Only 1 Day to Go!
June 27, 2016
Build a child's future today - help raise $90,000 to get 900 kids off the streets and into school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Kids shouldn't work. Every child deserves a childhood, an education....a future.
One of our Education Center teachers, Kim, teaches remedial classes so kids are caught up with peers when the school year starts.
"The kids in our Center come from the streets or slums, and have spent their days working, scavenging, begging, doing drugs or even engaging in prostitution," Kim explained.
These kids have difficult lives: 40% of surveyed street kids do not attend school, and of those who enrol in Year One, 97% never make it to Year Four. *
Friends' social workers go out every day to marginalized communities to convince families to put their kids in school. Once they arrive at the Education Centre, children have access to:
- medical check-ups and hygiene facilities
- a nutritious meal every day
- safe housing (for those who lack a safe family environment)
- intensive remedial education classes
- sports/arts/culture classes
- a back-to-school kit when they go back to school (backpack, uniform, shoes, books)
- follow-up by social workers for at least one year to make sure they stay in school
Kim and her colleagues teach over 400 kids a year in Phnom Penh, and reintegrate 900 kids into public school every year. Friends also supports over 2,000 kids to stay in school in Phnom Penh alone each year.
Kim fights child labor and builds futures every day...and so can you.
When you donate, you help educate street kids in Phnom Penh. To say thanks, for donations of $50+ we'll put your name on a brick that was hand-painted by a child in our Education Centre during Arts & Crafts time, which we'll display at the Center to inspire all the kids struggling to escape poverty.
Check out our brick wall of supporters (when you donate $50, we'll add your name to a brick)
Any amount you can donate will help provide futures to marginalized kids. For example:
$500 provides safe housing for 6 street kids for a year
$250 buys a year's worth of teaching materials for 5 classrooms
$100 reintegrates one child into school
$50 buys lunch for 100 children at our Education Centre
$25 buys a back-to-school kit for one child (backpack, uniform, shoes, books)
Please donate or fundraise and join the Challenge today!
*Friends-International's Cambodian Street Children Profile, 2011 and Snapshot Survey, 2015