The ICF Education Sponsorship Program was founded in 2017 with the vision to:
Break the cycle of poverty by educating the next generation
Our mission is to enable students to reach their full potential by providing an opportunity for them to access quality education for free. Currently, in Cambodia, education is not highly valued in large part because parents themselves are not educated and children can begin working at a young age to bring money in for the family. In addition, quality education is expensive and out of reach for many families. Researches have proved the connection between lack of education and existing poverty. It is through a good education that we believe will break the cycle of poverty for individual students which will, in turn, affect their families and their communities for generations to come.
The ICF Education Sponsorship Program seeks to offer a well-rounded approach to every student’s education.
In order to pursue general knowledge, we send our students to the best schools in Siem Reap and to supplement their general knowledge education, we hire additional teachers to teach extra classes on important subjects like math and science to guarantee the best quality of learning.
Our in house team also provides 1:1 coaching on topics of daily life such as building relationships, conflict resolution, and how to handle stress. Students meet with the Education Leader weekly for personal accountability and join group sessions that focus on character, personality, and vision to plan for their future.
In addition to their studies, we provide students with an apprenticeship that allows them to gain work experience. The apprenticeship program enables students to develop healthy work habits, increase productivity and improve the quality of the workforce in the future. We aim to reveal their potential by introducing them to a great variety of different working environments such as kitchen, housekeeping, activities on our ICF campus or supporting our Caseworkers in the villages. Through this program, students are able to earn a small amount of money.