Community Education Development
Education is at the center of what BFT does. In the years since the Khmer Rouge Cambodia was left with a severe lack of teachers and intellectuals, making illiteracy amongst Cambodia’s youth a real problem; a problem that persists today. The children who are least likely to be able to pursue a basic education are those living in rural communities, and it those communities that BFT specifically targets. In 2006, the first school that BFT built was in the village of Kra Van, about 15 km from the city of Siem Reap, providing for many of them their first chance for an education.
BFT has been able to go further out into far away villages, and though BFT programs now span many different aspects of development, education is always at the center. In all of the 33 villages BFT now works in, the schools the BFT has built or and the ones they support with teachers or supplies remain at the center of their development work.Basic Education in Khmer & English: provided to more than 1000 children every day at the community schools in the village and at the BFT center in Siem Reap.
Computer Training: taught at the BFT Center, Kok Ta Chan school and Srah Srong school, to 120 students spread throughout 8 classes.
Uniforms and Study Materials: provided all school children
Life Skills Training for Adults: in animal farming, home garden training, tailoring and sewing, craft making and basket weaving.
Access to Schools: a school van to transport 150 children from poor families to attend primary and high school every day; scholarships for high school students to help to cover costs of bicycles, study materials, uniforms and school registration.
Adult Literacy and Life Skills Support: a total of 350 adult learners have graduated from more than 10 different villages.
Promote Early Child Education: Play for Growth to develop children physical and mental faculties through creative play activities in playgroups; teaching mothers how to properly interact and communicate with their children.
Give the deserted mothers pope and their children an education. Help break the cycle of poverty. Find out how you can make a change these people's lives. Give to Help
Cambodia’s children are its future, but too many have poor health and miss out on opportunities for education. Help to break the poverty cycle and give them a real future. Help build their future – today. Give to Help
Many babies and children suffer from poor health which greatly affects their life opportunities. Help BFT in its work on improving nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, and community health. Give to Help
Domestic abuse and desertion are common and many women lack the education and skills to support their children. Help break the cycle of damage. Give to Help
Lack of education is the biggest hurdle for children and families Help BFT develop schools and community as a whole., through inclusive education, adult literacy and life skills training. Give to Help
Many families have no ability to earn needed money. Help BFT provide life and business skills training along with microfinance to set up and develop individual family businesses. Give to Help
From a deserted mother with no skills - to helping thousands of children to stay in school. Read More
From a teenage Tuk Tuk driver to a leader of the future. Read More
From a deserted woman who had lost her children - to a reunited family and now giving back to her community Read More
From abandoned child at the age of 9 - to joining Team Cambodia at the 2015 Homeless World Cup. Read More
With their mother unable to sustain them, these twins faced a tragic outcome – until BFT came to help. Read More
Abandoned by his mother at only 8 years old, BFT were able to re-unite the family and enable them to become self-sufficient. Read More