The Value Of Education

Education is a powerful way of changing society for the better; it gives people optimism for the future. Hope, through education, allows us to see that tomorrow can – and probably will – be better than today. The late Nelson Mandela famously said that “education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”.

Awareness Cambodia, through its education programs, Case for Change, medical and agricultural scholarship programs and Graduation House are confidently and effectively bringing about change through education for the poor and marginalised.



A Case for Change

For every $15 contributed you can help empower a child.

Case 4 Change is all about giving you the opportunity to help children in Cambodia get a ‘fair go’ at education by providing them with backpacks and school supplies.

For every $15 raised, Awareness Cambodia will print your organisation’s name on a backpack and fill it with school supplies. Our staff members then distribute the backpacks at rural schools in Kompong Speu province, the poorest province in Cambodia.

In the last few years Awareness Cambodia has distributed thousands upon thousands of backpacks and school supplies. The beneficiaries of the backpacks filled with stationery are students from the local Kompong Speu government schools. These primary schools were chosen as they already participate in our English Second Language for Primary Schools program (ESLPS), playing their part in a multi-layered education strategy.

Awareness Cambodia is committed to delivering vital educational support to the poorest regions of Cambodia


Awareness Cambodia’s Scholarship program offers scholarships in Medicine and Agriculture studies. The program is open to the rural poor who show academic excellence. Both scholarships works alongside the Graduation House program, offering students residential care, tuition costs and support throughout their tertiary studies.

Our scholarship program opens university education to under privileged rural students that would otherwise have no opportunity to study at a tertiary level.

Medical Scholarship Program: With a belief that a person’s desire and ability to heal should not be determined by how much money they have, Awareness Cambodia has opened up opportunities for talented and driven Cambodians to pursue medical careers.
Our medical scholarship is a combined effort between Graduation House staff, the hospital, senior Operation Nightingale doctors and medical specialists in Australia. The intention is for graduating doctors to ‘give back’ to the province by being contracted to work for Operation Nightingale for a couple of years on completion of their training.
The scholarship is designed to help alleviate poverty in Cambodia by enabling students from underprivileged backgrounds, who show academic excellence and aptitude for medicine, to complete medical studies in Phnom Penh.

Scholarship students also undertake English training to ensure they develop excellent language skills.

Agricultural Scholarship Program: Awareness Cambodia took in our first two students in 2013. The Agricultural scholarship’s purpose is supporting poverty alleviation in Cambodia by enabling students to complete agriculture-related studies. In doing this, students develop the capacity to effectively contribute to programs, projects and services that can enhance in-country agricultural productivity and rural development.

Click here to read about Lork’s journey!