A Message from The Founder: Mr. Ben
It is my experience and observation, from my work at the rural village, that many children are not willing to
attend school as the school is not fun and teachers are not 100 % focused on providing an education. Many
children also go to school hungry and unable to study.
Most of the village families didn’t receive an education, as they were born in a period of war and now, to survive,
they make their living as a farmer or construction worker in Siem Reap City or Thailand. The average income is
usually far less than their expenses. Many families have 5 to 8 children who often have to stop education around
15 years old, to work and share in supporting their family.
I have also noted that not many families are motivated to keep their children in school to prepare them for the
future. We used to hear that children should just be grateful that their parents gave them life and can feed them.
People often say that it is easy to make a child but it is not easy to give them a better future.
If we receive monthly support for children this will ensure that their education is secure. We will encourage
families to keep their children in school by providing counseling and some financial support to make sure their
children maintain attendance, rather than put them to work.
"Orkun Chreun" (Thank you very much) and Blessings from Ben and the Children.
The goal of the CCC Free Schools is to improve the lives of underprivileged and vulnerable children and families
by offering them basic education and the prospect of a better future. CCC works tirelessly to support
disadvantaged children, in both the city and rural areas.
Most children in Cambodia are eager to study, but due to financial issues in the family, some cannot maintain
regular attendance at school, with many having to stop education altogether. Many children are forced to leave
school early to help support their families through the formal or informal economy. Children may have to help at
home, pick recyclables at the dump or work on building sites in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh or in Thailand.
CCC has established a sponsorship program, in which we nominate children in need of financial assistance, in
order for them to continue their education. This sponsorship covers their formal and supplementary education
expenses and also provides an incentive for them to maintain regular attendance and keep up their lessons.
Where your sponsorship money goes?
Our goal in 2016 is to expand our sponsorship program so that more children can maintain attendance at school
and complete their basic education. It is important that we work with the Cambodian public school system, as we
want our programs to assist the local system to ensure that our children can pursue tertiary education in the
future, if they are able.
Your monthly sponsorship funds your sponsor child’s education at State School and CCC Free School, providing
school fees, food, required uniforms, bicycles, school stationery and certifications. The majority of the
sponsorship donation will go directly to meet your child’s immediate educational needs. A small amount of your
sponsorship is contributed to CCC, which will assist the entire school community, so all will benefit from your
donations. Our Khmer staff will oversee the sponsorship program, so the administration cost will
provide remuneration for expenses related to home welfare visits, sponsor contact and record-keeping. We have
also established an emergency fund for the families in our community to cover emergency expenses such as
hospital, Doctor visits, medication or food, should the need arise.
A detailed breakdown of your sponsorship dollars:
|Description of Expenses
|State School - Daily school fee, breakfast, school supplies,
uniforms and related
miscellaneous expenditures for children to
maintain their education at State School.
|CCC – This supports our English programs, computer classes,
hygiene supplies and student certifications.
|Administration costs for staff related to regular home welfare visits
and reports on
|Emergency Fund for urgent needs such as hospital, Doctors,
medicine, medical supplies
or food for families.
What you will receive?
Sponsors will receive:
=> Details and a photo of your sponsor child.
=> Your sponsor child’s Progress Report twice a year, so you can stay informed and track their progress through school.
=> A newsletter about our projects.
=> The opportunity to write to your sponsored a child through CCC.
=> An opportunity to visit your child and their family when you are in Cambodia, under the supervision of CCC staff