Sponsor a Child’s Education
for just AU$45 per month
or AU$540 per year
Education plays a vital role in helping to break the cycle of poverty. Sunrise New Hope teaches English, maths and morals to children.
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. Few government schools provide this service and private schools charge high fees, which poor families are unable to afford. 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.
Your donation will pay for the child’s government school uniform (blouse/shirt, skirt/shorts/trousers and socks and shoes if needed) as well as school supplies (text books, notebooks, pens, pencils etc.). The fees will also cover the cost of a bicycle, as well as ongoing repairs to the bicycle, so that the children can ride to school. You will also receive annual school reports and photos, as well as drawings/letters from your sponsored child.
Importantly, in a country where free medical attention is practically non-existent and where people die from treatable ailments, your sponsorship funds will also provide the child and his/her family with full support and access to Sunrise New Hope’s free medical clinic staffed by local Khmer and Western volunteer doctors and nurses.
What do I need to do?
Please complete the form below telling us that you either want to sponsor a child or require more information and Sponsorship Coordinator will get in touch with you who will make arrangements to identify a child who matches your preference. 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