We want to get 1000 children sponsored into school by 2020

This is our 1000 Futures campaign

1000 Futures

An education can free these children from poverty and exploitation by Sex Traffickers

1000 Futures

Let's Make It Happen

To facilitate the sponsorship of children from the slums of Phnom Penh, Cambodia to go to Beltei School and therefore move on in life and out of the slums

Cambodia – A Poor Country With Untold Riches

“Our Wealth Is In Our Children – Their Future Is In Our Hands”

Who Do We Help?

Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world. About one third of the people live in poverty.

Almost half the population is made up of children. Many live in appalling conditions. No sanitation, no clean water, no safe food.

Young girls are abused, neglected and preyed upon by Sex Traffickers.

Often these girls are forced into prostitution or sold into it by their families. Either way, they do it to put food on the table.

Education will secure a future for these girls.

But when you’re a child struggling to get food and shelter, any hope of an education is like dust in the wind.

These are the children we help.

How Do We Help?

Learning English and Computer Skills gives these children a chance to get better paying jobs when they are growing up.

Being in education also gives these children something better to look forward to: a future without abuse or prostitution.

 

“…BELTEI has set itself the mission to improve the educational field by offering the important life skills to the students proficiency such as analysing, thinking, reading, writing, speaking, listening and being self confident in order to pass 100% for [their] High School exam…”

 

Education is a child’s best chance of escaping to a better future.

Sponsoring a child gives them that chance

Three Simple Ways You Can Change a Girl’s Life:

Sponsoring

When You sponsor a child, all the money goes directly in to their education, paying all school fees. They get an education in English and Computing, equipping them for a better, safer life. That’s a lot of help for just £35 a month.

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Donating

Donations help us work in the community supporting families and children through the education process. It doesn’t matter how much – it all helps.

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Telling

The easy way to help. It doesn’t cost you anything and you can do it right now. Email this website to all your contacts and really boost our chances of helping these kids.

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Cambodia: A Forgotten Country

Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world.

One third of the people live in crushing poverty.

Almost half the population is made up of children.

The average salary is less than $1 a day. That is about 80p in the UK.

75,000 people living in Cambodia have HIV/AIDS.

Many of those 75,000 are children, infected through being forced to work in the Sex Trade

85% of people live in rural areas.

UNICEF has designated Cambodia the third most land mined country in the world.

Only 36% of Cambodians have access to safe clean water.

50% of children do not attend secondary school.

It is estimated that approximately 2 million people died during the Khmer Rouge reign between 1975 and 1979.

Cambodia has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. Between 1990 and 2005 the country lost 25,000 square kilometers of forest.

Human trafficking is rife in Cambodia mostly for the sex trade. This includes girls of eleven and younger.

The Importance of Teaching English and Computing in Poor Communities


Elayne was one of the first to sponsor through Helping Hand. Within one year she had decided to strengthen this relationship by going to visit Sokunkim at his home in a slum in the south of Phnom Penh. This is her account of her short stay in Cambodia.

Read Elayne’s inspiring story here.

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