Rural School Village Program
RSVP works hand-in-hand with CSHD. The organization was started in the 1990s by Aki Ra while he was demining in rural villages. These villages had no access to education. The village chief approached Aki Ra and asked him to build them a school. In 2011, we created the name “Rural School Village Program” in order to raise awareness to this cause! RSVP is in the process of becoming a standalone NGO due to how it has grown.
Our objective is build schools in rural areas where the children do not have an accessible school, and to teach these children to read and write Khmer, and do basic math. When we began, none of our schools were recognized by the government. As of 2019, all of our 22 schools are recognized government schools. Today, we teach about 3,000 children who would have otherwise had limited opportunity to access education. Our 23rd school will be built during 2019.
These schools are provided by sponsors, donors, and friends of RSVP so that Khmer children (and adults) have the essential tools to educate themselves for the better.
Our sponsors provide the building materials, pay the teachers, and provide the school supplies
The villagers give land to build the school on, and choose the most educated people to teach the students.
We are making a difference!