With the average annual family income of $1,200, the reality faced by most students is that university is well beyond their financial reach. With the help of donors, JWOC is able to grant university scholarships to Cambodians in Siem Reap, covering the full cost of tuition as well as textbooks. Scholarship students are chosen based on a demonstrated desire to gain a higher education, their willingness to help their community, their past academic performance
JWOC’s students generally come from rural surrounding villages, work full time to support themselves and their families, attend university and work on JWOC’s community projects weekly.
Since its inception, over 185 students have graduated from JWOC’s Scholarship program. These students have gone on to do amazing things creating what we call the JWOC ‘ripple effect.’ By sponsoring a student not only are you supporting their education but you are also helping all of JWOC’s programs while having the opportunity to learn more about life in Cambodia through correspondence with the student you sponsor.
$1,200 – JWOC Scholar
Enable 1 student to go to University by covering their tuition fees and textbooks, as well as supporting the English, Computer, Life Skills, Career Guidance and Youth Leadership classes at JWOC for 1 year. We also provide all students with tailored coaching and counselling to help them overcome any barriers to success.
$1,500 – JWOC Above and Beyond
This level not only covers their formal education at University and extra support from JWOC, but also additional costs such as the recruitment process for students, referral for other services, events (annual Scholarship Team Building, Graduation Ceremony), and administration costs.
We request all scholarship sponsors to support their student for the full
JWOC Scholarships are much more than helping our students to overcome a significant financial barrier to further education – they provide an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience to shape the students’ career plans and aids them in getting jobs once they graduate, and develop the skills needed to be youth leaders that contribute to the sustainable development of Cambodia.
Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC) is a non-profit organization working in Cambodia to empower low-income Cambodians to lead their communities by providing educational and personal development opportunities, inspiring a mindset of co-responsibility and social service. JWOC is certified with a Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar.org.
Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC)