Search

Nonprofit

Angkor Buddhist Organization -A.B.O

Joined in July 2020

About Us

A.B.O school is located in the farming commune of Kandek, approximately 9km from Siem Reap City providing education and support for local surrounding villages: Koth Klok, Khun Mook, Trapeang Tim, and Chreas.

Villagers work hard to secure livelihoods for themselves and their wider families through farming ducks, chickens, cows, rice, and vegetables. Other sources of income are through small local markets/ businesses.

What we do and how:

We provide education for students aged between 6 to 18yrs who typically come from farming and fishing backgrounds.

We have approximately 150 students who attend either morning or afternoon classes Monday to Friday.

We supply text and workbooks, study and writing materials, library books, computer access, and clean drinking water.

Being located in Siem Reap and the tourist area of Angkor Wat, learning English, basic computer skills, and gaining heritage awareness provides increased pathways to better-earning potentials and reduction in poverty. 

Community Development

We work with our community to meet local need, some examples of this are: 

  • building a house for a struggling family 
  • the building or repairing well systems as part of the safe and clean water hygiene program 
  • joining the community to assist building roads, public hall and a health centre
  • giving of cows, chickens, ducks and fish to families in need
  • providing bicycles for students
  • helping people to find work in the city
  • scholarships for higher studies
  • organic farming program
  • making donations to support elders in need after natural disasters such as flooding or fire
  • supporting people to the hospital
  • supporting students to meet family commitments through child care

Teaching

We work with our students and community to provide:

  • computer skills training
  • English language lessons
  • education program for Vipassana of Buddhist culture
  • teaching villagers about the effects on a community through social violence and drug/alcohol abuse
  • providing school uniforms
  • an in-house Teacher Training program 
  • music involvement and appreciation
  • personal and domestic hygiene at basic levels including hand washing, tooth brushing, etc
  • gardening
  • land mine awareness (class exursions to land mine museum)
  • cultural heritage awareness (class exursions to Angkor Wat)

Our approach in the classrooms and in our villages is based on Community Development principles. We are committed to contributing to Cambodia's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) in particular:

  • No Poverty;
  • Good Health and Wellbeing;
  • Quality Education;
  • Gender Equality;
  • Clean Water and Sanitation;
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth;
  • Reduced Inequalities;
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities. 

We invite you to learn more, partner with us and help make a difference in the lives of local students and villagers.




A.B.O school is located in the farming commune of Kandek, approximately 9km from Siem Reap City providing education and support for local surrounding villages: Koth Klok, Khun Mook, Trapeang Tim, and Chreas.

Villagers work hard to secure…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Rural Areas

Location & Contact

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite organizations and get email alerts when new ones are posted.