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Cambodian Arts & Scholarship Foundation


Investing in education for poor and at-risk girls in Cambodia

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Cambodian Arts & Scholarship Foundation


Investing in education for poor and at-risk girls in Cambodia

 

Our Mission

The Cambodian Arts & Scholarship Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children through education, and focuses on poor, at-risk Cambodian girls who, for a number of reasons, are denied equal access to schooling. CASF works closely with local communities to identify potential students; provides the financial (direct cash scholarships), emotional and medical support necessary for them to attend school; and sustains this support for as long as the child wants to learn. 

 
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our programs


The Cambodian Arts and Scholarship Foundation (CASF) operates in three Cambodian provinces, Kandal, Kampong Cham, and Svay Rieng. We intervene with educational opportunities for girls before high school, at the very time they often drop out or are taken out of school, and we follow them closely throughout high school, providing a local educational coordinator who works with students on a personal basis.

Once a student passes the National Exam and is accepted to a university, oversight continues, with housing (in the CASF University Women’s Support Center in Phnom Penh), a computer lab, mentoring, medical care, and monthly stipend and tuition provided by CASF.

For fifteen years, CASF has concentrated all our efforts towards our mission, that of educating our students. We can now boast of over seventy graduates, who are working in law firms, hospitals, NGOs, businesses, and in other professions.

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our programs


The Cambodian Arts and Scholarship Foundation (CASF) operates in three Cambodian provinces, Kandal, Kampong Cham, and Svay Rieng. We intervene with educational opportunities for girls before high school, at the very time they often drop out or are taken out of school, and we follow them closely throughout high school, providing a local educational coordinator who works with students on a personal basis.

Once a student passes the National Exam and is accepted to a university, oversight continues, with housing (in the CASF University Women’s Support Center in Phnom Penh), a computer lab, mentoring, medical care, and monthly stipend and tuition provided by CASF.

For fifteen years, CASF has concentrated all our efforts towards our mission, that of educating our students. We can now boast of over seventy graduates, who are working in law firms, hospitals, NGOs, businesses, and in other professions.

Our students

CASF students are selected based on need, merit, and motivation. We work closely with communities and our educational coordinators to choose girls who have talent and a strong will to learn, and whose education would be difficult or impossible if not for additional support.

Meta (left) is one of our youngest students, in Grade 9. She lives in Srok Thrum village in Kandal province, and her favorite subject is Khmer literature. She wants to be a nurse when she grows up.

 

 

Sophorn and Sokserey (right) are both in Grade 12 in Kandal province.

Sophorn excels at languages: She is the leader of the English club at her school, and studies Chinese and French as well. She wants to be a tour guide in Phnom Penh so she can use her linguistic skills.

Sokserey is #1 in her class of 40. She loves math, and wants to be a math teacher. She is currently taking classes in Khmer, Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, and Astronomy. Sokserey spends a total of nine hours a day in class, and still helps her parents in the rice fields.

 

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our Organization


 

 

CASF Board of Directors


Heidi Brewer, President
Merry Farnum, Secretary
Elise d’Amboise
Lisa Grant
Delanie Honda
Debra Honey
Mong Kimna
Jean-Claude Redonnet

Founder
Fred Lipp

Executive Director
Julianna Nielsen

Program Coordinator, Cambodia
Kol Panha

English Instructor, Cambodia
Sharon Phelan

 

 

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our Organization


 

 

CASF Board of Directors


Heidi Brewer, President
Merry Farnum, Secretary
Elise d’Amboise
Lisa Grant
Delanie Honda
Debra Honey
Mong Kimna
Jean-Claude Redonnet

Founder
Fred Lipp

Executive Director
Julianna Nielsen

Program Coordinator, Cambodia
Kol Panha

English Instructor, Cambodia
Sharon Phelan

 

 

 

 

80% of our income comes from individual donations. Please consider supporting one of our students.  Your generosity will change a life forever.

$25 will provide a scholarship stipend for one month.

$50 buys school supplies for one student for an entire school year.

$300 will provide a scholarship stipend for one student for an entire year.

$1,500 will support one university student, including housing, tuition and stipend, for one year.