ABCs and Rice
ABCs and Rice offers free education, nutrition and healthcare to children of Siem Reap Cambodia in the Sala and Kroligne Village areas. At times, it is also a safe-haven for children otherwise vulnerable to child labour, neglect and in some cases abuse.
Often families will struggle to send all or some of their children to school due to overbearing poverty, especially in the villages. In some instances economics outway their desire for their children to be educated.
ABCs and Rice understands this challenge and works with the local village chiefs to target the families in the most need by offering them a place at the school. This in turn gives the family access to the rice program.
ABCs currently assists over 200 students and their families, through food and education. Students attend ABCs and Rice for half the day and local Khmer school the other half.
Their core programs are:
English school: Six classes taught by Khmer educators and supported by volunteers from all over the world.
Breakfast and lunch club: Provided by Pack the Essentials.
Rice rations: Distributed to families once a month to encourage excellent attendance.
Supplies sponsorship: Sponsorship of uniforms and other school supplies so students can be prepared in Khmer school.
Higher Education scholarships: Partial or fully funded tuition for students with higher education aspirations.
ABCS and Rice empower families, individuals and communities through education to break the cycle of poverty.
The mission of ABCs and Rice is to activate global awareness and helpful resources on the plight of those caught in a cycle of poverty; and to initiate, operate effective community projects, based on the concept of educating children in their native culture and English literacy, while concurrently nurturing the physical and psychological well-being of the children and their families.
1. Every child has an inalienable right to food, education, shelter, health services and safety.
2. A large percentage of those in the world who 'have'', are willing and ready to help those who "have not"
3. The best way to support someone out of poverty is to equip them with physical and intellectual resources.
4. Education creates personal power and opportunity.See more