Freedom Heroes Siem Reap
Freedom Heroes in Siem Reap has set up a school that runs five days a week. Living on the ground in Cambodia, our team became aware of the limitations of the local education system. After visiting a number of local schools, a vision developed to create brighter futures for local children from less-privileged backgrounds, by providing a quality, supplementary education including English lessons.
Siem Reap is a hub of tourism in south-east Asia, with three million people visiting annually and almost all local work opportunities requiring a grasp of English, something that is not currently taught in local schools.
We focus the provision on the thousands of families that have been relocated by the Government from central Siem Reap to a rural neighbourhood called Poum Ville. Most of the families here earn less than $2 per day, and so their main focus is getting through each day rather than planning for the future by equipping children with a quality education.
We also feed the children who attend the school and teach them about good hygiene and health, and to aspire for more.