In collaboration with Norway House, CRF has sponsored 19 students to study at various universities and schools that teach vocational skills. Some of these 19 students have graduated and are currently employed by NGOs and private companies.
The objective of this program is to help deprived children overcome the poverty cycle by creating the opportunity to attend post-secondary education, which enables children to obtain good careers in the future. The program provides 100% financial support to an individually sponsored student by covering all costs - food, accommodation, clothes, school fees, study materials, transportation, and healthcare for the full duration. The sponsored students must meet at least 3 main criteria: graduation of grade 12, poor condition of family, high commitment in pursuing university degree or life skill certificate.
The cost is US$10,000 per student for a 4-year university program (US$2,500 per year). Would you like to sponsor a child? Join us in making a better life for our vulnerable children!
I WANT A BETTER SCHOOL BUILDING
This project will fund the construction of a primary school in Cambodia’s Pcheuk Chhrum, located in the Svay Leu district of Siem Reap province. The new school will educate 200 students. Donations to this project will go solely to the construction costs - no single dollar will go to the staff or for administrative costs, and they will be matched by our current project “Promoting Child Friendly Learning Environment for Quality Education”. Our community/school will provide the land for the construction and will be participating in the construction process, oversee construction, and ultimately manage the school function. The Ministry of Education Youth and Sport will employ one teacher and six contractual teachers to work in the school.
PROMOTING A CHILD FRIENDLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR QUALITY EDUCATION - PHASE 2
CRF signed a 3-year Cooperation Framework Agreement with We World on April 1, 2015 for the implementation of this project in 24 primary schools in the Varin and Puok districts of Siem Reap province. It is co-funded by the Norway House.The overall objective of the project is for children in remote schools of Siem Reap province to enjoy their right to quality education and respect in the learning environment. The project’s specific objective is to improve the quality learning environment of the schools in Varin and Puok districts by strengthening school management and enhancing the community and children’s participation.
The project will benefit:
- 8,928 primary school children and 1,035 pre-school children
- 286 school directors and teachers, of which 167 are female
- 90 school support committee members - including local authorities, parents, 10 Provincial Department of Education, Youth and Sport (POE) and District Office of Education, Youth and Sport (DoE) officers
MAINSTREAMING CHILD RIGHTS IN SCHOOLS
With financial support from Plan International Cambodia and close cooperation with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport, this project is to be implemented in 124 schools. The project has empowered educational officials (from national and provincial levels) who are part of the project steering committee, core trainers, and key teachers who conduct echo trainings to members of the school children's council and to all students. Our capacity building strategies consist of national consultation for training, monitoring, and empowerment at the school level with both teachers and students. Mainstreaming child rights in schools helps to ensure students' voices are heard.
STRENGTHENING CHILDREN'S VOICES BY PROMOTING SAFE SCHOOLS
This project has been implemented for 3 years in four provinces with the support of Plan International Cambodia. Accomplishments at the school level include successful capacity building of school directors, in-service teachers, children’s council’s executive committee, School Support Committee,and the Commune Committee for Disaster Management on things such as Disaster Risk Reduction, Hazard Vulnerability, Capacity Assessment, development of a disaster risk reduction plan, and development of a School Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plan. The project has directly influenced 12 school directors, 100+ teachers, 4500+ students, and resulted in significant changes in knowledge, attitude, and practices toward promoting school safety and disaster risk management in their respective schools and communities.
EMPOWERING CHILD & YOUTH-LED GROUPS FOR MEANINGFUL CHILD PARTICIPATION IN CHILD RIGHTS PROMOTION AND MONITORING
With financial support from Save the Children, this project aims to enabe a child and youth network to play a role in promoting awareness of the UNCRC to communities and authorities, while promoting the participation of the children themselves in local decision making. To achieve these aims, CRF has conducted simultaneous empowering, capacity building, coordinating, and monitoring activities with and through the children and youth network (Cambodia Children and Young People Movement for Child Rights-CCYMCR), our strategic counterpart.
To date, a total of 855 children are known to have played an active role in monitoring and advocating for the implementation of children’s rights and expressing ideas on decisions affecting their lives at home and in the community across 16 target provinces.
PROMOTING CHILD FRIENDLY AND HEALTHY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
This project forms a part of the CRF new Hygiene and Sanitation Program, started in August 2013. The objective of the project is to promote a friendly, healthy, and safe learning environment for boys and girls in the target schools. This will contribute to their accomplishment of basic education as stipulated in the Child Friendly School Policy of the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport. In 2015, the project chose a primary school in Prek Rokar commune, Kandal Steung District, Kandal Province on which to focus.
IMPROVING THE HYGIENE AND SANITATION OF RURAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES IN CAMBODIA - PHASE 2
With financial support from Anesvad of Spain, this project has been extended to run thru 2017. It has been implemented in 50 villages of 3 communes of Angsnoul district, Kandal province, and will benefit 16,950 people (8,581 female) from 3,605 families of 3,175 households. The project aims to improve the access to water supply and sanitation for the prioritized population of the 3 communes (Krang Mkak, Tuol Prech and Chhak Chheu Neang) in Angsnuol district, Kandal province. It promotes sustainable practices of the consistent use of latrines, hand-washing with soap, and drinking only safe water in rural communities; ensures water supply related and sanitation infrastructures are correctly operated and maintained by the community and schools; province, district,and commune level authorities have the commitment, capacities, and tools for planning, managing, and maintaining water supply and sanitation in rural areas; promoting networks of duty bearers on community WASH and School WASH at the local and national level for further development in rural WASH in Cambodia.