What is Non-Residential Child Sponsorship?
"$50 is all it takes to feed a family and gift a child education"
150,000 Cambodian children drop out from school in the primary education sector.
How can we change that?
In Cambodia, education is free but going to school is not.
Children often drop out of school due to the lack of money to buy stationeries, uniforms and school books. Children as young as 6 years old are expected to drop out of school to earn money by doing ad-hoc hard laboured jobs.
How do children in rural areas make a living?
Looking after water buffaloes
Collecting cow dung
Looking after cows
Helping family sell Khmer cakes
How does the programme work?
Partnering with primary schools and community leaders
This helps us to identify children who are not attending school regularly, or have dropped out of school entirely.
Conducting house visits
Our local staff conducts house visits for evaluation and interview before confirming that the child meets all the requirements to be sponsored.
Assigning a child to you
The child is added to the list of beneficiaries, and when a sponsorship is received, a child will then be assigned accordingly. The assignment process takes about 3-4 weeks.
Through the Non-Residential Child Sponsorship Programme, we help put poor Cambodian children living in rural villages through school. Not only is the child sponsored with the necessary items for school, their families will receive bi-monthly food packs so that the child no longer needs to earn money to help the family.
SGD $50 a month is not only enough to feed a family for 2 to 4 months, it can also provide a child with school supplies to go to school!
Your sponsored child receives:
- Exercise books
- School shoes
- School bag
Your sponsored child and family receives a food pack containing:
- Rice (50kg)
- Cooking oil, fish sauce, soy sauce and other cooking needs
- Salt and Sugar
- Canned food
- Bottled Water and Drinks
- Other household necessities
Only children who attend school regularly will be receive a bi-monthly food pack.