The Issue:

In Cambodia education for the poor is LARGELY inaccessible for a variety of reasons:

– To enroll in public school children must own a birth certificate and family book. These cost money, as a result many poor children have no papers and are not eligible to register.

– Insufficient government funding to public schools results in unofficial daily fees being imposed upon the students by teachers. There is also costs for basic resources such as stationery, exam papers, uniforms, extra lessons and even bicycle parking, making it impossible for poor families to send their children to school.

Impoverished children are therefore forced out of school and into child labour to help their families survive. Sadly, they are denied the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for gainful future employment, thereby perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

Without education and vital life skills, they are also vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, which may exacerbate the existing cycle of poverty in their families.

How We Address It:

Feeding Dreams provides 800 impoverished children with free daily classes in English, Math, I.T, Health & Hygiene, Morality, Art and Sport. Our free education programs are accredited by the Department of Education, Youth and Sports, and each student receives nationally recognized yearly Certificates.

Innovative teachers and a child friendly school, combined with established curriculums provide the perfect learning environment for our little ones to thrive. The children love coming to Feeding Dreams where they can play, learn, eat and enjoy some sense of a childhood.

FDC also provides financial assistance for children to cover their formal Khmer Primary and Secondary School costs, as well as ongoing support to older students so they can progress to tertiary education.

For many of our students the few hours a day attending Feeding Dreams is the only time they get to be “kids” – free from the hardships of collecting rubbish and chronic hunger. Every child we free from enslaved child labour and place in school systems is one more step to ending cycles of family poverty.

Sponsor A Seat

The average cost to provide 1 poor child at Feeding Dreams Cambodia
with free daily education and support for one year is US$100.

Or click here to make a general donation to our Education Program, every dollar goes so far…

US$25

will provide

250 Pens and Pencils

US$50

will provide

200 Exercise Books

US$100

will provide

15 School Backpacks

US$200+

will cover a teachers

Salary for One Month