Our Goals | Aspire School & Orphanage, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Our goals of ASPIRE Training & Education, free education for all children and provides scholarships for the children extreme poverty. The scholarships we can during this time, three meals a day, shelter, clothes, education & protection. The ASPIRE school we are supporting 20 children for scholarships, background of them from extreme poverty of families in our community at Trang Village, and we help other 80 children for free education. In the goals we planed to build big school 3 floor levels, now we have started build already first floor of school building in 4 classrooms with funds from donations. However, more funding is required in order to complete this project.


The projects aim to provide education and skills or training opportunities for the poor, orphaned and at-risk youth in Cambodia. Currently the Aspire we are fully relies on donations from the public to continue its operations and it is with this in mind that ASPIRE founder-director, Mr Sean Samnang, aims to create a more self-sufficient and sustainable village.    


Aspire Sustainable Village in Community Project Vision:


At the conclusion of the project, it is proposed that the ASPIRE school and village will consist of five houses for volunteers to stay and help the children in the community,  three school buildings for 200 students, two open volleyball courts, a football field, a storage building, a toilet building, a library, a hall for traditional Khmer dancing, a medical center building, an ASPIRE souvenir shop, staff accommodation, an office, fish pond and chicken house. At present, a water tank is being erected and a vegetable garden is being established on the property.


Mission for ASPIRE School:


ASPIRE's mission is to offer students the acquisition of knowledge, employable skills training, and a positive work ethic as well as to teach a variety of laboring/ trade skills. Therefore, the curriculum will include a combination of both theory-based and hands-on practical learning with an aim to support and guide the children towards a self-sufficient and positive future.


All students/ trainees will receive the fundamentals of moral, physical, educational and civic values. They will gain extra skills in English Language and Computer Science and be given the opportunity to participate in a range of religious, recreational and social activites.


Target group:


The school will accommodate poverty-stricken and/ or orphaned students boarders as well as day students from our community here in Siem Reap and other provinces in Cambodia. The students will have at least finished their studies in grades 1-6. However, high risk/ poverty stricken youth with minimal education will also be considered for practical skills training. All students will be required to contribute to the upkeep of the school and various ASPIRE projects according to their capabilities. In doing so, students will receive practical, on the job training in a variety of areas including farming, maintenance, air-conditioner repairs, wood carving, sewing, administration, tourism and medical assistance. Students'active participation will aid to minimize cost expenses.

The activity volunteers teaching Khmer at ATE school !