Taking full responsibility for the education of any child is both complex and expensive, but doing so for a former street-working child is much more difficult.
Our primary focus is education. Each student receives $1 per day of school attended which serves the dual purpose of training them in personal finance and countering their value as former child-laborers.
Our educational program includes the Cambodian government’s recognized curriculum: Khmer, Math, Social Studies, Geography, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Science with additional training in English, Health, Computer Class (Digital Art & Cybersecurity), Art, Music and extra-curricular activities such as soccer, volleyball, karate and traditional Cambodian dancing. During their enrollment in our program, students receive housing, healthcare, food, and school supplies.
Additionally, each student receives counseling and financial support until they secure employment upon graduation; hopefully following their completion of university but sometimes after receiving vocational training from a trusted partner organization.
The Global Child has more than fourteen years of experience investing in and studying the intricacies of street-working children’s lives. We are able to identify and address the little understood incentives that lead to child labor and offset them with sustainable entrepreneurial ventures in order to expand our educational programs.
The Global Child delivers quality education. As a community, we make every conscious effort to offer these students with the best opportunities possible since we know that Cambodia’s poor education system generally impels many children to drop out of school. We do this by monitoring teacher-student relationships, developing an applicable curriculum, and giving superior compensation to teaching staff.
We seek and attract the most talented and knowledgeable Cambodian teachers. Student evaluations plus class observations give management the tools to ensure that our teachers’ skills meet our standards and improve.
Prospective students are determined through a partnership with local village chiefs who know which children are in the greatest need. TGC then interviews each child laborer and their family, then we select appropriate candidates for an entrance exam, ensuring that each inducted class begins at the same educational level. This allows TGC to achieve our goals by focusing on the most desperate children while maintaining a high quality of education by choosing those with high aptitude.