Cambodia Corps Inc
Cambodia Corps Inc (CCi)
A warm welcome to our excellent partner in North-East Cambodia working alongside us to promote and protect the interests of indigenous ethnic minority people's of Ratanakkiri, Mondulkiri, etc. CCi has developed a proven model of support endabling indigenous students - who would not otherwise obtain the opportunity - to attend and complete secondary schooling and then to gain access to higher education for professional careers.
You can read about CC's recent graduates here.
CCi President Tommy Daniels said in Novermber 2015:
"CCI has sponsored so far 320 poor indigenous students to complete secondary schooling with 50 supported on to university, and so far 43 graduating. All are honoring their CCi commitment to return to their home province to serve their communities afterwards. Most studying higher education stayed in our Indigenous Students’ Center in Phnom Penh where we provide safe residential, catering, and study facilities".
CCI is currently supporting Jarai ethnic minority girls to complete their studies at high school in Banlung, the provincial capital of Ratanakkiri Province. There is a very high drop-out rate for girls, as secondary schools are few and far necessitating staying away from home. That is usually culturally unacceptable. To redress this gender inequality and to assure families concerned about their daughter's welfare, CCi provides the girls with safe accommodation near their school under 24 hour female supervision.
Last April, we were pleased to hear that a previous graduate of co-operation between CCi and Nomad RSI, Mr Chran Dim, was doing well. Dim was supported to obtain his qualification from the National Centre for Traditional Medicine in Phnom Penh. The following is taken from Nomad RSI's Annual Report that can be accessed by going to "Latest News" and scrolling to April 2015. You can read his personal case study here.