Sponsor a child's education

Education plays a vital role in helping to break the cycle of poverty. Many children in the rural areas around Siem Reap, however, have no chance to go to school as parents' cannot afford school fees. Many other children cannot go to school because they need to help in their partents' business or have to mind their younger siblings when their parents are working. Although the parents know that education is a stepping stone out of poverty, priorities such as food and shelter take precedence and education is often out of their reach.

The town of Siem Reap is a major tourist destination attracting over two million visitors every year and it is very important that the children are taught competent English, which will increase their opportunities for employment in their local area. Your donation will pay the costs of sending a child to school and is used to pay for teachers, facilities and will pay for the school supplies (text books, notebooks, pens, pencils etc.) of the specific child. You will also receive annual school reports and photos, as well as drawings/letters from your sponsored child.

What do I need to do?

If you are interested in sponsoring a child or just would like more information you can send an email to newbridgecambodia@gmail.com. If you would like to sponsor a child. Our Education Sponsorship Coordinator will get in touch with you!

Once you wish to proceed to real sponsorship, the Education Sponsorship Coordinator will make arrangements to identify a child who matches your preference. If you would like to you can indicate the preferred age and gender of the child. The child will be selected using the following criteria:

  • The child comes from a family experiencing severe economic hardship

  • The child has a caring parent or guardian who values education and who will encourage the child while he/she is at school

  • The child is willing to attend school regularly and is determined to try hard to achieve the best possible results