Help Alann build her dream school for a new Cambodian generation. Your contribution will help young students further their education, giving them the opportunity to improve their lives and bring prosperity to Cambodia.
Educated and strong-willed, Lann Len (call her Alann) is a young Cambodian woman determined to build a school in her village where locals can learn to speak English and use their new language skills to improve their lives.
The ability to speak English opens doors to good paying jobs in the local tourism industry, meaning young people can help support their families and earn money to attend university. It's just the first step in an effort to create new opportunities for young Cambodians, who, after years of war and civil unrest, now have the chance to build fulfilling lives and ultimately help their country prosper.
She needs your help.
Speaking English = Good Job
In Cambodia, English language skills are taught in secondary school (junior high school) and high school, but children coming from rural villages are often at a disadvantage. Lacking extra money to pay for private English lessons while they are young, they arrive at secondary school and find themselves far behind their urban living peers who have been able to afford the benefit of private lessons. Most quit their studies and consequently, are shut out of the good job opportunities that require knowing how to speak English.
A skilled tour guide in Cambodia, Alann's dream is to build a school for the young people in her village of Tourlveang and the surrounding areas in the province of Siem Reap. "What I'm doing is trying to shape them with the market need," says Alann. "Siem Reap is a great touristic province and people need to be able to speak a foreign language in order to get a job that can pay for their own university and catch what they wish to do."
A New School For A New Future
$20,000 U.S. is the estimate for a new school building. A new school will create an ideal learning environment, allowing for more classes to be offered and more students to attend. Education is what will help rebuild the country, giving Cambodians the hope and skills to forge a new future.
-> Read the story of Alann's Dream
When I’m be able to speak English, I can find a good job to do and it will lead me to reach my goal in the future. I want to be a medical doctor and help my family have better living conditions. And I want my parents to be proud of me.
Help Alann reach her goal of building a schoolhouse for the young people in her village and surrounding area.
Your contribution will help young students further their education, giving them the opportunity to improve their lives and bring prosperity to Cambodia.