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Higher Education

We view investment into higher education as a fundamental driver of poverty alleviation. Improving access to higher education has a significant impact on earning potential and job attainment, but more than this, it increases the capabilities that enable poor individuals to flourish.


Without a government support system in place like in many developed countries, the high costs of university tuition block all but a wealthy minority of Cambodians from attaining a higher education. 


Our Cambodia Bright Futures fund is a scholarship program that invests in bright high school students facing serious financial hardship. Students are funded to complete an undergraduate degree at a local institution. Almost all scholarship recipients come from poor farming families living in rural areas, and are the first in the family to study at the tertiary level.

(1) Amartyr Sen (2009), Development as Freedom.

(2) John Humphreys (2016), Education in Cambodia: Rate of Return and Personal Equity Finance. PhD Thesis, UQ School of Economics. 

Bright Futures Education Fund

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