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2014 CASF Overview

Hong Srey Roth is 21 years old and is in her second year at University in Phnom Penh. She wants to be a lawyer to protect women & children's rights.
The Cambodian Arts and Scholarship Foundation (CASF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 2001 by Frederick Lipp, author of The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh. CASF is committed to improving the lives of children in Cambodia through education; a particular focus is on work with poor, at-risk girls who are, for a number of reasons, often denied equal access to schooling.

CASF collaborates with local communities to identify potential students, provides financial, emotional and medical support to these students and their families, and sustains this support for as long as the student wants to learn. CASF has offices located in Portland, Maine USA and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

CASF is overseen by a small all-volunteer Board of Directors in Portland, Maine USA that fundraises and assists with logistics as well as visiting the programs regularly. CASF currently provides scholarships and emotional/medical support to approximately 15 Cambodian students who live in three Cambodian provinces.

Kimna Mong, current coordinator in Phnom Penh, manages each Provincial Program in Kandal, Svay Rieng, Kampong Cham, and in Phnom Penh. The Coordinator works closely with Educational Coordinators who live near the students and who meet with each student several times a month. The foundation also supports 17 University students. The CASF staff, generous volunteers, and hands-on board members are deeply committed individuals who give faithfully of their time and expertise.

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