Today's Children, Tomorrow's World

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You can help ensure a child receives a quality education, grows up happy and healthy, and has a chance for a wholesome future.

You can help support various initiatives that promote students’, families’, and communities’ growth, cultural understanding, and well-being.

You can make a difference in the life of a child by donating any amount or becoming a monthly donor to support general or specified expenses. 

About Us

The Global Child is a nonprofit school based in Siem Reap, Cambodia that gives bright, enthusiastic, street working children, hungry for an education and a wholesome future, the opportunity to pursue a progressive and rigorous course of study in a nurturing and empowering environment.

Life at The Global Child

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Meet Our Team

Get to know the amazing teachers, staff, and administrators that make The Global Child such an exceptional and empowering place. Our staff is highly skilled in various fields and inspire our students to reach for the stars.

News and Updates

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From All of Us at TGC

The Global Child would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We know this year has been tough, but our students wanted to share their appreciation and love with homemade Christmas cards. We hope that each of you enjoys the holiday season with loved ones and stay safe during these difficult times.

Virtual Education Inspires Cambodian Students and Teachers During COVID-19
Khmer Times

The Global Child was recently featured in an article published by the Khmer Times. Written by our Director of Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, Elisabeth Dubois, the article highlights how TGC has responded to the drastic changes brought by COVID-19 through adjusting our lessons and utilizing technology.

Changing Lives
University at Albany

Elisabeth Dubois, the Director of Marketing & Strategic Initiatives at The Global Child, is featured in an article by the University at Albany, where she speaks about her experiences at TGC and the impact that it has had on her life, career, and education. She also discusses a proposal to help students in Cambodia receive education on modern technology, including computers, internet security, digital art/photography, and videography.

From Our Community…

Our Alumni

As one of TGC’s alumni, I am so impressed to witness the sacrifice and devotion of everyone at the school to those in poverty circumstances. TGC has provided me a lot by providing me the greatest education, the best experiences, and strong motivation to continue their mission by encouraging orphans and impoverished Cambodians to pursue an education and strive for a better future.

Nop Heng

TGC Alumni '04

Graduates Since 2004

I am a former student at TGC where I had been stayed and studied for almost 10 years. The Global Child is a nonprofit organization which helps poor children, family, and community who is in need of education and a better living environment. They sponsored and supported me with my education till I graduated from a university from 2004 to 2013, so I am really grateful and thankful. I had learned a lot of things knowledge, skill, and attitude which helped me to grow decently with a stable living income to support myself and my family. Besides the study, I also had a lot of fun and wonderful moment with teachers and other kids. It’s like my second family to share both good and sad memories. Although time flies, I hope to see TGC continue contributing to the furtherance of the community and people in need like I used to be.

-Pisey Sith ’09

Accountant, Private Company 

After graduating from TGC, I was worked at a client airport company, I was a female captain who led staff trainings. I was honored to serve as the first female leader for Handling Agent and Aircraft Janitors. 

Now I’m working with Mega Asset Management as a Senior Admin and HR officer with an initial salary of 400$, which was quickly raised to $500 with an allowance of $25. I am in charge of three major projects. My life is very busy, but I enjoy my work and the opportunities gained from my education. After only 2 years following graduation, I have upgraded my life thanks to TGC!

– Sopha Yat ’16
Senior Admin and HR Officer

TGC is a great place to be! The TGC environment is educational, helpful, full of love, and respectful and is so meaningful for all of their students.

– Chariya Sat ’21

English Teacher

TGC is one of the best educational institutions there is. It provided me a wholesome education as well as love, security, food, and study materials. 

– Sophoas Keow ’17

Gem Seller at the Gemological Institution of Cambodia 

Our Students

Current TGC Students

TGC is My Second Home

“The Global Child pulled me from darkness and changed my life! TGC is not only a second family but serves as a bridge to my future.”

Sopheak Pon

12th Grade Student

TGC helped me out of poverty by giving me knowledge and resources. I love TGC very much. 

– Srey Ry 
Grade 7

TGC is my home and provides me safety, security, and warmth. TGC provides me an education, knowledge, good morality, and strong citizenship for my country. 

– Leanghour Luch
Grade 12

TGC is the sun. TGC is the light. TGC is the road to a brighter future. My future is bright because of the quality and dedication of all the teachers and staff at TGC.

– Long Riya
Grade 12

TGC has helped me be brave and love education!

– Rosa Teng
Grade 7

My life is so blessed given I am part of the most amazing NGO. I am so grateful to TGC for being part of my journey. 

– Narun Roun
Grade 12


Community Support

I volunteered at The Global Child from 2017-2018. Unlike most Minerva Fellows sent to Cambodia, I have had the unique opportunity to teach these amazing students a second time, which has helped me realize how important a good teacher is. The fellowship taught me that a teacher not only has the power to distribute knowledge, but to inspire. I am fortunate enough to have found early on in my life an itch I just can’t scratch, which is design and storytelling. I think my fellowship has taught me that I do have the unique ability to inspire others, and this has become a main focus of mine as I navigate this strange thing we all call life.

Daniel Tompkins

Volunteer '17-'18

Total Volunteer Count

Be a Hero!

I traveled to Cambodia in 2010 as a recipient of the Minerva Fellowship from Union College, and I left the US with the intention of spending 9 months volunteering at the Global Child teaching English. In reality, those 9 months were some of the most transformative of my life, and I learned just as much as I taught. The family that makes up the Global Child, including its educators, students, staff, founders, and supporters, are some of the most kind, welcoming, and generous individuals I have ever met. They granted me the creative freedom to bring my ideas to fruition and teach not only English, but also math, science, piano, and art classes to our students. My co-fellow and I developed and implemented a Student Council- the first that the school had ever had, bringing an understanding of the constructs of student government to the school. We bonded with our students outside the classroom through coaching their soccer team, craft nights, game nights, reading and cooking together. We taught each other about our cultures, families, friends, and values. We celebrated holidays, birthdays, and achievements together, and leaned on and supported each other through challenges and losses. The Global Child family holds such a special place in my heart. The experience transcended those 9 months and continues to shape the person that I am today.
– Elizabeth Osborne ’10-’11

People say that your college years should be the best years of your life. College was definitely a great time but nothing compares to my time volunteering for The Global Child. As my time for arrival got closer, I did not know what to expect. The first day, Dalila and I were greeted with so much love and curiousness that I knew right there and then that this experience would be nothing short of amazing. One of my favorite memories would have to be around this time last year. A few of the K6 girls were asking me about my family and how we celebrate the holidays that were approaching. They knew that the holidays were a big time for familial celebration and so both Dalila and I got several invitations from the students to have a celebratory Christmas dinner at their homes. Working and volunteering with the children of TGC reminds me every day to be kind and to think of the positive side of things.

– Yesenia Negron ’19-’20

At TGC we aim to go beyond merely providing children an education, instead focus on vital community support to aid families and entire communities. Building up children, families, and community members is vital to changing lives and making a difference in the communities we serve. Hear what our community partners and students’ parents have to say.

Cambodia needs more NGOs like The Global Child to help our students from a difficult, and poor background, and now during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we need your help to support our students even more.

Chab Sophoan

Chief of the Department of Scholarship for Higher Education , Ministry of Education

The Global Child is a good modal NGO for supporting Education to the poor students in my Sangkat in Siem Reap, I want The Global Child to expand their supports to help more vulnerable students, there are more poor students and families now during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Sam Lorm

Chief of Sangkat Salakamreuk

Without TGC’s support, I can’t imagine how my life would be right now. TGC goes beyond supporting my child, by providing us food to support our families during the COVID-19 pandemic and giving us some chickens to raise.  TGC means so much to me, I can’t describe it.

Tean Sarex

Student's Mother