We currently have three school projects: Students of Tomorrow, the Education Project and the Bicycle Project.
Students of Tomorrow
Students of Tomorrow is a scholarship programme for young adults from RSP’s community. With help from our sponsors, RSP will ensure that in 2015, seven students will be able to attend university in Phnom Penh and complete a study of their choice.
Due to the high poverty rate, many of RSP’s secondary school students return to working in the rice fields after graduating. As a result, these young adults are denied access to knowledge and expertise which would benefit their lives and their community. Their futures are lost to the need for immediate employment and a sustainable source of food for their families.
However, with the opportunity to obtain an advanced degree, these students will face a much brighter future. Armed with knowledge, academic thinking skills and ambition, they will return home with the ability to help develop the community’s potential for being a well-educated and thriving society. They will demonstrate the importance of education and teach other students to work hard and dream big. On the long term, this project will raise the entire community from its present state of poverty and low employment and create opportunities for many, many more students.
RSP welcomes any donation or sponsorship for this project. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about Students of Tomorrow!
The education project allows the schools to teach a varied curriculum. We are providing education in history, mathematics, geography, hygiene, Khmer, English and more. Also, this project ensures that school supplies are available for all students and teachers. This is an ongoing project as students and teachers are always in need of books, pen and paper and other school supplies.
RSP welcomes any donation or sponsorship for this project. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about the Education Project!
Raise and Support the Poor is seeking donations in order to provide recently graduated RSP students with bicycles. These students are now attending a secondary school further away and need reliable transportation to get to school every day.
RSP still need 16 bicycles. At $50 per bicycle, we are still looking to raise $800. We welcome any contribution. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about this project!
This project, the Community Kids Kitchen-house began in May 2013 at Angtonlap school and has been in progress ever since. The kitchen will provide food to the almost 500 students who attend the school and the orphans who live on the compound. It will contain a fully equipped kitchen, food storage, a space for cleaning and sanitation and bedrooms upstairs for the orphans.
This kitchen will also be used to provide food service to the future medical clinic and hospital project, so that anyone making use of RSP’s facilities will be given healthy, tasty and nutritional food. This will only serve to strengthen the sense of unity and support that RSP works to provide.
The Community Kids Kitchen-house is not finished yet. We need another $6588 to finish this project. We are grateful for any donation! If you would like more information about the Kitchen Project, please feel free to contact us.
The hospital project is RSP’s most ambitious undertaking to date. Architectural designs are complete and fundraising is underway for this impressive four-storey building. This hospital will provide health care for 10 000 people in 25 surrounding villages.
Currently, the people living in RSP’s community are forced to travel to Phnom Penh for health services. However, poverty rates in the country side are so high that people are often unable to afford care. As a result, they are sometimes refused treatment in Phnom Penh’s hospitals. This means that adults and children die from diseases which would otherwise have been easy to treat.
As soon as the foundation and first floor are built, maternal and primary care services will be offered to the people. Construction of the remaining floors will continue as sufficient funds are raised, consequently adding to the services offered. Ultimately, the hospital will have a check-in and waiting area, a dispensary, rooms for treatment, surgery and deliveries and beds for up to 24 in-patients. The top floor will also have a meeting hall and accommodation for volunteer doctors.
RSP welcomes any and all funds in order to construct this hospital. However, we are also very interested in receiving advice and aid from volunteers specialised in health care or hospital administration. Please feel free to contact RSP if you would like more information about this project!
Children Smile Project
RSP has been running this project with great succes since 2010.
Students take their exams just before the Khmer New Year. After the exams are over, RSP has a large party with the students to welcome the New Year and celebrate the end of the exams.
Students receive gifts, such as bicycles, books, pens, study bags, dictionaries and for some students even a trip to Phnom Penh to see the sights! These gifts are handed out during a large party with music, food, dancing, good fun and celebration!
Raise and Support the Poor would like to keep encouraging students to do well in school and enjoy the sense of community and purpose they can find in education.
Any donations to help RSP pay for these gifts would be most welcome. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about the Children Smile project.