Based on government data, roughly 60 percent of the Cambodian population is under the age of 24, so there is a real need to invest in the growing labor force of Cambodia and to develop young people into productive, caring members of society.
The University of Cambodia (UC) aspires to do just this and is an agent of change. Every gift made to UC is an investment in the country’s intellectual capital. A large majority of donor funds go directly towards supporting student scholarships, faculty and staff compensation and development, expansion of research and technology resources, and facilities development. In fact, roughly 80 percent of UC students are on full or partial scholarship, even though the University is still a relatively new university and receives no funding from the government for its operations.
The University is making a real commitment to invest in the intellectual capital of young people in Cambodia, and believes this investment will help to improve lives and result in a healthier and better educated society.
The investment is already paying off. UC students and alumni are active members in their community and regularly volunteer their skills and time through community development projects, such as donating supplies to and working with children who live in Stung Meanchey, a garbage dumpsite in the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
However, UC needs additional funding and support in order to provide for 21st century learning resources and to outreach to a larger and more diverse pool of applicants. Funding will also help recruit and retain the best faculty, attract the most outstanding and motivated students, and fund research and student activities—all of which will contribute to accelerating the pace of development at both the University and in society.
The Impact: Through their contributions in the workplace and their communities, UC students, alumni, and staff members can contribute to the economic growth and social development of Cambodia.
UC Aspirations: UC aims to develop young people into knowledgeable, productive, and caring members of society through its investment in the intellectual capital of Cambodia.
The Opportunity: Investing in UC is an investment in Cambodia’s future. Giving, regardless of its size, can help UC sustain academic excellence and provide valuable learning opportunities for students and staff. To support the University of CambodiaShare on Facebook