ABOUT THE COUNTRY
Cambodia, formerly known as the Khmer Empire, gained full independence from France in 1953. Since then, the country has experienced a lot of unrest at the hand of Communist forces and civil war. Stability has been slowly rebuilding since 1999, however many who were displaced during the unrest are still facing hardships. Even though Cambodia has a large market for clothing and tourism, it’s an extremely poor country with a challenging economic environment and limited educational opportunities.
Tasum Mountain village is located in the remote area of Kampong Chhnang province. This community is heavily reliant upon work from mountains, which includes cutting lumber and farming rice. Children often help their families with these jobs, and do not have much time for studying or going to school. As a result, there is a very low literacy rate. However, despite their hardships, they are still children with big dreams for their futures. Many of them dream of being teachers, doctors, and police when they are older, but without the proper education, most of these children will not be able to achieve their dreams. By attending our VisionTrust Learning Center, these children will receive a regular meal and tutoring in reading and writing in English and Khmer (the local language) so that they can make their dreams a reality. Most importantly, these children will hear about God’s love for them.
MEET OUR LOCAL HERO
Vanek began working with VisionTrust after spending more than ten years with various local and international NGOs in Cambodia in the fields of education, human rights, and development. His desire is to see the lives of Cambodians fully restored, both physically and spiritually, so they can take part in building up the Kingdom of God in Cambodia.READ MORE +