Siem Reap Resources and Links
There is a bewildering range of projects, initiatives, and non-governmental organizations in Cambodia, and in Siem Reap in particular. Some have very different inspirations and motivations and a wildly varying range of funding and staffing.
Listings here do not necessarily support or endorse the policies of any organization: most listed here are non-profit, but some are openly commercial: some are global, some are purely local. Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Honour Village Cambodia has no control over the contents of those sites or resources. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. The intent is purely to provide a reference point for the range of needs and potential in the Siem Reap area.
- http://www.greengeckoproject.org: The Green Gecko Project supports 70 children who previously lived and begged on the streets of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Green Gecko provides security, education, love and opportunities to these children through their formative years and into their adult lives, empowering them to achieve their full potential. The project also supports the children's families and the broader community through long term health, education and training initiatives.
- http://www.goodwillglobetrotting.org/projects Goodwill Globetrotting is a US-based global charity support network which links donors and volunteers with with new or struggling organizations. By accumulating material necessities, recruiting volunteers, enhancing their marketing and publicity campaigns, and hosting fundraisers on their behalf, Goodwill Globetrotting helps charities with the boost they need to achieve their goals
- http://www.feedingdreamscambodia.org/ Feeding Dreams Cambodia is a community school operating in the urban slums of Siem Reap, building capacity at the grassroots; providing free education (kindergarten, English literacy and computer training), school meals, football, health education, and family/community support to over 700 poor children and attempting to keep families united and to create community leaders.
- http://www.gracehousecambodia.org/ Grace House Community Centre is a non-religious, non-political NGO located 4 kms outside of Siem Reap, on the road to Tonle Sap, where the villagers make a living subsistence farming and fishing. Opened in November 2008 by Globalteer, a UK charity, Grace House Community Centre is now an independent locally-managed organization which aims to increase self-sufficiency by supporting families while they learn new skills and set up new business; offering access to health care, sanitation, clean water, dry homes and micro loans; and educating the children in English and ensuring they receive a state education.
- http://abcsandrice.webs.com ABCs and Rice aims to empower the poor to break the cycle of poverty. It employs 7 Khmer teachers and 3 support workers by offering them support and training as they strive to advance their careers, and assists over 180 students and their families, relying heavily on help from volunteers and donors.
- http://www.smallartschool.org Small Art School (SAS) is a self-financed art school, founded by a Japanese art teacher with the aim to provide free art education to Cambodian children, especially to those children who have the will to learn but lack the opportunity.
- http://www.newhopecambodia.com/ New Hope Cambodia, based in Mondul 3, a deprived area of Siem Reap, is a grassroots NGO which focuses on free education for all to break the cycle of poverty. The organization addresses the chronic malnutrition, ill-health and poor living conditions facing families, and, at the same time, finds ways to work toward a better future. Projects include the New Hope community school with over 600 students, a health Centre, a Community Outreach Program, a training restaurant, shelter homes, and farming projects.
- http://www.neweracambodia.com/ A group of Australian family and friends and volunteers provide education for extremely poor Cambodian families in remote villages, particularly near O'Rumchek (75 km from Siem Reap). The goal of New Era Cambodia is to help Cambodian children become literate so they can participate fully in life, and to provide them with opportunities to improve their health and hygiene so they can participate fully in school. The project works in partnership with Global Development Group, an Australian NGO.
http://www.lovetefl.com/internship/teach-in-cambodia/ This commercial
program offers 3-month teaching experiences in Cambodia for £995-£1195,
including some TEFL teaching training online prior to the trip.
- http://www.wrccambodia.org/ The Women's Resource Center (WRC) is a local organization, planned and developed by women, opened in 2008 to improve their quality of life. WRC's mission is to empower Cambodian women by providing support and information that enhances their ability and confidence to make informed decisions about their own lives. The WRC advocates for women and collaborates with other organizations in and around Siem Reap for women who seek support and counseling.
- http://theplf.org/wp/ The Ponheary Ly Foundation provides uniforms and school supplies to children who would otherwise not be going to school. Once all the children from a village are present at their public school and properly equipped, the PLF supports the school to provide a quality of education that is equal to that which is accessible in the urban communities.
- http://www.cambodiahappyfamily.org/ provides educational sponsorship and accommodation for 23 boys and 14 girls in Siem Reap and 5 others in Phnom Penh attending college and pursuing their professional careers. It is a family of 40 kids and a devoted caretaker taking care of each other with outside financial and personal support.
- http://concertcambodia.org/ ConCERT Connecting Communities, Environment & Responsible Tourism - is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Siem Reap, Cambodia which aims to maximise the benefits from tourism and travel of all kinds for the most vulnerable people in Cambodia. it provides a central resource for visitors and people interesting in helping in Cambodia, such as advice on responding to street children, issues surrounding many orphanages in Cambodia, successful volunteer placement, and positive steps visitors or volunteers can take. It provides a drop-in contact point in Siem Reap for information on many local organizations and NGOs.
- http://www.smateria.com/ Smateria is a self financed, 'for profit' Cambodian company, the 'profit' from which goes straight back into the business. Employing tailors and members of their families, in five years, the business has grown from five to 60 employees, 90% whom are young women who are encouraged to bring their children to work, where Smateria pay for child care. Smateria pre-school program has start running in November 2011, with 2 teachers. Smateria outsource part of their work to family members of their staff, by financing the sewing machines (which are repaid to Smateria monthly, with no interest) and offer a free training to the tailors and their families. To date, Smateria has financed 40 sewing machines. Smateria runs 4 shops in Cambodia selling bags and other accessories
- http://egbokmission.org/ EgbokMission is a project by students, mentors, educators hospitality professionals, corporate partners and volunteers who bring education and training to young adults so they can work in the worldwide hospitality industry. They partner with Palm Tree Foundation, Future Light Orphanage, and Children's Orphanage Samrong (Phnom Penh region); Program Advancing Girls' Education, Angkor Thom Junior High School, Self Help Community Center (SHCC), Population and Development International – Cambodia, and Assistance to Poor Children's Agency in Kampong Speu province.
- http://www.wowcambodia.org/about/ 'WOMEN OF WORTH' is a sewing and craft project designed to bring a poor group of women out of poverty in a squatter settlement on the outskirts of Siem Reap out of poverty. WOW employs a teacher to train them, and regular volunteers to teach new skills. It purchases their bags and other items, enabling them to buy food and basic living requirements. The items are available for sale locally, on the WOW website and through various contacts in Australia.
- http://www.cambodiaruralschooltrust.org/ 'Breaking the poverty cycle through education' is the objective of the Cambodia Rural Schools Trust (CRST). Since 2011, CRST have been sponsoring poor rural Cambodian students to attend high school and university - a first for many in the villages they come from. They also provide sponsorships to rural schools and orphanages and run a vocational training program in the countryside, teaching traditional Khmer carving in wood and stone, with Fair Trade purchasing of students' works, providing them a regular income.