Cambodia is known for its historical significance and grand architecture. Massive stone temples throughout the region draws tourists every year. The urban areas of Cambodia, however, have a very different story.
It has been almost forty years since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime where Cambodia had to start from scratch to rebuild its human resource and infrastructure. Today, 57% of children have not completed primary education, and less than 20% finish secondary school. Due to poverty, 20% of children ages 5 to 9 are involved in child labor: the number rises to 47% for children ages 10 to 14.
HOPE is working to enable children from vulnerable Cambodian families to receive an education by equipping and resourcing families and teachers, providing basic school supplies, developing family income, empowering youth leaders, and providing basic healthcare.