Rural Schools Village Program (RSVP)
The Rural Schools Village Program is an initiative started by Aki Ra in the 1990s when he was working in rural villages that had no access to education. This initiative had no name until 2014!
RSVP is a subsidiary nonprofit of CSHD and receives all of its funding though CSHD as well. This means that this subgroup is entirely funded by generous donors around the world. Currently, there are 22 RSVP schools around the Cambodian countryside. At these schools, rural children are given the opportunity to learn how to read and write in Khmer and learn basic math skills. Several of our schools also offer English language classes as well.
Most of our schools have been absorbed in to the government system in Cambodia meaning that many teachers at our schools are recruited through and supported by the Ministry of Education of Cambodia. These government teachers have teaching degrees from universities around the country. However, since most of our schools did not start out as government schools, there are also teachers that are contracted and supported by CSHD. These teachers have a minimum of a high school education and are typically elected by the villagers as the smartest person to be the chosen teacher for their children.
RSVP is an incredible opportunity to allow children a brighter future!
With around 3,000 students in attendance at all of our schools, we are proud to say that RSVP is doing very well.
Check out our website to see information on the schools we support.
- Dong Tong
- Boeung Kab
- Tropeang Kbal Swa
- Ou Lvea School
- Ou Chrey School
- Buo Tuok School
- Ou Ambel School
- Ou Sbek Broeus School
- Ou Pharve School
- Anlong Tbal School
- Boeung Bei School
- Tuol Kor Koh School
- Smach School
- Chhlong Kat School
- 8 Ponds School
- Bos School
- Boeung Sa Nor School
- Chreun School
- Kon Dom Rey
- Sokdom Romnea
- Bour Run
- Triple T
EOD Team 1 is funded by Good Hands (in association with the Korean International Cooperation Agency) and Landmine Relief Fund. This team works with the demining team in clearing minefields.
EOD Team 2 was our first mobile team, meaning that they respond to calls around the country to remove UXOs and Landmines that are not in previously report minefields. Their operations are funded by World Without Mines.
EOD Team 3 is also a mobile team, and they are funded by World Without Mines.
EOD Team 4 has dual responsibilities, they have duties within the office, but are also capable of responding to any calls of UXOs or Landmines if needed as they are all certified to remove them!
EOD Team 5 is our newest mobile team, formed in July 2017 and currently funded by the Canadian Landmine Foundation.