anthony Mann (Tony) who sponsors Veoun Sreilik and many other students in memory of his beloved wife Nancy.