We are the non-profit NGO assisting children in impoverished community to access quality educational opportunities and promoting volunteering in Cambodia to enable sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in vulnerable and marginalised communities.
Cambodian Volunteers for Community Development (CVCD) was established on the 25th of December 1992 by a group of local Khmer students who were at the time studying English behind the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Mr. Peter Pond and his foster Khmer-American son, Mr. Arn Chorn-Pond, supported these local youths to establish an organization that would educate and empower poor people while encouraging them to become active volunteers in their communities. The students named the organization “Cambodian Volunteers for Community Development”.
Generous individual donors and the King of Cambodia, who donated $2,000 USD, provided the initial funding for the startup of CVCD. King Prah Bath Norodom Sihanouk recognized and supported CVCD on the 22nd of September 1993. CVCD was registered with The Ministry of Interior on 17th of May 1996.
In currently we are running three project such as Educational Development Project (EDP), Sustainable Livelihood and Economic Development (SLED), and Volunteer Service Project (VSP). For EDP, currently, CVCD runs 4 kindergarten classes, for a total provision of education to 92 children. These children are aged 4-5 years old and would otherwise not have the means to attend the public schooling provided by government. Our kindergarten students are enthusiastic and grateful to be at school. Teachers build on this enthusiasm and offer elementary projects in Khmer language and literacy; introduce the children to English; teach basic math (counting cubes, simple addition and subtraction); and the children practice social skills whilst interacting with peers. CVCD’s Non-Formal Education program seeks to enhance Khmer and English literacy, and technical education throughout impoverished areas of Cambodia. In 2017, CVCD provided education to 520 children in five poor community schools around Phnom Penh. English training courses were given to 520 students and 375 of the children received computer-training courses. At the same time, SLED are running three main activities such as providing loan in the aims to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities and poor farmer families by providing micro loans for agriculture, small businesses, and house improvements. CVCD focuses on providing loans for landmine and UXO (unexploded ordinance) survivors, and female-headed households. The micro loan project runs in the Bovel and Kamreing Districts in Battambaung Province. In 2017, individual loans were given to 107 families and group loans were given to 540 families. The teacher was teaching how about feeding fish lake (Training Course); Rice Mill--CVCD’s Rice Mill project purchases over one hundred tons of different types of raw rice directly from local farmers every year. CVCD gives these farmers, many of whom lack the means to transport their products to mills and to larger markets like Phnom Penh, the opportunity to profit from their surplus rice production. And VSP many years now CVCD has invited international individuals to join us in our mission. Past volunteers have come from all over the world and brought with them diverse backgrounds, skills, passions and education. At CVCD we work one on one with volunteers to help them satisfy their objectives – whether that be empowering them with the experience required to enter desired labour markets; or satisfying their life-long aspirations of teaching children in a impoverished community.
If any volunteers meet with our fields above please contact us.
In currently we do not provide any package for meal or accommodation to any volunteer.
In currently we do not require the volunteers to pay for project.
Currently we are look for who can do fundraising and grant writing to help our children and community in Cambodia.
#4, St 32b, Toeuk Thla, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mr. Saveun Nhim, Executive Director
Phone: (855)12 915 823
Mr. Sam China, Education Development Program Manager (Phnom Penh)
Phone: (855)92 222 162
Mr. Vuth Kim Eng, Building Economic Empowerment Program Manager(Battambang Branch)
Phone: (855)77 222 138
Ms. Im Dara, Administrative/Hr Manager
Phone: (855)92 404 005