Since 2005, Cambodian Kids Can has been giving at risk girls the chance to change their futures and lift themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty. Run by volunteers, almost 100% of your donations, go directly towards educating at risk young women in the Prey Veng province
Cambodian Kids Can focuses on the rural area of Prey Veng, a highly populated agricultural region vulnerable to natural disaster. Here, and across Cambodia, children as young as eight are forced out of school and into work. For a child with no education, there is little opportunity to break the cycle of disadvantage. Girls are most at risk And in a province where half of the population live in poverty, education changes everything.
We empower through education across three programs:
Mekhala House is a supportive home providing up to forty at risk young girls with access to formal education and comprehensive personal development programs, enabling them to change their futures.
MEKHALA LEARNING CENTRE
Mekhala Learning Centre encourages a culture of learning in the local community through offering a structured program of job skills training, free internet access and a library, enhancing local employment prospects.
MEKHALA HOUSE ALUMNI
Alumni from Mekhala House are sponsored through their tertiary or vocational education, ensuring they have the opportunity to break the cycle of disadvantage and become changemakers in their community.
OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
Cambodian Kids Can is run entirely by volunteers in Australia and local Khmer staff in Cambodia.
Cambodian Kids Can is a registered Australian charity with DGR status. Our Melbourne based board work in partnership with the Foundation for Development Cambodian Communities, a non-profit organisation registered under Statute of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Cambodian Kids Can is bound by ASIC and Australian Company Law. Our financial records (including those of FDCC) have been audited by KPMG for many years. View all our Annual Reports & Financial Statements here.