Elephants for Education
For every elephant you purchase you provide education to a Cambodian child. Help us break the cycle of poverty with knowledge.
I am SUPER excited about this new crowdfunding campaign for Human and Hope Association that launched today.
In order to fund our education programs for 2017, we are asking you to purchase an elephant for education. These elephants are made by graduated sewing students from Human and Hope Association, who make them for a fair wage at their homes. By purchasing an elephant (or how about a family?), you are providing an income to these women so they can support their families with shelter, education and healthcare. You are also contributing towards the education of over 150 Cambodian children.
We have a family of 10 elephants waiting to be adopted, each providing access to vital services at Human and Hope Association.
Amao Jr – Provides a month of clean drinking water for the students at HHA, keeping them healthy
Bopha Jr – Provides students with access to a library for a day so they can increase their knowledge
Sangha Jr – Provides an art lesson to a class of students, promoting creativity which is often stifled at public school
Somlei Jr – Provides a child protection workshop to empower our students to stand up to abuse
Srey Jr – Provides four living values lessons to address social issues and improve the behaviour of our students
Amao – Provides a month of language education to an illiterate child, enabling them to read and write in their native language
Bopha – Provides a month of English classes to a child so they can increase their future job and study opportunities
Sangha – Provides a month of preschool education to a five-year-old, putting them on the right track to an educated life
Somlei – Provides a hygiene workshop, preventing illness and disease
Srey – Provides a child with a scholarship and study resources, ensuring poverty does not stop them from being educated
Our education programs are crucial for our community. By educating our students we are empowering them to create sustainable futures for themselves.
Between 1975 and 1979, an estimated two million people (a quarter of the population at the time) were killed in Cambodia through starvation, torture, execution, disease and overwork under the ruling of the Khmer Rouge. Intellectuals were targeted, and as a result, Cambodia lost most of their educated population.
It has taken a long time to rebuild Cambodia, and although the education system has developed in leaps and bounds, there is still a strong lack of education and skills in our community that has lead to a life of poverty for our villagers.
With poverty comes other social issues, such as lack of hygiene which results in increased illnesses, domestic violence, and child labour. We work directly with children and their families so that with our support they can understand the value of education and help to address these social issues. We want them to break the cycle of poverty so that the next generation don’t have to deal with the hardships that this generation does.