Our Programs and ServicesLearn how we care for, educate, and nurture our students.
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 income 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, Technology (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, clothing, and school supplies.
At TGC, we recognize that education has the power to end poverty. Beyond supporting our students, the education and resources provided to them help their families and communities rise out of poverty. We are continually working to remove barriers to the classroom and by educating former street-workers, both in-person and virtually and are having those students engage with others in the community. This domino effect has to lead to the Community for Distance Learning Initiative, the Livelihood Project, the Community Mentorship Program, and many more projects all aimed at fostering deep-rooted community support to address the causes of poverty. Through addressing the basic needs of our student’s, supporting their families and communities, providing them quality education, and empowering each of them to be pillars in the community we word to provide a model through Cambodia, Southeast Asia, and the world.
Additionally, each student receives counseling and financial support until they secure employment upon graduation. Beyond our student’s primary and secondary education, we encourage and support (both financially and psychologically) students’ endeavors at partner universities or in vocational training.
The Global Child has more than seventeen years of experience investing in and studying the intricacies of street-working children’s lives. We are able to identify and address the misunderstood 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 strong of education by choosing those with high aptitude.