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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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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