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In the slums of Phnom Penh, $208 stand between one teen and a year of learning.

Mission: Diploma! Help 12 High Schoolers Graduate

byErika Clary

  • $1,000.00

    Funding Goal
  • $1,000.00

    Funds Raised
  • 12

    Kids Impacted
Raised Percent :
100.00%
This project has been funded.
12
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Requested Item
Item Cost
# of Items
Total
Uniform
$8
2 uniforms x 12 = 24
$192
School Shoes
$5
12
$60
Tuition
$171
12
$2052
Text Book
$1.25
9 books x 12 = 108
$135
School Bag
$5
12
$60
TOTAL
 
 
$2499

*Donation includes: (a) PayPal secured processing (2.2% + $0.30 per transaction), (b) administration and technology to ensure this project reaches goal

About This Project:

From Riverkids – Our teens have a simple dream: graduate. As in any country, a high school degree increases the likelihood of attending college, acquiring stable jobs, and building bright futures. But in Cambodia, high school fees are a heavy family burden. Instead of school, most kids in our neighbourhood are pushed to work on the streets risking being sold as debt slaves, domestic servants, and child prostitutes. Our kids have come so far on their own, and they help us at Riverkids mentor the younger ones. They are now all in different grade levels, but like any teen anywhere, that diploma will lead to better job prospects, better future parenting, and achieving financial independence.


OOrganization Background (Riverkids):

n late 2001, the Cambodian-born adopted daughter of a Singapore family told her new parents how she had been trafficked. Many of the children she had lived with were then found and the family began building stronger ties within that community. From these roots, Riverkids soon began and started its first site, Alexandra in 2005 followed by Blum and Railway 2, and the fourth site, Kilomet 6 in September 2010. We prevent child-trafficking and exploitation by providing education, training, health, social work and income generation programs such as kindergarten, grade school, tuition, sports, dance, arts, Get Ready, Financial Management, counseling, weekly boarding, Baby Bellies, Foodboxes and Microfinance. Our beneficiaries are infants and toddlers, children and teenagers, sex workers, HIV-positive families and business women.

 

THANK YOU PAST FUNDERS