Aspire School & Orphanage, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Welcome to ASPIRE school


Welcome to the Aspire Training & Education a school for poor, homeless and orphaned children in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. The ASPIRE school was established in 2012 and is a registered is non-governmental, non-profit NGO school. At ASPIRE school, we believe everyone is equal and each person is worthy of the chance of having a better way of life. As one who received a chance and has succeeded due to  support, We know how valuable chances are. The purpose of our programme is to give these vulnerable children that same opportunity, by contributing and assisting them in their efforts. You will find ways to support our projects on the pages of this website under the Sponsorship and Project sections. You can also donate directly to ASPIRE under the Donate section of the website.


We fulfill the basic rights to food, shelter, protection and education for the 20 children living with us but we can only continue to do so through generous donation.


All volunteers are welcome to visit ASPIRE and learn more about our children A donation for even just one of the children from you will also help others. If you look at our photo section you will see the various activities that the children enjoy. These activities have been donated by voluntary teachers and generous visitors, many of whom have given their time and resources, adding to the opportunities we can offer our children, such as Khmer traditional dance, music, ASPIRE's souvenir shop and sports activities. I would like all these wonderful people to know how thankful we all are for their generous efforts on behalf of our children. We appreciate each and every one of them. Every adult who has worked at the previous orphanage did so as a volunteer. No salaries were paid to anyone, and have not been for some time, but everyone who lives here receives their board and lodging. Adults and children share the same basic but healthy lifestyle, and all eat the same simple but nutritious meals.


ASPIRE Training & Education for the Poor, Homeless and Orphaned Children


Mr. Sean Samnang decided to open a school and help to educate the children in Siem Reap. So on 14th November 2012, he started building a school called ASPIRE Training and Education School (Case number 3385) which will be big enough to teach up to 200 students. The project will be complete hopefully within 4 years but it depends on the amount of donations we can find. There are still 96 children learning at the school, with an on-going programme for continued development. The children still depend absolutely on the generosity and compassion of passing tourists to provide their daily food, clothing, school expenses and all other basic needs. Sean and his wife Borey have four children, theirteen years old son David, six years old daughter Alisa, four year old daughter Sophie, two and half  years old and last one son is Roland. They live with their extended ASPIRE family on the site at Trang Village. Sean has previously helped 5 ex-students into the work force and wishes to continue in doing so for all the children under his care.


My Sean Samnang, a founder & president of Aspire Training & Education a NGO school organization for poor, homeless and orphaned children in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. We would like to inform you about ASPIRE school. Currently we have 100 students who is commimg from community to learn at ASPIRE for free education, some of them we selected for 20 children to provide scholariship, giving them three meals a day, shelter, Khmer lesson, English, computer skills, arts, planting vegetable garden & tree fruits), all the children from backgrounds of extreme poverty and deprivation. They're ages range between 5-16 years old, some of them has never been to school before. With 20 children at orphanage.


The ASPIRE progamme is 5 days or 30 hours per week, from Monday to Friday, on morning at (8:00 AM – 11:00 AM) and afternoon at (1: 00 PM – 4:00 PM)  to teach ( Khmer lession, English courses, computer word Excels, traditional Khmer dancing  & musical instrument, cleaning area of school, planting vegetable gardening, to plant tree fruits, raise chickens), sport to play a soccer and volleyball,...etc.

ASPIRE Training and Education registered with Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, on 14th November 2012. With our honestly we started to build from nothing and now a lot of progressing at ASPIRE for helping the poor children families in our community, called the ASPIRE school (Case number 3385). All the project is progressing from generous donations, and loan from bank.


The ASPIRE school is created a new project in named (The View Garden Villa) is a gesthouse to find the funds from guests who is coming to stay at here, it is a part of Aspire Training & Education for volunteers to stay, asking all of them to pay for their accommodation to support on the school project. 


The ASPIRE school free education for all the children from impoverished families living in a community in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We are located 7kms east of central Siem Reap, on National Road 6, Group 11, Trang Village, Kandaek Commune, Prasat Bakong District, Siem Reap Province, Kingdom of Cambodia. With the ASPIRE project we was building a school in 4 classes, Iris computer school in 3 classes, a dancing stage for children to learn about tranditional Khmer dancing & musical instruments. a sourvernir-shop, a showroom, a library, a toilets for students, a gardening vegetables and chitchen cage. We are planning to plants a school gardening and concrete floors,...etc.       


Currently the ASPIRE is providing free education for 96 children, offering them education & protection, and ASPIRE aims to help 200 children from this community in the Trang village. We are struggling to find sponsorship for running costs of the school project, making the provision of this project difficult. We are fully reliant on visitors to offer assistance at ASPIRE and help in whatever way they can.


We welcome volunteers and are reliant on financial and item donations. Regular donations can be targeted to the needs of one specific child by way of child sponsorship. We currently have some children who are part of our child sponsorship scheme and are looking to expand in order to allow for more of our children to benefit from this.


Dear reader, we are very low on finances at this point, and desperately need more donations to help us pay for even the basic things, such as food and clothes. If you are able to donate any amount, we would be so grateful. Some of our supporters have set up donation webpages to make donations easier, so now you can pay by debit or credit card in British Pounds (GBP) or Australian Dollars (AUD), please exchange to US Dollars directly into our bank account by transfer below:




Bank Account Details:



No. 315, Corner St, Ang Duong & Monivong Blvd.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia



Account No: 008-0000-576-388




On 13th Nov, 2012, we received $US 18, 187.64for land payment. All this donations from dealers of Subaru Uk as Mervyn Jill Wills, Bobby & Aline Bell, Ben & Rachel Shimmin, Richard Cole & Sarah Cole, Tony & Paula Slack, Andrew & Michelle McGlone, Mark

The donation from The Leap in UK !

Thank you so much for Rochelle Bold and family are making the donations $1,776 US every year for support the children of ASPIRE. This donations are very important for running cost of orphanage, the money payment on 01st August, 2015 until 01st August, 2016.

On 8th February 2015, Mr. Peter Macdonald came to visit us again. He was so happy to see what I built a kitchen for the children and he will be more help for school project. Thank you so much for his appreciation.

It is very lovely kids of Aspire School, today on 26th of June, 2015, Lorna & Susan, the volunteers of Aspire to make a party for our children, after they are finished the volunteer work.