Every child has the right to an EDUCATION—and education changes lives
The Education Empowerment Program gets kids in school. That’s lifechanging for children living in the slums and street-dwelling communities of Phnom Penh.
As we build relationships with families in these marginal communities, we meet scores of children not in school. Public education is free in Cambodia, but most families living in poverty cannot afford uniforms, school supplies, and tutors (required for passing tests). Likewise, many of these families require their children to work long days begging, collecting recyclables, or scavenging to earn money for the family. These children easily become victims of abuse, exploitation and trafficking, or end up in gangs or addicted to drugs.
Poverty is a major cause of human trafficking because it compels many desperate parents or family members to sell their children. That poverty also feeds corrupt behaviors like thieving, gambling, drug use and prostitution. The lack of education and training perpetuates poverty.
Education opens minds to possibilities and windows to opportunity, and is the best way to protect children. That’s why poor, at-risk communities need education assistance.
But there’s more. The Education Empowerment Program also disciples kids to know Jesus. And that’s the best education of all!
By sponsoring the education of a child in Cambodia, you can change a life—and a community—forever. Take the first step by clicking here.
Two Ways to Sponsor a Child
Two types of sponsorships are available. Both have the power to change a child’s life forever! And in many cases whole families and even communities begin to change, breaking generational chains of poverty and addiction.
Choose a full education sponsorship, a full lunch sponsorship, or partial sponsorships for either. We understand that not everyone can afford a full sponsorship, so we want to make it possible for you to get involved at a level that works for you!
Your partnership will help a child at-risk, breaking cycles of poverty and exploitation.
By providing a love gift of $120 USD per month (full sponsorship support) or $60 USD per month (partial sponsorship support), you will connect with a Cambodian child in need and help support them in their education goals and related expenses, including all of the following:
- Private school fees
- School supplies (books, notebooks, pens, pencils and school bag)
- Uniform and shoes
- Gym clothes
- School transport
- Hygiene and Haircuts
- Birth certificate
Lunch Program Sponsorship
Many children don’t have enough to eat, sometimes going days without food. Those going to school especially need food to concentrate on their studies. For $40 USD per month, you can sponsor a child in our School Lunch Program, which will provide one nutritious meal per day to a child enrolled in our Education Empowerment Program. School Lunch Program sponsorships can be donated independently or in combination with education sponsorships.