Many government village schools do not receive computer education for a simple reason: many villages do not have electricity.
Fortunately, we provided solar panels to run our computer classes from the beginning in 2008. Before our school was connected to the national grid in 2014, our solar panels could only support four computers. Now, students are able to work with 16 computers in our computer classes.
As villages throughout Cambodia begin to experience the forces of technology influencing families' daily lives, these classes help students become proficient in the basic computer skills needed to harness technology to better their lives.
Moreover, computer and English proficiency are two critical skills that open doors to myriad enriching career opportunities.
(Left) 7th graders working with "Mario Teaches Typing". (Center) Our Computer and English teacher Saveng works with students using a donated OLPC (One Laptop Per Child), the low-cost brainchild spearheaded by futurist Nicholas Negroponte. Saveng has taught at our school for nine years. (Right) In large classes, students have to work in pairs on the computers.
We are hoping to raise funding to purchase more computers at a cost of about $400 per computer. Click on the button below if you wish to donate.
Note: 100% of all donations will be used to fund projects and programs for village students, alumni, teachers, and families. No funds will ever be used to fund administrative expenses or board member travel and expenses.
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