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.

You can find out more about Writing Through’s work in Cambodia by watching the documentary below.

Our current and past 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.

PEPY Empowering Youth: Education programs and community development programs in Cambodia.

Liger Leadership Academy (LLA) educates promising youth of today to develop socially conscious, entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow. They provide a residential scholarship program for economically disadvantaged students that combines a comprehensive, internationally competitive education with an innovative STEM and entrepreneurship curriculum. Liger believes, a meaningful investment in the right few will change the lives of many.

The Ponheary Ly Foundation‘s promotes access to quality education for children and youth across Northern Cambodia.

Empowering Youth in Cambodia runs 4 learning centers, operating as combined schools and community centers, in Phnom Penh’s poorest communities. EYC operates a number of programs for our students, giving them an opportunity to learn life skills and broaden their education.

Asian Outreach Cambodia‘s vision is restoring hope and dignity to Cambodians by breaking the poverty cycle in rural communities. Their mission is to equip and empower these rural communities through training and resource development.

Caring for Cambodia, committed to ensuring a high-quality education to 64,000 children in Cambodia.

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.

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)’s mission is to partner with Cambodian youth to fulfill their potential in education, employment and the development of their communities. JWOC awards University scholarships to youth from low-income backgrounds who want to make positive contributions to society, and provides English, Computer, Life skills, Career guidance, Project cycle management and 21st Century leadership classes.

The Chelly Foundation‘s main purpose is to help bring about positive changes in people’s lives (especially children) through literacy, education and other means.


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