University scholarship programme

University scholarship programme

Project Details

Project:University scholarship programme
Partner:
Location:Siem Reap,
Sponsorship Started:2015
Duration:November 2015 - ongoing
Budget: €2.836 ($3.358)
Total Beneficiaries:2
 students

Summary

Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organization (KAKO), our partner in Cambodia, is a non-profit organisation that runs several projects that focus on education in some of the poorest villages in Siem Reap province. These projects include preschools, village libraries and a secondary school scholarship programme.

In 2015 KAKO started a new programme, focusing on higher education. The goal of the programme was to help determined secondary school graduates continue on to tertiary education without financial barriers getting in the way.

The programme began when KAKO approached Philanthropy Connections about supporting one of their secondary school scholarship students who wanted to continue her studies after her graduation. Their hope was that she would be the first university scholarship student, and that more students would follow in her path.

Background

Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organization (KAKO) aims to fulfill an integral role in providing the youth of Siem Reap Province with access to education. KAKO runs a secondary school scholarship programme that makes it possible for children from the province’s neediest families to continue their studies.

In 2015 a girl named Dok Srei-ny became KAKO’s first secondary school scholarship student to successfully complete high school. Srei-ny’s achievement was the inspiration behind creating a university scholarship programme to help her and hopefully many other graduates continue their education in pursuit of a profession that will give them more chances in life.

The tertiary scholarship programme helps recipients by covering the costs of school tuition, school uniforms, stationery, textbooks and food.

Goals and Results

In November 2015 the first tertiary scholarship student, Dok Srei-ny, started a four-year course in finance and banking at the University of South-East Asia in Siem Reap. Srei-ny’s dream is to get a job in microfinance so that she can help people living in her village start businesses of their own and gain financial independence.

In 2016 the second tertiary scholarship student, Cheun Hean, started a four-year course in accounting.

Sponsors

  • Anonymous – The Netherlands (November 2016 – ongoing)
  • Melanie, Eva and Georg Naegeli – Switzerland (November 2015 – ongoing)

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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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