How to help?
As a not-for-profit organization, we are constantly in need of donations and funding. We live in a place where literally every penny makes a HUGE difference in the lives of some of the world’s most underprivileged and marginalized children. By making a donation of any amount, you stand strong with us and others around the world with loving hearts who believe that even though no one can do everything, everyone can do something It truly is amazing how much can be achieved with just a small amount of funding from compassionate people like you and a helping hand from us. Here’s how you can help make a difference: Make a donation Some of the recurring monthly expenses we require donations for include: teachers’ salaries school supplies clothing and flip flops for the children basic first aid supplies training to improve the knowledge of our teachers personal hygiene packs for the children. For other items, please see our Wish List If you would like to wire a donation directly into our bank account, please find the necessary information on our Contact Us page. Your contributions and support are greatly appreciated. Put a link to the Contact Us or fundraise for us! Organize a walkathon, bikeathon, bake sale, raffle or auction. Host a speed dating session for charity or maybe a pub quiz. Get creative! We’re happy to supply PDFs for flyers with information about our organization. Visit the schools: Visit the schools and help the kids practice their conversational English skills.
Pagna to set up a time to visit.
Join our team as a volunteer We love getting some hands-on help from like-minded people who share our passion and our vision.
Thank you for your desire to help! Here are some things we urgently need for the school in Kampong Phluk. Please keep reading to see what we need for our newest location, a school building to teach in year-round equipped with a computer room, a room to house a teacher and a room to house a volunteer $9,500 a highly qualified English teacher – $250/month to teach a full day. There is no qualified teacher in KP to fill this role, therefore we must hire someone from outside the village to move there. This is why we require a school with a room to house a teacher. books – 120 student books and 120 workbooks – $480 Five laptop computers and a printer/copier – $2500 – Pagna is trained in IT and is extremely computer savvy. He will teach the computer classes. Two solar units to power lights for the evening classes and to provide power for the computers. – $2,468 For both schools we are always happy to receive:
- Books for a library. Any and all books written in English and Khmer are greatly appreciated.- Art supplies and coloring books.
- Sports equipment and games.
- Children’s clothing
- Scholarships for our young adults. It costs $50 per month in living expenses for each student who attends high school, University or vocational training. One year of University costs $400 in addition to living expenses. The cost of vocational training varies by program.
Volunteers are an extremely important part of what we do and we appreciate your help in continuing our development as an organization. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome for stays of a few days, months or more, depending on our needs. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our students, teachers and wider community, while experiencing the authentic culture of rural Cambodia and gaining an insight into the lives of local people. We don’t ask for experience or formal qualifications, only a flexible attitude and a willingness to help in whatever way you can. However, if you do have skills or qualifications in teaching, school administration, creative design, marketing, fundraising or anything that would be applicable in improving the school, we would love your help. As a small, grassroots organization, the help you give will make a very real and tangible impact in our school community. If you want to volunteer, please submit an expression of interest form (see link below) and we will be in touch with you via email.
Most of our volunteers spend at least some of their time assisting our Khmer teachers in the classroom, although this is not compulsory. If teaching isn’t your thing, there are always plenty of other tasks to be done such as building, fixing, painting, cleaning and working on creative projects, to name a few. Depending on your skills and the length of your stay, you may also be able to assist with tasks behind the scenes, such as updating the school website, promoting the school on social media, developing our marketing material or finding sponsorship and donations. If you have a specific skill or idea you think would benefit the PCEF School, please let us know when you express an interest in volunteering.
One of the highlights for our volunteers is the opportunity to experience a home stay in a rural village. Facilities at our two locations are very basic but authentic and the host families are very hospitable. The huts sleeping areas are set up with mattresses, pillows, mosquito nets and fans. Toilets and showers have no running water, so you will need to use rain water to shower as the locals do, by scooping water on yourself. This can take a bit of getting used to, but is actually refreshing, especially on the really hot days.
The number of hours you work will depend on your role, but generally speaking, most volunteers work between 4-6 hours every week day.
On weekends and when volunteer tasks have been completed for the day, you will have free time for other activities. This might include visiting the local temples, relaxing in a hammock with a good book, cycling around the local area, taking a cooking class or going into Siem Reap town. You may also have the opportunity to attend a traditional community ceremony such as wedding or Buddhist celebration.
Our two schools and home stays are approximately 26km (30-50 minutes tuk tuk ride) from Siem Reap town. We can arrange a tuk tuk for you, or give directions to your own tuk tuk driver, it’s up to you. The cost for a tuk tuk is $15-$20 one way. Feel free to contact our two drivers who know the directions to the school
Their phone numbers are
Mr Chantha: +855 (0)975346707
Mr Sophinn: +855 (0)882800678
While in the village, you are welcome to use one of the volunteer bicycles to travel between schools and around the local area.
Fees are paid in advance when you arrive or from Sunday to Saturday each week and depend on the length of your stay. Even though we don’t have a minimum stay, we do ask for a level of commitment in that you pay in advance for at least the days you intend to stay in the week ahead. This does mean that you will need to do a little planning if you would like to spend some time away from the village. Fees cover your home stay accommodation, three meals, administration and a small contribution toward school running costs including teacher salaries and electricity. They are as follows: Up to one month: $10 per day or part there of. One month or more: $8 per day or part there of.
*Note: The cost per day includes the day you arrive, unless it’s after dinner. Your final day is free if you leave us before lunch, otherwise the $10 fee is payable for that day also.
What is not covered?
- Travel expenses getting to and from the village as well as between schools
- Travel insurance
Activities outside of the village
- Medical care or supplies
- Snacks, drinks and alcohol
What if I would like to fundraise or make a donation?
Currently, our school relies on the fundraising efforts and the generous donations of people who visit us and feel moved to invest in our vision. We have intentionally kept our volunteer fees to an absolute minimum, so you can have the freedom without obligation to give more if you choose. The best way to make a donation is in cash or by direct bank transfer to the school’s bank account (insert link). We also welcome and appreciate anyone who would like to start a fundraising campaign when they return home. Please talk to Pagna if you would like to contribute in this way.
In addition to general donations and fundraising, you are welcome to bring goods, purchase educational materials or donate money for much needed resources. We have a regularly updated wish list that you can view *here.
I’ve decided I want to volunteer, what now?
If the dates you would like to volunteer are more than three days ahead, please complete and submit our ‘Expression of Interest’ form here and we will be in touch with you via email. at email@example.com.
If you are already in Siem Reap, please contact us:
+855 (0)11 21 8008/(0)81-600-978
Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you!