The American Assistance for Cambodia (AAfC) Rural Schools Project is a unique program that builds co-ed secondary schools in rural Cambodia by matching a $13000 donation with equivalent sums from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. This program particularly motivates girls by paying a stipend to their families, to ensure that they attend school every day. In the poorest areas of Cambodia, a secondary education for girls will provide them with vocational skills that will, in turn, protect them against the constant threat of sex-trafficking. Over 800,000 girls are trafficked yearly across international borders, and more, still, are trafficked domestically. The treatment they receive inside the brothels in which they are forced to work is devastating. If girls are not tortured to death for disobedience, they will often contract AIDS and die before turning 30. By building a school, we will directly hinder the paths of sex-traffickers by saving our students one-by-one. Any size donation will help us draw closer to reaching our goal.
All donations will be directly applied to the $13000 sum needed in order to build the Hackman-Cohanpour School for Girls. We will update this site periodically with our progress, as well as news about events we plan to hold.
For more information or to find out how you can help, contact us, or visit AAfC's website, CambodiaSchools.com.