Poverty is an everyday reality. Many Cambodian children face hunger, preventable diseases, child labor and abuse. Education empowers children to break out of this cycle of poverty in Cambodia.


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Supporting 1 Child 1 Hope is the best way you can make a difference

It’s more than just an education

It’s how they lead their lives.

It’s not an individual sponsorship program

Your contribution supports a community of children.

You’re transforming an entire country

Children have hope for a different life.

What is 1 Child 1 Hope?

It's a future a child can count on. Your monthly commitment of $35 guarantees that one child can attend a Christian village school for unschooled and underschooled children, complete their education, receive life essentials, and break away from a life of poverty.

Our work supports the local church, improves the local schools, strengthens families, and gives hope to children.

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Our 1 Child 1 Hope Program supports all 500 children enrolled. We don’t want the children to look to their sponsors as their source of hope but rather look to Jesus Christ and their own ability to work and achieve success for a brighter future.

Why are only a few student profiles featured on your website?

We would love to share the individual stories of all 500 children in our Catch Up Schools! We have chosen to highlight these children because their diverse stories and circumstances represent so many of the children who are benefiting from the Catch Up Schools.

Only 34.4% of Cambodia's poorest students actually continue onto the sixth grade. Many leave school to work and support their families. They fall so far behind that it feels impossible for them to catch up.

Other challenges include: Parents who are uneducated themselves do not see the value of educating their own children. Many families move around a lot for work and this disrupts their children's schooling. Class sizes are large, especially in the primary grades.

The quality and attitude of public school teachers is often poor. Children are not learning in class. Most of the time children just get passed along to the next grade level. Cambodia's public school teachers are not paid a living wage and it is common for many teachers to demand special payments from children. Families that cannot afford to pay the informal fees keep their kids at home. In some cases, Vietnamese children can face harsh discrimination by teachers, which affects their ability to learn and leads some parents to remove their children from school rather than have them face the abuse.

Established in 2011, the Catch Up Schools are Asian Hope’s answer to fulfilling its mission of changing the future of vulnerable children in Cambodia for Christ. This program is free to children who have not been able to attend school at all or have fallen behind. This vital program helps the children ''catch up" to their grade level so that they can complete their education. The majority of the children attend both the Catch Up School and regular school.

Roughly 12% of Catch Up School students do not attend regular school. Around half of these students will likely never attend regular school because they are already 12-years-old and have never been to school. For these children, the Catch Up School is their only access to an education.

Yes, for United States citizens. Asian Hope is a registered 501(c)3 in the US. However, we always advise you to ask a tax professional or Certified Public Accountant questions on deductibility status and any other more specific questions.