LWB’s Education Program provides access to education to orphaned and impoverished children who otherwise would have little hope of a brighter future. We’re committed to helping as many children as possible achieve their dreams of learning.
Believe in Me schools
After learning that some children were unable to attend public schools due to living in extreme poverty or being born with medical needs, LWB decided to bring education directly to the kids through its Believe in Me schools. These schools serve children both in orphanages and rural villages and open their minds to the joy of learning.
Secondary and higher education
We believe every child who dreams of higher education should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. LWB has provided both high school and college support to over a thousand teens from both orphanages and rural villages.
Orphaned student support
Tuition assistance is provided for orphaned children to attend local schools and receive educational opportunities.
Early childhood development
In the rural Western region of Cambodia, which has few economic opportunities, adults in many families cross the border into Thailand to search for work, often leaving children behind to fend for themselves. LWB’s Sokhem and Rangsei Early Childhood Development Centers provide a safe daycare and early childhood development program for infants and toddlers in a region known for child trafficking.
Laji landfill student support
LWB has created a special education program for children living and working at a local landfill in western Cambodia. Before our involvement, the children would scavenge through mounds of garbage each day, searching for recyclables to sell. This is very dangerous work as they are exposed to toxic fumes, rusty metal, and even medical waste. Through this special program, LWB provides transportation each day for the children to be picked up and taken to our schools, where they can receive an education, as well as hot school lunches and access to medical care.
Featured success story
Megan from Cambodia
Megan is part of LWB’s college scholarship program for impoverished rural students in Cambodia. She is the youngest of five children. Sadly, when Megan was 13, her older sister died of malaria. Her family then urged her to drop out of school to go to work, which is very common in this border region, but Megan dreamed of having an education. The LWB team continually encouraged her to continue her studies, and we celebrated with her when she passed the college entrance exam after becoming the first in her family to graduate from high school.
Megan then did so well on a specialized medical admissions exam that she was offered a spot in the pharmacy program at a top university. She is excelling in the program, receiving academic awards, and volunteering with both public health projects and a local pharmacy. She identifies the most important things in her life as her family, her LWB sponsors who make her education possible, and her studies, which she very much enjoys. Megan’s entire future has been transformed, thanks to the power of education and the kindness of those who support this critical program.
If you would like more information about supporting our education program, or if you would like to get involved as a volunteer, email our Education Team!