Upgraded Computers for New Rural Learning Center

byErika Clary

  • $2,100.00

    Funding Goal
  • $2,100.00

    Funds Raised
  • 300

    Kids Impacted
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Contributors: ERIKA Rajvee Geraldine Tim Rosa Ashley Gabrielle Humma Rick Shannon Barbara Edward Ha david Jeff Anonymous Lei Sara Leslie Cheryl Anonymous Donna and Steve Phillip Bobby Bobby John Sara

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Requested Item Item Cost # of Items Total
Second-hand computers & monitors $75 per set 25 $1,875
*Project Support (Mira) 12% 1 $225
TOTAL     $2100

*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:
Since 2002, Family Care Cambodia has offered quality educational programs, with a special emphasis on teaching computer to children in rural areas. IT skills facilitate higher learning, better career options and unlimited research opportunities. To meet this need we have opened a new Learning Center in Siem Reap; with an IT lab that can accommodate 25 students at a time. 300 students have already enrolled. Our current PCs, donated from a local business, are too outdated to support the educational software needed for a quality curriculum. We hope to upgrade the equipment by purchasing 25 sets with higher specifications.  Students who finish the course will have mastered typing in English and Khmer, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-Point and Photoshop. This will increase their income earning potential by at least 50%.

About This Organization: 
Per FCC – “FCC is recognized by the Cambodian government with MOUs from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Education, Youth, and Sports.  Our activities include: translation, production and distribution of children’s books, and assisting a shelter for minor girls rescued from sexual exploitation and domestic violence.  We provide English, computer and art classes; rice and cooking gas monthly, and weaving looms and sewing machines for vocational training.  We built and maintain a second story with bedrooms and lavatories.  At a primary school in Siem Reap, we built and furnished an IT lab, teacher’s office, 3-classroom school building and student lavatories.  300+ students benefit from our English, computer and sports training.  60 students benefit from our assisting a village school.  We operate a hostel for 20 rural boarding students earning their post graduate degrees.  We also help with the annual Cambodian Special Olympic Games.”