What We Do
Schools for Children of Cambodia is committed to ensuring that every child has the equal right to enjoy a quality education, and believes that this is the route out of poverty and the basis for sustainable development.
We see a day when every Cambodian child will have access to a free, quality education which empowers them, their families and communities to realize their full potential.
Schools for Children of Cambodia (SCC) supports, develops and partners programmes which reflect our core values:
- Access to a free, quality education for every child
- Inclusion and empowerment of those we seek to help
- Honesty and transparency in everything we do
- Respect for the culture, environment and national laws of where we work
- An egoless approach to fulfilling real needs with limited resources
SCC observes and supports the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Millennium Development Goal of Universal Primary Education, and the widely accepted standards that define a relevant, quality education for all:
- The shared belief that every child can be educated
- Safe, clean and orderly schools, providing an environment conducive to learning
- Educational content that is relevant to the lives of the students
- Adequate books and learning materials
- Ongoing training and development of teachers
- Strong school leadership
- Parent and community involvement in the education of their children and the running of their schools
Who We Are
Schools for Children of Cambodia (SCC) is an independent non -profit organisation, registered as a British charity, that is led by a voluntary Board of Trustees based in the UK who all have a common interest in Cambodia and its future.
Together they are responsible for the strategic development of the charity and ensuring that the charity fulfills its aims.
Where We Operate
Schools for Children of Cambodia currently focuses its efforts in Siem Reap province. This northwest province is world-famous for the Angkor temple ruins which attract nearly 2 million tourists each year. Despite its growing tourism industry, Siem Reap continues to be among the three poorest provinces in Cambodia. Nearly half of its 776,000 residents are considered impoverished. Although Siem Reap is a predominantly agricultural province with 6.6% of the nation's land area, its rice productivity is the lowest in the country.
Over 70% of Siem Reap's population has not completed a primary education. Although the province's primary net enrollment ratio is on the rise (95%), drop-out and repeat rates continue to be high. Secondary education statistics show that only 18% of appropriately-aged students are enrolled in lower secondary school; only 8% are enrolled in upper secondary school.
 H.E Mr. TAKAHASHI Fumiaki Speech, March 2007
 Ministry of Commerce National and Regional Data Bank
 Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport, 2004-05 Education Statistics and Indicators