Writing Through in Cambodia
Cambodia is a country in transition; a country with a past both glorious and tragic, and a fragile present. The Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970’s destroyed much, including the Cambodian educational system. That system as it exists today is very limited both in time and scope, and it focuses nearly entirely on memorization and repetition. In response, Writing Through aims to help improve the education and self-esteem of today’s Cambodian students. In addition, it works to augment the limited professional development available to Cambodia’s teachers by giving them new skills and showing them new methods.
Our Partners in Cambodia include:
Anjali House, an educational shelter in Siem Reap supporting street children through education, health care and the arts.
Enfants du Mekong/Children of the Mekong, building a better future for children in Southeast Asia since 1958.
Sala Bai, a free hotel school, training young disadvantaged Cambodians to the main professions of the hospitality industry.
Phare, The Cambodian Circus, contributing to the rebirth of Cambodian modern art by providing a social enterprise for the Phare Ponleu Selpak NGO school for disadvantaged youth.
ODA, a grass roots NGO providing a traditional family residence plus supplementary education to some of the most impoverished children in Siem Reap’s Angkor temple region.
Helping Hands Cambodia is a grass roots aid organisation empowering Cambodians living in poverty to help themselves.
Salariin Kampuchea translates to “School of Cambodia.” They are a non-governmental (NGO), non-profit, and non-religious organization that provides complimentary English, ICT, and Life Skills classes to disadvantaged children and youth in the Siem Reap area.
EGBOK is an NGO which trains underprivileged young adults to be the future hospitality leaders of Cambodia. EGBOK envisions a Cambodian community where everyone has equal opportunities and has the independence and ability to shape one’s own life.
Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC) develops projects in Southeast Asia that reduce poverty levels, increase educational and economic opportunities, and empower recipients and supporters, inspiring ongoing social change.