Children Sponsor:

While government education in Cambodia is supposedly free, teachers are paid a very low wage and sometimes can go months without receiving their salary. As a result, teachers charge each child a 'fee' of between 50c and $1 a day to pay for various services including lessons, photocopies and exam fees. Unfortunately, many poor families in Cambodia earn less than $50 a month, so although the parents know that education is a stepping stone out of poverty, priorities such as food and shelter take precedence and education is often out of their reach.

 

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While government education in Cambodia is supposedly free, teachers are paid a very low wage and sometimes can go months without receiving their salary. As a result, teachers charge each child a 'fee' of between 50c and $1 a day to pay for various services including lessons, photocopies and exam fees. Unfortunately, many poor families in Cambodia earn less than $50 a month, so although the parents know that education is a stepping stone out of poverty, priorities such as food and shelter take precedence and education is often out of their reach.

  

As the town of Siem Reap is a major tourist destination attracting over one million visitors every year, competence in English will increase the students’ opportunities for employment in their local area. Few government schools provide this service and private schools charge high fees which poor families are unable to afford. Your generous donation to Indochina Expedition Fund of $35 per month will support a child attending primary or secondary school and will ensure that the student you sponsor will receive a free education in all subjects, including Khmer, English, maths and computer technology. This support can continue, if appropriate, until the student finishes school in Year 12.


Your donation will pay for the government school fees as well as daily English lessons at a reputable English school. It will also pay for the child's school uniform (blouse/shirt, skirt/shorts/trousers and socks and shoes if needed) and school supplies. (Text books, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.) Importantly, in a country where free medical attention is practically non-existent and where people die from treatable ailments, your sponsorship funds will also provide the child and his or her family with access to free medical assistance from local Khmer Fmilies have been lived near by our house . 

 

Can I select my child?


You can tell us whether you would prefer to select a boy or a girl to sponsor and you can also tell us what age bracket you would prefer your sponsored child to be in at the start (13,14 - or 15 -17-18 ).Once we receive your email confirming you wish to proceed, we will contact our school  partner and request them to nominate a child for you. The child will then be selected using the following selection criterion :
The child comes from poor economic circumstances
·     has a caring mother who values education and who will encourage the child while he or she is at school
·     is willing to attend school regularly and is determined to try his or her best to achieve good results

 

How much does this cost?


The cost of a new sponsorship is $420 a year or $35 a month which can be paid annually or monthly.

 

When will it start?


You can use the link to the Sponsorship form: complete the details and submit it to us. You can then start your sponsorship straight away. Alternatively, you can email us at  info@indochinaexpedition.net  /  and provide us with the following information:

·     Your full name
·     The full name of the person who will be the sponsor (if different from above)
·     Your address
·     Your home telephone number
·     Your mobile telephone number
·     Your email address
·     Would you like to sponsor a boy or a girl
·     What age bracket would you prefer your sponsored child to be in: 13-14, 15-16 or 17-18

At anytime, you can make further enquiries by emailing us at  info@ indochinaexpedition.net 
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When do I pay?


The sponsorship included  (coincides) with the start of the Cambodian school year which commences on the 1s September. When your commence you sponsorship you will be invoiced for a pro-rated amount to take you to the yearend of 31st August.
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How can I pay?


Sponsors can pay by bank transfer. You can elect to pay the full annual fee of $420 as one total amount (Total (lump sum) or you can set up a recurring transfer of $35 per month which is payable on the 1st of every month.


Bank Transfer
Bank transfer to: IECF Trust, ANZ Bank, A/C 174249
Important: When conducting the transaction, please ensure that you include your surname and indicate on the transaction the donation is for 'SEC' an abbreviation for Sponsor Education a Child)

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Can I select my child?

 

You can tell us whether you would prefer to select a boy or a girl to sponsor and you can also tell us what age bracket you would prefer your sponsored child to be in at the start (13-14, 15 or 16-17-18). Once we receive your email confirming you wish to proceed, we will contact our on-ground business partner and request them to nominate a child for you. The child will then be selected using the following selection criterion:

·     the child comes from poor economic circumstances
·     has a caring mother who values education and who will encourage the child while he or she is at school
·     is willing to attend school regularly and is determined to try his or her best to achieve good results

In effect, a IECF sponsorship means a sponsor is linked to a specific child such that his or her future education can be supported and closely monitored through indirect regular contact (letters, emails, photo, school attendance reports and academic progress reports) and that there is an opportunity to visit the child and the relevant school.

Please be aware that IECF has policies in place for all sponsor-child contact which are compliant with the guidelines. For further information about communicating with or visiting your sponsored child, please contact the IECF Child Protection Officer at: enquiries@indochinaexpedition.net

alternatively, you can go to our  partner webpage  www.spitlerschool.org   , which will provide you with further information.