Today, approximately 40% of Cambodia’s population live on less than $2 per day. Consequently, children often work long hours outside school, or are taken out of school completely in order to help financially support their family.
With your support, the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) can make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth across Cambodia.
We have a number of staff and supporters from all over the world who are running the Angkor Wat Half Marathon with us on 2nd December 2018. To support their efforts and our work, you can donate using the "Donate Now" button. If you'd like to run (or walk) the Angkor Wat Half Marathon or associated 3k and 10k races yourself, please find information here.
ISF belives that Cambodian children living in extreme poverty can build a brighter, more sustaibnable future when they have access to quality education, healthcare and sport.
We offer a fast-track education programme to almost 700 disadvantaged students living in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, who have either never been to school or who have had to drop out due to extreme poverty. Our programme condenses two years of education into one year to enable students to ‘catch up’ to the correct grade for their age and enter state school after completion. Once enrolled in state school we offer students ongoing support to complete their primary and secondary education.
We also believe that valuable life lessons and opportunities can be found outside the classroom and currently run Cambodia’s largest grassroots community football programme. Opportunities to play sport competitively are limited for the majority of Cambodian children and opportunities for children with disabilities to play sport in Cambodia are almost non-existent.
Our inclusive football programme comprises almost 4,000 young players of all abilities We offer weekly training sessions and integrate social impact training, covering topics such as substance abuse, gender equality, children’s rights and many more relevant issues related to the communities where we work. In addition, we run a number of annual tournaments, festivals and a youth league.
Make your miles matter and fundraise for ISF at the Angkor Wat Half Marathon!
The more you raise, the bigger the impact you’ll make.
US$10 can provide a family with a monthly food parcel and help ensure that children can remain in school
US$20 can pay for educational materials and stationary for one student for one year
US$40 can buy a bicycle and helmet for a student who would otherwise have to walk more than 2km to school
US$120 can provide monthly food parcels for a family for one year
US$170 can provide breakfast and lunch (Monday-Saturday) for one student for one year
US$500 can provide football kits for a football team of 25 players
US$1,600 can give a child catch-up education, nutrition, medical care and support for one year
US$2,600 can pay for a part-time local teacher for our Catch-up Education Programme for one year
US$4,055 can sponsor a football team for one year
US$10,000 can sponsor our football tournament for players of all abilities
Every donation counts and will enable us to change the lives of disadvantaged Cambodian children through education, healthcare and sport.