Wayfaring Foundation is an independent non-profit organization, which is based in Melbourne Australia, directly benefiting children and communities every year in Cambodia, by providing free education to the underprivileged. The Foundations aims is through our full and viable development model, Wayfaring Foundation provides safe learning centres, libraries, community projects and provides children with basic school supplies. But our educational support widens beyond constructing and equipping our learning centres. We ensure our projects are supported over the long-term, to develop ideas to complement government-defined curriculum, and to commit in giving all underprivileged children a quality education so they can enjoy a happy educated life, free of undue worries and assist them into obtaining a better future with quality employment. Built on the loving and passionate commitment in giving underprivileged children a chance to make a progressive and positive change in their lives.
Roulous Commune, Kok srok Village Siem Reap Cambodia
This is a small rural community which has 1300 family and 300 children that live in a small village called Roulous Commune 45 kms from Siem Reap Town. The parents in this small village are poor farmers and the children aren’t given the opportunity to attend the state school 15 kms away because most of the family can’t afford the school fees, learning material or the school uniforms that is required by the state schools. We established a learning center in this village 5 years ago to provide free education to these children. The learning center offers free education 5 days a week between 7am and 11am or 1pm to 4pm. The learning center provides Khmer Language, English Language and a kindergarten. Generally we average between 120 and 200 children per day learning in the school. My volunteers Mr Sambath teaches English, Mrs Sambath teaches Khmer and English Language and Mrs Valeak teaches Khmer language. These volunteers provide their time for free to the learning Centre.
Suvansila Pagoda, Traw Garet Village Siem Reap Cambodia
The young Monks of this Village are 90% orphans or the parents are too poor to provide for their children so they are sent to the Temple to become Monks. The young Monks don’t attend a state school and rely only on the education that is available from other senior Monks and Wayfaring Foundation. We established a classroom in the living quarters of the temple 1.5 year ago to provide education to these young Monks. After their last meal at 11.30am the young Monks will attend the classroom to start their learning, first they will have 1.5 hours of English studies followed by 1.5 hours of Khmer language 5 days a week. The English classes have become so popular within in the village and now we are getting children from the state school attending the English class during their lunch time break. There are 20 young Monks and now averaging around 10 to 15 other village children attending our English classes. The English classes are at a very basic level, (year 2 -3 in our curriculum). I have developed a great team of volunteers to teach English when I’m not available. I have Mrs Sarth Sothy Ctep, which is a university student studying English language and Mr Ngoun Sothy who assist Mrs Sarth when he is free to attend the classes.