Good Start Cambodia
Help poor and vulnerable children from the remote Veal Veng district break the cycle of poverty and succeed at school by giving a tax-deductible gift to the Good Start Cambodia project.
The project will improve children’s readiness for school by:
- building three preschools
- setting up 15 home-based preschool programs
- conducting regular health checks
- training teachers
- teaching children and parents about hygiene and sanitation
Unfortunately, many Cambodian children miss out on preschool because their families are too poor or live too far from a school. When children miss out on preschool, they don’t get to play, develop social skills or receive the basic education they need before starting primary school. When they do start, they’re already behind and often have to repeat the first few years. Unsurprisingly, this leads to high dropout rates.
Your gift will help children like five-year-old Maly. Born premature, Maly was malnourished and suffered from developmental problems including poor speech and memory. Abandoned by her parents, she lived with her grandmother, raising chickens and growing vegetables.
But Maly’s grandmother desperately wanted her to have more opportunities than she did, and thanks to Good Start, Maly is now able to attend a local preschool, where she has flourished. She’s made friends and is more confident asking her teacher questions. She loves to sing, knows the Khmer alphabet and can count from 1 to 10. She’s also learning important hygiene skills, such as washing her hands and brushing her teeth.
You can help many more children like Maly. Give the gift of education today