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Increase school capacity from 45 to 90 pupils.

Nursery School Expansion, Phase 1

byErika Clary

  • $1,650.00

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  • $1,650.00

    Funds Raised
  • 90

    Kids Impacted
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Concrete Slab Roof




Brick Walls and Plastering


2 floors




*Mira Project Support 15%




*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:
Per Seametrey – “The present nursery and kindergarten have 45 children, ages 1-5.  A growing number of parents would like to register their children.  It is a new trend in Cambodia and a good thing because early childhood education lays the foundation for success in the primary classes.  Parents realize this.  Children in the city have access to a number of private pre-schools.  In the countryside, opportunities are rare.  This is the reason why we would like to extend our nursery and kindergarten section to be able to take more children.

We started construction with the money we had, so we are raising donations to finish it.  Your help will provide the perfect place for our students to thrive.

About This Organization:
Per Seametrey – “Seametrey’s founder, Muoy You, was born into a very poor family. In 1975, the Khmer Rouge came to power, and Cambodia went to hell. Approximately 2 million people died from execution, starvation, diseases or land mines, among them Muoy’s own parents and siblings.

Muoy was lucky enough to be in France at that time, on scholarship from the French government. Her late husband and she lived in exile for 31 years. All that time they looked for an opportunity to come back to help rebuild the educational system. In 1998, Muoy founded Seametrey, a Khmer acronym for Freedom, Civilization and Love, in Cambodia’s urban capital. By September 2007 it’s had a burgeoning primary section & an English language section for youth. In 2014, the school moved to a remote primarily farming area about 45 minutes outside of the city.  As ever, the school’s policy is social integration. Parents pay according to their income. Some parents pay full fees, some pay 50%, others pay what they can, in cash, in kind or in service. The school has now 104 students.

Seametrey’s mission is to build human excellence to lift Cambodia out of corruption. Its goal is to make quality education accessible to the less fortunate. It works for a profound, structual change in Cambodia.”