ABCs and Rice

Siem Reap, Cambodia, South East Asia
Nourishment for the Children of Cambodia! ABCs and Rice differs to most NGO schools in Siem Reap. In addition to providing a much-needed free education in English and Khmer, we offer various food programs to nourish the children’s bodies as well as their minds.

Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work

What We Need

Classroom Support Assist the Khmer teacher with story time and other classroom support. NB you are not expected to lead classes.
Educational Professionals Monitor & Report on classroom activities and curriculum outcomes develop and conduct teacher-training seminars.
Arts and Crafts Facilitate student’s creativity using different materials and media.
Musicians Teach songs, guitar and percussion instruments.
Physical Education Assist with ongoing sporting activities, including training and coaching development.
Administration Various admin duties, including data entry and marketing.
Librarian Assist in keeping the growing library orderly
Farm Assist with farm development, including planting, picking, feeding, construction and composting.

When & Who

All year
1 to 12 weeks

What we Provide

Our Fees

Variable dependent on number of weeks.

Fees on application receipt

Placement fee includes;
• 2 ABCs and Rice t-shirts
• 10 meals with the children per week
• Your airport pick up and drop off
• A tour of our locally sponsored village
• A souvenir gift, of your choice from the village sustainability project
• A town familiarization tour
• The support of our volunteer coordinator
• A much appreciated donation to both ABCs and Rice, and our sister project, Pack the Essentials.


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Contact Person

Holly Bygrave
Siem Reap, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

ABCs currently assists over 270 students and their families, through food and education. Our core programs are:

The Breakfast Club; giving the students a healthy start to the day

7 classrooms; support students of different ages and abilities through English lessons, computing, sport and art

Lunch time program with the support of Pack the Essentials.

Monthly rice ration; reverse tuition to encourage families to keep their children at school

Sponsorship of uniforms and schools supplies to attend Khmer Government School; the students spend half a day in Khmer school and half a day in English school giving them the best of both educations

Full Belly Farm; adding to the rice ration and providing further supplements to the family kitchen with fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and herbs

We employ 6 Khmer teachers, 3 support workers and 3 farm staff; offering them support and training as they strive to advance their careers. We also accept committed volunteer assistants from across the globe.

What are you waiting for?

We at ABCs and Rice would love to hear from you!