Education

We believe that every child, no matter where they are born, has the right to quality education, healthcare and sports and play. Unfortunately, many children in Cambodia don’t enjoy those rights.

All of our students at ISF come from Phnom Penh’s poor, urban settlements and when they join ISF’s Catch-Up Education Programme they will have likely never attended school before and never have received healthcare before. The aim of our programme is to give each student the foundation of a quality education, improve their health and nutrition, build their confidence and give them the opportunity to build a brighter future.

Our Catch-up Programme teaches two grades of the Khmer curriculum in one year. Once students reach the appropriate grade for their age, we then support them to study at local state school.  We offer ongoing holistic support to all our Education Programme students including healthcare, two school meals six days per week, monthly food parcels for their families, school fees, uniforms and other materials, English classes, computer classes, extra-curricular activities such as sport and dance, vocational training and employment support.

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What we offer

Catch-up Education
Catch-up Education
When a student joins ISF, they enter our Catch-Up Education Programme which teaches them two years of the Khmer Curriculum in one year for as many years as it takes to catch-up them to the right grade for their age.
State School Support
State School Support
When a student successfully catches up to the right age for their grade, ISF then supports them to integrate in state school including covering the cost of uniforms, school books and materials, healthcare, school meals, extra classes and more.
Community Development
Community Development
Through offering parents and community members opportunities to learn new skills and better employment opportunities, we increase the likelihood of our students staying in school.
Healthcare & Nutrition
Healthcare & Nutrition
Our support increasing all our students’ access to healthcare, dental care, eye care, clean drinking water, improved sanitation, nutritional support, counselling intervention and more.
Employment Support
Employment Support
To help combat school dropout rates and build our students’ employability skills, we offer Employment Support which includes careers counselling, vocational training and internships to link students to gainful employment.
Life Skills
Life Skills
To help prepare our students for life beyond school and to impart capability in the form of the required skills, knowledge, experience, judgement, temperament and values for them to succeed in life we offer life skills training.
English Classes
English Classes
To give our students an early start in developing crucial English skills, ISF offers English classes to both our catch-up and state school students. English is a desired skill in Cambodia’s job market and a prerequisite for university.
ICT Classes
ICT Classes
Across both our education centres, we have students enrolled in ICT classes which cover Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop and Internet Explorer.
Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular Activities
To support our students’ development we offer extracurricular activities and classes including art, Khmer dancing, football, yoga, rugby, judo and much more.
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Where our money goes:

For every $1 we receive in donations, 94c goes directly back into our programmes.

So, when you donate to ISF, you can be sure that your gift will have the greatest impact possible.

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