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Send Sophor to College for a Year

Item # 78624


Sophor needs $1,000 to attend her first year of college at Royal University in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

19 people have given! 31 MORE NEEDED

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Sophor Heng is an eighteen year-old in her final year of high school. She lives in a small house in Siem Reap with her family. Sophor's father has only completed grade 5 of education and was disabled during the Cambodian-Vietnamese War—and he has been unable to work since. Her mother has no formal education, but manages to make $2 per day selling vegetables at the local market. Combined with her brothers' $50/month construction worker earnings, the family has sacrificed a lot to keep Sophor in school. She is on the brink of becoming the first person in her family to complete high school. She will soon graduate in the top 10 of her class and would like to attend Royal University next year. She is extremely intelligent and her family is confident she will follow-through with her dreams to become an architect. Her dream job is to revive colonial architecture in Siem Reap. She needs your help to attend her first year of college. Financial hardship should not stand in the way of her dreams.

With your help, we can send Sophor to school for a year! Your donation will help provide her with a year of tuition, school supplies and books for one year. Transform the life of Sophor by donating today!

About Sophor

Royal University
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Dream Job
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GROW (Girls' Right to Opportunity Worldwide), a signature project of GreaterGood.org, is dedicated to improving girls' well being by supporting and monitoring innovating projects that identify and remove barriers to girls' education across the globe.

Ponheary Ly's primary mission is to promote access to quality education for disenfranchised children and youth across Northern Cambodia. They believe access to schooling is fundamental to rebuilding the country's civil society post-genocide.

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