Tabitha Foundation Cambodia

80 Schools were built from 1994 to date

School Building


As our families achieve their dreams through the Family Savings programs, the needs and desires of people change from basicf1
needs such as daily food to dreams of providing an education for their children. When a community reaches that stage of development, the families approach the Tabitha staff and request a school. The reasons are as follows:

1. To build a school where there was no school
2. To build a school that is to replace a building that is no longer useable
3. To build additional classrooms in a school that is too small to accommodate all the students
4. To build a middle school where middle schools are not available.

This program relies on close cooperation between Tabitha Cambodia, the local communities, the provincial government and the national government (via the Ministry of Education). It is based on the fact that there is an acute shortage of schools, particularly in rural areas.

Understanding this situation, Tabitha Cambodia builds and equips schools, and then passes ownership and the responsibility for the running of these schools – including the supply of teachers – to the government through the Ministry of Education.

Main steps in the program:

i)Tabitha Cambodia liaises with the Village, Commune and District chiefs and a representative of the Ministry of Education.
ii) A wealthy villager often donates land for a school (or if there is a run-down school, this land is used).
iii) The land is transferred to the national government and ear-marked for a school.
iv) Tabitha Cambodia seeks funding for the planned school.
v) Once funding is received, Tabitha Cambodia arranges for local contractors to build the school (with support from local villagers)
vi) When complete, the school is gifted to the national government to run and maintain.


What does Tabitha provide?

• School building
• Desks for students
• Desks for teachers
• Blackboards
• A well
• Toilets
• Metal flagpole

What does the government provide?

• Teachers
• Curriculum
• Text books
• Maintenance

 What does the community provide?

• Land
• Labour to assist carrying materials to the building site and during construction
• Accommodation and other support for the teachers assigned to their school

Number of children attending school

Depending on the needs and the funds available, schools either have 3, 6 or 12 classrooms. Often smaller schools are built with the expectation that they will be extended when further funds become available.

On average, there are 80 children in each classroom. Attendance is maximized by having a morning class of children followed by an afternoon class of different children.

Cost of Schools

6-room school : $55,000

Tabitha Cambodia has a number of schools that are needed. If you or your organization is able to partner to build one of these schools, please contact us. We do accept partners for 3 room blocks. All schools are 6 room requests.

Schools built from 1994 to date: 80 schools

This website reports about the programs of Tabitha Cambodia from September 2012 to date 

Prey Veng Project - Reusey Tvea - Finished: February 10, 2017
Donated By Dr. Anita Bourke - Australia
Svay Rieng Project - Chombok Thom Primary School - Finished: December 1, 2016
Donated By Ella's Schools, UWCSEA - Singapore
Preah Vihear Project - Pulkan Primary School - Finished: November 4, 2016
Donated By Sophan Kith & Theoun's School Project - Australia
Kampong Thom Project - Neang Noy - Finished: November 4, 2016
Donated By Richardson - Australia
Pursat Project – Yea Kab Primary School - Finished: July 22, 2016
Donated By DAK Foundation - Australia
Kampong Cham Project - Prey Srorlav Primary School - Finished: February 12, 2016
Donated By Anonymous, Tabitha Foundation Australia, Australian Communities Fdn - Australia
Kep Project - Ongkrong Reach Chea Primary School - Finished: November 13, 2015
Donated By Corine & Mike Gurry/Tanglin Trust -
Kg Thom Project - Ta Am Primay School - Finished: October 9, 2015
Donated By Richardson Foundation - Australia
Prey Veng Project -Ping Pong Primary School - Finished: September 1, 2015
Donated By PACE Schools - Singapore
Takeo Project – Oudom Seyla Primary School - Finished: July 3, 2015
Donated By DAK Foundation - Australia
Svay Rieng Project – Thmei Middle School - Finished: June 12, 2015
Donated By Ella's Schools/Linklaters/United World College of South East Asia - Singapore
Battambang Project - Kantepy Primary School - Finished: June 1, 2015
Donated By DAK Foundation - Australia
Kg Channang Project – Pumkor Primary School - Finished: May 30, 2015
Donated By PLC Perth - Australia
Pursat Project – Prey Pdao Primary School - Finished: March 13, 2015
Donated By Howman Family - Australia
Kg Speu Project - Village 95 Primary School - Finished: January 23, 2015
Donated By Perth and Hong Kong builders 2014 - Australia
Preah Vihear Project - Koh Loong Primary School - Finished: October 3, 2014
Donated By Canadian Friends - Canada and Dubai
Takeo - Srie Chheiu Primary School - Finished: August 28, 2014
Donated By DAK Foundation - Australia
Kompong Thom Project - Chombork Primary School - Finished: July 25, 2014
Donated By Marie Lai /Sophan Kith 2 - Australia
Svay Rieng - Ampil Pou Thom Middle School - Finished: July 25, 2014
Donated By PACE - Singapore
Prey Veng - Chey Ta Primary School - Finished: July 10, 2014
Donated By UWCSEA and Linklaters - Singapore
Koh Kong Project - Preah Samach Primary School - Finished: May 27, 2014
Donated By DAK Foundation - Australia
Prey Veng Project - Punley Primary School - Finished: March 14, 2014
Donated By Elsemieke Marren - Singapore
Svay Rieng Project - Koul Primary School - Finished: February 28, 2014
Donated By Elsemieke Marren - Singapore
Kampong Speu - OKauntrum Middle School - Finished: January 17, 2014
Donated By DAK Foundation - Australia
Battambang Project - Bort Sala Primary School - Finished: December 6, 2013
Donated By Black Rock - Singapore
Koh Kong Project - Andaung Teuk Primary School - Finished: December 6, 2013
Donated By West Coast Eagles - Australia
Banteay Meanchaey Proj – Kork Primary Sch - 3 rooms - Finished: November 29, 2013
Donated By Natasha & Luke - Australia
Pursat Project - Thnou Tret Primary School - Finished: November 8, 2013
Donated By Pru's School - Australia
Kandal Project – Saang Sre Primary School - Finished: November 1, 2013
Donated By Brad Power - Australia
Takeo Project – Trapaign Khtum Primary School - Finished: October 25, 2013
Donated By Trevor Hilton - Australia
Kampot Project – Anlong Thalang Primary School - Finished: October 11, 2013
Donated By Corinne and Mike Gurry and Friends - Australia
Kpg Speu Proj – Karisiang Kpous Primary Sch. - 11 rooms - Finished: September 27, 2013
Donated By DAK Foundation - Australia
Kompong Thom Project – Sror Nge Primary School - Finished: September 13, 2013
Donated By Thoeun's School - UK
Svay Rieng Project - Sandoat Primary School - 3 rooms - Finished: August 2, 2013
Donated By Ella McAuliffe and Linklaters - Singapore
Pursat Project – Banteay Krom Primary School - Finished: July 26, 2013
Donated By Julie and Keith Bleach and Roger and Friends - Australia
Battambang Project – Anlong Thmei Primary School - Finished: July 19, 2013
Donated By I Love Cambodia and Friends of Cambodia - Australia
Koh Kong Project – Che Tres Primary School - Finished: May 24, 2013
Donated By Jim Ord and Friends – Perth - Australia
Prey Veng Project – Tou Chrey primary School - Finished: May 10, 2013
Donated By UWCSEA - Singapore
Preah Vihear Project – Kok Pon Primary School - Finished: April 26, 2013
Donated By Canadian Friends - Canada and Dubai
Kampot Project - Svay Pa Em Primary School - Finished: April 4, 2013
Donated By DAK Foundation - Australia
Svay Rieng Project – Samaki Tropaign Primary School - Finished: March 22, 2013
Donated By PACE - Singapore
Banteay Meancheay Project – Kontrob Primary School - Finished: January 11, 2013
Donated By Presbyterian Ladies College - Perth Australia
Kampot Project – Lumpol Primary School - Finished: November 9, 2012
Donated By Corinne and Mike Gurry and Friends - Australia

In Progress
Kampong Thom Project - Slak Kranh Primary School
Donated By Plus 1 Flume (Streten) - USA
Siem Reap Project - Kork Thork Krom Primary School
Donated By Georgiana Molloy Schools - Australia
Kampong Cham Project - Koh Ta Pem
Donated By Wagner Family - USA
Battambang - Toul Leab Primary School
Donated By Wagner Family - USA

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Pursat Project - Srah Mkak

Kampong Thom Project - Kamak

Kep Project - Dombong Dek Primary School