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 join workshops and projects at our Learning Center on Sundays.
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’, whereby one young person improves the lives of many around them.
We request that all scholarship sponsors commit to supporting their student for the full 4-years of the JWOC Scholarship Program.
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)