WHAT WE DO

Futre Bright International Scool
High School Education

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. 

Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia
University Education

Our university students join us at the start of their university life. They either have graduated from high school with us, or join CRST and start University straight away. Through the University, they all undertake a 2 year Intensive English for Academic Purposes course before they begin their Bachelor Degree in their chosen subject. 

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.

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Masters Degree Program

After graduating from University, many students move to Phnom Penh to start their careers! At this exciting time in their lives, we continue to support them with a relocation budget and ongoing mentoring as they enter the 'real world'.

For graduates that meet our criteria, we also support their studies of either a second Bachelor Degree or Masters Degree. In return, these graduates mentor other CRST students or CRST departments, join our monthly community service activities and run our Business Classes.

Project Y Frozen Yogurt
Project Y - Frozen Yogurt

In August 2015 we opened our very first Educational Social Enterprise store!! Once located in Night Market Street, Siem Reap and fully staffed by our CRST students who we mentored on running a successful business. In March 2020 we closed this store due to COVID19 and we look forward to restarting the project in the future.

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Project G - Empowering Girls

Project G, as in G for Girls!! This project was founded in 2018 and is focused on bringing women’s health education and sustainable feminine hygiene solutions to girls in rural Cambodia.

For more about our Project G Empowering Girls enterprise, click here and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date

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Project V - Volunteer Experience

Project V - the Volunteer experience started in 2018. A unique volunteering program, we offer a unique perspective on volunteering. This cultural exchange is hosted by the university students of the Cambodia Rural Students Trust. We have hosted high school programs, incentive business trips as well as family holidays.

 

Click here for more information

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Project B - Bicycles for Education

Bicycles for Education, helps break the poverty cycle by making it easier for students in rural Cambodia to get to school.

We asses and then deliver second-hand bicycles to qualified rural students who need bikes to get to school. We also travel to rural schools 8 times a year with our Mobile Bike Mechanic program (MBM), assisting to repair bikes for all students in need. Click here for more information

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Project R - Plastic Education

Single-use plastics are devastating Cambodia’s environment so we’re doing something about it. As an environmental program that incorporates several key factors to ensure sustainability, longevity and replicability.  We have formal support and cooperation from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and Ministry of Environment.

For more about our Project R Plastic Education program click here and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date

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Project W - Water for Education

Project W Water for Education brings clean, safe drinking water to high schools.

 

57 out of 90 high schools in rural Siem Reap province do not have clean drinking water for their students. Our aim is to change that by installing SkyHydrant water filtration systems that will support 40,000 students and 20,000 families living around the schools, providing clean water to 130,000 rural Cambodians. Click here for more information

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Project L - Light for Education

This exciting new project will be launching in 2022!! We will be receiving 2,400 solar study lights from SolarBuddy to distribute across 8 remote rural schools!!

We will be raising awareness about energy poverty by distributing solar study-lights to empower Cambodian students' education.

By distributing these solar study lights, we are encouraging students to continue learning and prepare for a brighter future

 

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Environment Ambassadors

 

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.

CRST New Student Program
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.

565 students took the written test. 186 students were interviewed. We visited 51 students homes to access their family and living situation, and in 2021 we have accepted 12 new students!! 

In 2022 we will begin our New Student Selection process in May. 

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REACH Siem Reap

Collaborating with like minded NGOs has always been important to us.

 

Working with the team at REACH Siem Reap has been a pleasure and we support each other in a number of ways including a specially designed one-on-one mentoring program, joining their annual Side By Side Ride and repairing rural homes

The work REACH does for the children they teach and the families they support is truly inspiring.

www.reachsiemreap.org

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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.

www.angkorhospital.org

Smiling Hearts Association for Chidren
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. 

www.shac-smilinghearts.org