Thank you for your interest in making a donation to our school! Please take a moment to review our donations wish lists below and contact us if you are interested in making a donation.
We are always accepting donations of our following high demand items: Boxes of Pencils Boxes of Colored Pencils Glue Sticks Pencil Sharpeners Erasers Notebooks Dry Erase Markers and Refill Ink Children's Art Supplies and Paint Sets Books Educational Toys and Games Fans Laptop Computers Bookshelf Units Basketballs and Footballs, badminton rackets and birdies
We are currently fundraising for the following items for our facilities (listed costs are approximate - please contact us for more information): $2,500 to expand our outdoor tiled play and learning space $2,000 to add a shaded cover to our playground area $3,000 to build additional Kindergarten toilets $400 to expand our Kindergarten fence $250 for Kindergarten tables and chairs $300 for Kindergarten shelving $300 for Kindergarten flooring upgrades $1,000 for science equipment Donations of any size toward our library program
Kep International School is committed to providing a quality bilingual English and Khmer education to children in the Kep community. In Cambodia, spoken and written English skills directly influence future job opportunities. Within this reality, we believe in working with the student's entire family so that the student both thrives within their local community and achieves academic goals.
"I want to learn English and this is where I can learn. My favorite thing about school is the teachers." ~ Second grade scholarship recipient
Who are scholarship recipients?
Forty percent of students at Kep International School are able to attend through support from generous donors to our scholarship fund. Scholarship recipients are Cambodian citizens, reside in the Kep community, and would be unable to attend without scholarship funding. The guardians of scholarship recipients are committed to educational success, the values of our school, and to their child's high school graduation.
How does a scholarship impact a child's life?
One in five Cambodian citizens lives on less than $1.25 daily. Over thirty-six percent of Cambodian children ages five to fourteen engage in child labor, often to help improve the family's economic circumstances. A quality education is the best way to increase the future opportunities and prosperity of the child, the family, the village, and the community.
A scholarship impacts the child's future prosperity
The Cambodian National Curriculum does not currently teach English in Primary School. Students at Kep International School study both the Cambodian National Curriculum and the English language Cambridge International Curriculum. Through gaining proficiency in spoken and written English at a young age, scholarship recipients develop as bilingual learners. Strong language and literacy skills in both Khmer and English are needed in Cambodia to be hired for good jobs and to participate in global business and commerce.
A scholarship impacts the quality of the child's daily life
Students at Kep International School attend school for an average of three hours longer each day compared to other school students in Kep. Throughout the day, they have access to nutritious food and clean water. All scholarship recipients study swimming, which impacts their everyday safety in Kep, which is a coastal community.
A scholarship impacts the future health of the Kep community
Due to our location in Kep, the families of our scholarship recipients most often work in the fishing and tourism industries. The natural resources that support these industries are in danger of misuse and local communities struggle to access basic resources, including clean drinking water. The curriculum at Kep International School greatly emphasizes leadership skills and environmental science. We believe that every child has leadership potential and we strive to develop graduates who lead their communities to a healthy and sustainable future. A scholarship at Kep International School equips the recipient to use their skills to innovate for the community's environmental health and economic prosperity.