The effects of the Cambodian genocide still linger across the country today. 1/3 of the population still lives in poverty with extremely limited access to clean water, electricity, healthcare, and education.
Your tax deductible donation, large or small, can make a big difference.
Direct donations are the most immediate way to have an impact on our efforts to educate and sustain Cambodian communities.
Thanks to wonderful people who give to us on an annual basis, we are progressing towards being fully supported by donations such as yours.
Continued sponsorship enables us to confidently plan ahead, dedicating our energy to expanding and improving our school and programs instead of depending on fundraising drives. Click on the 'Donate' button below to help.
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.
You can double your donation, if you work for a company with a Matching Gift program, by applying for a matching donation from your company. We are registered with most of the organizations that manage matching gift programs for companies (e.g., Benevity, Your Cause, Network for Good).
HOW YOUR DONATION CAN HELP:
1. $2,500 Leadership Academy Scholarship/year (or pay for a component)
- $600 Food ($2/day)
- $400 Housing & Utilities ($30/month)
- $800 Academic tuition (1 year)
- $700 Leadership & Entrepreneurship Program Fee ($58/month)
2. University scholarships/year: (tuition, room & board, books, transportation):
- $1,600-$2,200 (Vanda Institute, Royal University of Cambodia, AHHC, Pannasastra University of Cambodia)
3. Secondary Girls' Scholarships/year: 7th-12th grade. Girls who had dropped out of 7th grade because of their family's poverty:
- $180/year or $15/month for each girl (41 girls currently on scholarship)
- Hands-on Science (STEM) lab: $2,000 (microscope/slides, weather station, STEM materials
Fine Arts, Sports Education:
- $200 art supplies/year
- $150 sports equipment/year
- Pre-school to adult books (Khmer & Khmer/English)-- purchased from SIPAR: $400/year
English/computer teacher's salary:
- $3,600/year (for 9 years, our teacher Saveng has taught curricula that government students don't receive)
Staff & 9th Grade Field Trips:
$1,200/year (9th graders's stories about their trip motivate younger students to excel in school...just to go on the trip!)
9th Grade National Exam Incentive program:
- Teachers: $3,250/year.
- Students: $945/ est. year. (Since implementing our incentive program 8 years ago, we have been ranked as one off the top village schools nationally, based on our students' results)
- Educational toys, art supplies, English learning materials: $200
- $600 (At our first clinic, 260 pairs of glasses were distributed to students, teachers and villagers)
- $500/clinic (We've held bi-annual clinics for the past five years)
- $200/year (Medicines from the nearest market town are often counterfeit and expensive)
Clean Water Initiative:
- $1,200/est. (This will fund UV and reverse osmosis treatment of water from our well so villagers will finally have a source for clean water. Now, most boil water, deforesting the area and polluting the air)
System of Rice Intensification demonstration garden:
- $600/est. (The French non-profit CEDAC's SRI techniques routinely increase yield by over 50%. The garden will show farmers proof of the efficacy of this technique. This can convince them to plant rice using SRI techniques, with the help of 25 farmers from our village who have been trained by CEDAC, .
Womens' School uniform Sewing Business:
- $150 to purchase a used industrial sewing machine (5 needed)
- $120 to buy starting fabric, thread, sewing supplies
CPR, First Aid, Pre-natal, and Infant Care Program:
- $220/set of inflatable CPR manikins (to leave behind, after 'train the trainer' sessions, for ongoing village CPR training
- $900/first aid kits for all village families
- $300/est. Pre-natal care packages (15 packages)
- $400/ est. Infant care packages (20 pack)
Take action to help make a difference:
It's quick, easy, and will have a huge impact.
No-cost ways to donate:
1. Amazon: Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases to the charity of your choice. Here's how it works: Just go to (its https://smile.amazon.com/ (the same site as amazon.com) and login to your Amazon account. When you're prompted to choose the charity you want Amazon to donate 0.5% of your purchases to, type in "Doris Dillon School in Cambodia." Now, whenever you want to purchase items through Amazon, just access Amazon through https://smile.amazon.com/and Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchases to our school.
2. Kent Laux and his wife Channy Laux, the author of Short Hair Detention, her memoir of life during the genocide, are the owners of Angkor Foods, an online business that specializes in authentic Cambodian spices, sauces, and condiments that Channy has created. They will donate 5% of all purchases to our school. Just use the following link to go to their website:
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