Although the government is attempting to improve the country, there is much more needed, especially in the realms of health and education.
Many families in the rural areas earn less than $2 per day and cannot afford to build water wells or send their children to school. Each child needs to provide their own school supplies and uniforms and the teachers work double sessions for meager pay.
Cambodian Child's Dream Organization was first founded in Cambodia in 2003 by Mr Panha Ou, who is committed to giving back to his community. Panha, experiencing first hand the challenges of village childhood, is full of dreams for his country and realizes that children are the future. They deserve clean water, good education, better nutrition and improved health. CCDO is a non-profit and non-political charity organization, officially licensed by Ministry of Interior of Cambodia (License No.1269).
After visiting Cambodia Ms Jenni Lipa wanted to support the efforts of Mr. Panha and his team and founded Cambodian Child's Dream Organization as a US based non-profit organization in February 2009 as 501 ©(3) tax exempt charity.
Due to strong support in the UK, Ms Margaret Jarman founded Friends of CCDO, UK in May 2011, registered with the UK Charities Commission.