“Education is a powerful tool for breaking the cycle of poverty and maximizing a child’s survival, their growth, development, and well-being; as well as closing the gap in social inequality.”
Our will is to contribute to Cambodia’s development by supporting children who are truly disadvantaged while respecting their culture and their traditions. The help given to the children allows them to freely decide on their future by giving them access to education, to health, and to cultural awareness as well as pride. Therefore, children become actors in the development of their country in the field they choose.
As part of a sustainable action, AEC-Foyer Lataste ensures that the help given to children does not create privileges, assistantship, or inequalities in their environment. The association has for fundamental value the development of actions led by Cambodians and for Cambodians.
There are more than 40 Cambodians in the field who carry out the association’s actions supported by a French volunteer. This volunteer supervises the programs’ coordination, the financial management, and the communication. The association in France is almost fully held by volunteers who participate in the fundraisings. Thanks to rigorous management, the administrative costs represent each year about 15% of the association’s budget.