Sala Monkey is a non-profit primary school located in rural Kep, Cambodia. We provide tuition-free 21st-Century education to 100+ Cambodian children, primarily from underprivileged families in our community.
We received a very generous $25,000 donation from our education partner, Mr. Jo Yahich to kick things off. The total estimated cost of the library and computer center will run approximately $50,000+ which includes the completion of the building, furniture, computers, book supply, interactive whiteboard, video screen, other library resources, school librarian salary, etc., Our goal is to match the generous $25,000 donation from our partner, Mr. Jo.
We are currently fundraising to help pay for the remaining cost of construction and to furnish each of the three main rooms: Library and Computer Center (upstairs) Dance Studio and Music Room (downstairs).
This is an example of how our building will look when it is completed. We have taken inspiration from the design of the beautiful Krabi International School in Krabi, Thailand. (We do not own this image.)
I Want To Support Performing Arts in Cambodia
What Will My Donation Help To Provide?
First Floor: Dance Studio and Music Room
Your donation will help us to complete the construction along with furnishing the classrooms. The dance studio will require a wall-to-wall floor length mirror, ballet barre, music system, video screen, storage shelves, yoga mats, balance balls, etc.,
Design inspiration for the Sala Monkey Dance Studio/Performing Arts. (We do not own this image.)
The music room will require chairs, simple stage platform, piano, guitars, and other various instruments. Along with a music system and video screen.
I Want To Support Literacy in Cambodia!
What Will My Donation Help To Provide?
Second Floor: Library and Computer Learning Center
Your donation will help us to furnish the library with bookshelves, tables, seating, lighting, video screen, and more. Along with purchasing books and computers! The library will be accessible to the local community so the more services and resources we can provide the better! Our goal is to extend our education beyond just our students and to provide education and resources to their families and the local community at large.
Books! Books! Books!
We will stock our library with as many books as possible in both Khmer and English language print. We’re currently working to solicit literary donations of new books relevant to our primary school learners and community at large. Our library will be the first public library facility within the coastal Province of Kep and only a handful of libraries within the country of Cambodia.
We are very excited to not only provide tuition-free education to our students, but also to have the ability to provide them with a modern library and computer learning center.
Why Is This Project So Important?
If you know the history of Cambodia and the brutal genocide that took place here at the hands of the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979, you will know that the education system was completely destroyed and the educated were forced to escape the country or face imminent death.
This library facility is more than just a library. It is dedicated to all of our Cambodian citizens and family members who never had the opportunity to realize their hopes and dreams through arts and education.
The Cambodian education system is still in a state of flux and rebuilding. We are very proud to have our library and performing arts center sit among the farms and rice fields of Kep, providing resources to many people who otherwise would not have access to books or the internet.
Help Us Build!
Every contribution that we receive will help us to build this incredible facility. Our donors will have a sense of pride knowing they are contributing directly to improving literacy rates within our community and to have a direct hand in rebuilding the education that was lost.
Upon completion of the library facility, we will recognize each of our donors during a special dedication ceremony with a permanent record of your generosity.
Thank you for supporting Sala Monkey Primary School and helping us to educate the children of Kep, Cambodia!
Design inspiration for the new second floor library. (We do not own this image.)