Global ADE was founded on the vision of seeing every child having access to the educational resources needed to pursue a better life and realize their potential. In order to build a solid foundation and focus, Global ADE began its work by partnering with both individuals and educational organizations already strongly established, by creating relationships with local rural communities, and by supporting existing educational projects. This approach gave Global ADE its cultural understanding and opportunity to learn best practices from other successful organizations in the region. Global ADE is proud of the positive impact and success of these past projects.
CEDO (Community Education Development Organization) is dedicated to teaching English to Cambodia’s youth. Initiated in 2012 by Mr. Nong Bora, his dream of starting a school became a reality in November of that year. Global ADE built a two-room school and hired two English teachers. CEDO now serves over 400 students a day and is the home to four full time teachers, four classrooms, two wells, and a multitude of desks.
Here, at Global ADE, we are thankful for such partnerships like CEDO. It is through a network of individuals with a goal to create a better world where change can occur, and lives are affected.
This school began with the dream of our CCD director, Sokhun, to bring education to his small village of Phum O (located 45 minutes outside of Siem Reap). Global ADE collaborated with teams and individuals from the US and Australia to make Sokhun’s dream a reality. As this project formed and took root, teams from Amazing Grace Spiritual Center (AGSC) and Genesis Spiritual Center (GSC), dove in to bring it to life. These teams raised funds for the campus, which includes a school, library, computer lab, playfields, a garden and toilets. AGSC and GSC recruited and brought volunteer teams to Phum O three times over eighteen months to assist with the campus development, including pouring concrete, painting, and the technical design and installation of a twenty-five seat computer lab.
The CCD currently focuses on English and computer training and serves almost 500 students. These students are so eager to learn and receive a quality education that many come to school on their days off to study and to play. The hard work and dedication of the students and teachers has led to not only a high attendance rate, but also an extraordinary graduation exam pass rates of 93% in 2016. We are proud of all the amazing education that the CCD is providing to the students!
Global ADE is glad it had the past opportunity to support and learn from PEPY, a Cambodian-run organization focusing on providing training and opportunities for high school students seeking higher education and employment. PEPY believes “that improving education, providing training, and stimulating creative ideas builds capacity for people to achieve their dreams, and provides opportunities for people to make the changes they want to see in their own communities.”
In 2007 a local Quaker church group founded a free secondary school for orphans that has quickly grown. Starting with only ninth grade, the school has since grown by a class each year and is now a full 9-12th grade high school. Now the school is government run, has 12 teachers (9 full-time, 3 student teachers), a principal and deputy principal, an accountant, and a secretary. Global ADE supported an electrification and library project at Friends Secondary School in 2011.