Our Approaches

In response to the poverty and education problems in rural Cambodia, Teachers for Tomorrow developed various programs to tackle the key barriers that stop young people from continuing their education or attaining a better quality of life. Over the years, we adapted activities and details of our projects to suit the evolving findings and feedback we receive from the communities.

Providing young people with the basic knowledge that enables them to have a better quality of life. 

Helping to overcome the barriers to education and support future generations of educators.

Providing families with the means to have additional income and an additional nutrition source.

Supporting various types of village livelihood programs to create sustainable living in the long-term.

Educational Development

Without an education, breaking the cycle of poverty in Cambodia is virtually impossible. Many young people are swept into a life of forced labor and sex trafficking. Others rely on subsistence farming and many have no land. Large areas of the rural countryside still hide millions of unexploded land mines, deadly reminders of the country’s war-torn history.

This must change, and with your help, it will. With our English classes, scholar sponsorship, school building and teacher support programs, we hope to help ease the problems in the villages we work with.

Meet our scholars, hear their stories and learn about the hopes they have for their own lives and the future of Cambodia. You can sponsor one of these students or class activities. These young students need your support, foresight, and kindness.

Supplement Classes

Hospitality Scholarship

Learning Facilities

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Support an English Class for a Village

You can help us provide an English class to a village. The skill will help students to get better jobs and earn a better income for their families.

You can click the payment button below and choose whether to support a month (30 USD) or a year (360 USD) of English classes to our students.

Read here for more information.

You can help us provide an English class to a village. The skill will help students to get better jobs and earn a better income for their families.

You can click the payment button below and choose whether to support a month (30 USD) or a Year (360 USD) of English class to our students.

 

Provide Scholarships to the Students

You can help us provide scholarship to the candidates who have promising records and are committed to giving back by mentoring other students.

The scholarship will provide tuition, uniform, accident and health insurance, lunch, study kit, all training materials, and site visits. If the student does not live in Siem Reap, the scholarship will also pay for a room and a daily meal allowance for the ten-month period.

Read here for more information.

Build A Community Learning Center

Many of our target villages either have no facilities to hold a class or have only small open structures that are little more than a concrete slab with a roof overhead.

We are establishing more of our solar-powered Community Education Centers (CEC) that will provide students with a study center furnished with solar-powered lighting, proper ventilation, better furniture, and an AV system.

Find more information here.

Buy Books and Supplies for a Student

For only $10, your donation can help buys books and supplies for a student and help support them to be in school.

$10.00

Village to Table

Due to a lack of income, children must stay at home or work in the rice paddies. After various trials, we found that building a vegetable garden is an efficient means to provide additional income because the program builds on existing agricultural knowledge.

Villagers can grow vegetables they can sell and tend the gardens located at their homes. The garden also provides a supplemental nutrition source to poor families.

Vertical & Horizontal Organic Gardens

The Garden Building Challenge

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Build a Vegetable Garden

For this model, you can help to build vegetable gardens that families who are in difficult situations and in need of your support will receive. We will build a set of four raised garden boxes with seeds, fertilizers, and staff coordinators to give training and assist the family. You can click the button below and choose a donation option from the following:

- Donate $25 USD
- Donate $50 USD
- Specify Your Own Amount

More Information here 

Sponsor an Organic Garden

For this model, an organization, a hotel or a restaurant can sponsor to receive the produce directly from the village by choosing a donation option from the following:

- $30 a month for one box
- $50 a month for two boxes
- $90 a month for four boxes

 Using this model, the hotel or restaurant will receive 100% of each box's production.

Fixed Price Model

For this model, an organization, a hotel or a restaurant will pay a set amount per kilogram for different types of produce. These prices will be set at about 30% higher than the normal market price. The logic behind the discount is because of savings we will receive based on administrative time and logistical/transportation costs. The amount will also contribute to the families who are part of our village support program.

Life Skills Training

Breaking the cycle of poverty requires more than an academic education; there are certain life skills that will help young people and their families make choices that allow them to pursue a better quality of life. Teachers for Tomorrow currently runs a series of training seminars covering vital topics such as reproductive health, home economics, HIV/AIDS and the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and human trafficking.

Our Life Skills Curriculum

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Provide a Life Skill Course

A donation of only $30 helps operate these life skills classes for a month or $360 per year.

Please click the button below to make a donation and have your name on our Wall of Honor plaque.

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Livelihood Support

Despite the large number of tourists visiting Siem Reap, the province outside of the central area still remains one of the poorest in the country with a significant amount of population living under the poverty line of roughly $0.75 USD per day. Through the years of working with the rural villages around Siem Reap, we found we needed a holistic approach to create sustainable change. In our livelihood support program, we help provide additional means to the family in need to give them a better life.

Kouk Kreul & Other Villages Around Siem Reap

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Give a Bicycle

Due to an insufficient number of government-provided facilities, villages are often deprived of basic access to information, education, health care, or economic activities because of the long distance from school or government center to their homes.

Giving a family a bicycle means more than a ride, it means giving children a chance to go to school, receive their vaccine shots, or an opportunity for the family to sell their produce at market. A small donation could change their lives, and you can help them by clicking the button below.

$50.00

Buy a Family Hygiene & Safety Kit

In rural areas, access to basic healthcare is often limited. Communities also lack the means of transportation to healthcare centers. These Hygiene & Safety Kits, along with provided knowledge on how to use them, could save the families from health risks and small emergencies that otherwise could lead to more severe problems.

You can help donate to buy these kits by clicking the button below.

$6.00

Build A Water Well

In several areas, clean water is a source that is hard to come by. Access to clean water is essential to their health, sanitary and income since water could be used as a means to grow vegetables or make different types of products for sale.

Building a water well sometimes requires a large amount of fund to dig a deep well that could reach the underground level which provides enough clean water for the village.

You can help build a water well and change their lives by clicking the donation button below.

$500.00

Sponsor an Entire Village

By sponsoring a village, a donor or group of donors can provide the following essential services to approximately 25 families and about 125 residents per year which include:

- Daily English classes for 20 children
- Four water wells
- Five vegetable gardens
- 12 bicycles
- Monthly life skills courses for 20 teenagers
- 20 hygiene and safety kits.

Monthly reports will be sent to the donors about the development and progress of the village.
Note:  This is an excellent option for families, school projects, and employee groups.

Donation: $8,000 for two years of sponsorship.

$8,000.00