Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Our Projects

Here you can find out about what we do, the projects we run and other NGOs we work with

Project Y Frozen Yogurt
Project Y Frozen Yogurt

In August 2015 we opened our very own Educational Social Enterprise store!! You can find us in Night Market Street, Siem Reap. Our store is open 7 days a week and fully staffed by our CRST students who we mentored on running a successful business

All profits from this store is put back into our NGO for further education and activities .

Click here for more information or follow us on Facebook!


We’re very proud to announce that we are launching a brand new project - Project G, as in G for Girls!!  Our new project is focused on bringing women’s health education and sustainable feminine hygiene solutions to girls in rural Cambodia.


Around the world, girls and women resort to using rags, mattress stuffing, banana leaves, feathers, and even cow dung to manage their menstruation. Without basic hygiene education and sanitation, rural girls often miss many days of school, ultimately dropping out.


Partnering with Days for Girls, we will provides a safe, beautiful, washable, and long-lasting alternative — along with vital health education. In less than 10 years, Days for Girls have reached one million girls and women in over 100 countries - and through Project G, we will be bringing this empowering program to rural Cambodia.

For more about Days for Girls click here

New Student Program

Our student management team created a comprehensive process including tests, interviews and family visits to ensure that the new students we are undertaking to sponsor at High School or University are keen to study and come from poor rural families.

319 students took the written test.

128 students were interviewed.

We visited 29 students homes to access their family and living situation, and in 2018 we accepted 13 new students!! 


We are getting ready to find new students to join the CRST family for the 2019-2020 academic year!! 

This process of interviewing and testing is typically undertaken in May-July, for the academic year commencing in September. 

Click here to download the Application Form. Forms need to be given back to us by March 25, 2019

50 Students at University


Our University Students come from impoverished rural families, many of them are not only the first in their families to attend University, but are the first in their village to attend University. We identified very early that being poor does not equate to being dumb - all our students needed was a chance, and some of them are regularly at the top of their classes.


Our students study full-time at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia. They attend daily English classes and provide tutorials to our high school students. They also receive a monthly living allowance and volunteer daily at a rural school and orphanage, again putting back into the community.


4 Working University Students


Like our full time students, these students come from impoverished families. Some of these students were fully supported by CRST but need to work at the same time, so we continue to sponsor their tuition only. This is their next step to being independent which is a great success for us. Having this 'middle' step allows us to support other poor students.  

They are not required to attend daily English classes, however they do attend all Sport and Community Service activities on a monthly basis.

18 Students at Future Bright International School

Our high school students are in grades 10, 11 and 12. All of them come from poor rural families from villages surrounding Siem Reap. 


In addition to paying for tuition at this private school, we provide them with uniforms, breakfast, lunch, and dinner 5 days a week, daily English classes and tutorials in subjects which they need help with. 

Our high school students receive a monthly allowance for living expenses and volunteer for a few hours every weekend at rural schools, putting back into their own communities. They also attend all Sport and Social activities.

Angkor Hospital for Children

Our students volunteer daily at Angkor Hospital for Children as a part of our volunteer program. In their first 2 years of University students must volunteer 2 hours a day at another organisation or NGO to give back to their community. 

The work AHC does for the children and families in and around Siem Reap is truly inspiring and our students love volunteering there.

Together for Cambodia - TFC

TFC is an organization in the rural part of Siem Reap. It has excellent checks and balances in terms of child care, government compliance and transparent financing.

In 2016 we helped fund a sports field that will be used by the TFC children, as well as the local village children. You can get more information on TFC at

Smiling Hearts Association for Children

Our students volunteer at SHAC as assistant teachers. SHAC is a non-government organisation which is located in Siem Reap with a mission to give children a good education, health care and a safe environment.

SHAC has 6 classes from grade 1-6, and the students are from 6-18 years old. English is taught by Khmer teachers and foreign volunteers from overseas and are open from Monday to Friday.