This Life Cambodia , Siem Reap, Cambodia

This Life Cambodia's main goal is to help local people and groups become fully self-sufficient. They have the belief that every child has the right to a free, high-quality education. It achieves its goal by providing educational and training, securing funding, building infrastructure, and creating networks of support. TLC’s needs-based support decreases as communities begin to operate independently.

Education enables children to develop the essential skills needed to make positive changes in their lives and break free from poverty. Without an education, a child is immediately disadvantaged and far less likely to achieve their true potential.
The Mission of This Life Cambodia is:

  • To assist grassroots organisations in developing projects in an ecologically sensitive and socially just manner
  • To implement and coordinate community development and educational programmes in various rural areas of Cambodia
  • To facilitate people-centred learning through supporting community-based and individual educational programmes with an emphasis on human rights, social and environmental issues 

Where TLC Works
Cambodia’s bloody history has had a massive effect on the country’s infrastructure as well as on its citizens in very specific and personal ways. During the Khmer Rouge rule, Cambodia experienced a traumatic and unforgettable genocide that changed the country forever. Approximately 1.7 million people were killed in a little less than 4 years. Thirty years later, Cambodia still struggles to provide basic education for its people. Literacy is a significant issue, with the majority of Cambodia’s illiterate population living in poverty in remote and rural areas. Without improving access and quality of affordable education, there is very little hope of Cambodia pulling itself out of poverty.
TLC’s targeted programmes are therefore aimed at low-income households in an attempt to overcome this inequity in access to education.
Please see their website for more information.

 Children enjoying some of TLC's activities.