Our Work

Education has the power to change the world.

We remove barriers to schooling and bring high-quality education to children living in one of the world’s most impoverished nations.

To create change we know we must start in the community and take a holistic approach to understand the community, its people, and its culture.

For over 17 years, we have worked with local communities to develop a model and educational program that not only provides the best education to our students but addresses the complex challenges of the 21st century.

Our Solutions

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 and resource allocation in order to expand our educational programs and student well-being. 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 hope to provide a model through Cambodia, Southeast Asia, and the world.

Basic Needs




Prior to educating the underprivileged, we must ensure families are able to meet their basic needs. No family or child should have to decide between an education and having food on the table.

We help our students and their families meet their basic needs with regular, healthy meals, clean water, and safe shelter. By ensuring students and their families have food security and clean water, we are not only ensuring their well-being but improving our students ability to focus on their studies with knowledge their family is not facing starvation.

Basic Needs

COVID-19 Food Support to Families in Need via the Livelihood Project


Morning Routine Prior to Starting the School Day at TGC
Without education there is no way to reverse the cycle of poverty. Yet, we recognize that the choice to attend school can mean the difference between life and death. Therefore, each student receives $1 per day of school attended to serve the dual purpose of countering their income as child-laborers and training them in personal finance.

During their enrollment, students receive housing, healthcare, food, clothing, and school supplies. We provide high-quality education at both the primary and secondary levels. 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, Art, Music, and extra-curricular activities such as soccer, volleyball, karate, and traditional Cambodian dancing. We continuously seek to address global education shortcomings and promote new educational programs (i.e. STEM education).

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.

We are empowering the future of Cambodia to create lasting change by becoming pillars in the community. Through a variety of initiatives, we provide leadership training to empower students and give them the confidence they need to create brighter futures. Our goal is not only to help mold future leaders but promote giving back to the community.

Through mentorship programs and athletics, our students and staff share their skills and knowledge with others in the community. Whether through virtual study clubs, health and hygiene training, or soccer practice, our students not only are a shining example of true leadership but are paving way for a better future for fellow Cambodians.


Sokoam at the Michael Johnson Leadership Camp in the US directing other students from around the world.


Giving back to the community via The Community Mentorship Program by providing health and hygiene trainings, basic English lessons, and more.

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 recognize that by investing in the community, we are not only creating safe places to foster student development but creating a strong support network. By providing community mentorship, livelihood support, emergency assistance, community awareness and training, and financial stability we are creating a strong environment for students to grow.

We are continually working to remove barriers to the classroom 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 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.

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“Cambodia needs more NGOs like The Global Child to aid students from underprivileged backgrounds now during COVID-19 and in the future.”

Chab Sophoan

Ministry of Education