World Of Hope School Inc.

We'll change their hands from picking up rubbish to carrying books,
from dirty clothes to a school uniform, with a real smile
Chou Sovannreangsey- Director

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

Completion of the secondary school certificate, and increasingly, being able to speak, read, and write English, are important prerequisites for getting a decent job. Without basic literacy and numeric skills it is difficult to get any job.   A lack of education locks many people into a perpetual poverty cycle: 


no education means no job; 

no job means no money; 

no money means no education; 

no education means helplessness 

And the cycle continues. 


OUR MISSION 

The mission of World Of Hope School is to provide assistance in relieving destitution, helplessness and education to the children and families of Siem Reap. 


OUR VISION

World of Hope believes in all aspects of the world in which we operate - environment, social, economic - creating a better tomorrow than today. 

Our Team

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Sovannreangsey Chou 
(REY) - Cambodia

School Director
 I was born in 1986 at Takeo Province, Cambodia.  My family were farmers and very poor. When I was young my family could not afford to send me to school and it was my dream to study, learn about the  world and speak English. We had no free school in our area and a foreign school was too expensive. 
One day I met a monk,  I studied with him for 4 years learning English. I went from a young boy knowing nothing to a young man I am today with a masters degree, it was very hard and took a long time for me to achieve this. 
We are a small group of people that have a passion to help kids in the commune not only with schooling but in the future we hope to help build gardens with vegetables to share with our community. 

Leanne Sheen

President

In September 2014 I was privileged to be amongst some amazing students, teachers and volunteers that headed to Siem Reap, Cambodia to help in a local rural school. When I got off the plane I fell in love with the country then the people and the children just filled my heart with love.

My dream is to become a part of the community as a whole.  In the mean time along with these other amazing people, I will be raising funds, awareness and networking to sustain our school and give these beautiful children the start they deserve. I cannot wait to go back.  

Sharon Hockley

Vice President
I am currently studying a Bachelor of International Development and a Bachelor of Environment, Policy and Management along with a Diploma of Languages (Spanish) at the University of Adelaide.  In January 2016 I travelled to Cambodia with my daughter and we volunteered at the school for 3 weeks.  The experience gave us firsthand knowledge of a developing country and the challenges they face. The children of the school are amazing, their thirst for knowledge is inspirational. I have joined the committee to help and over time hope to take my other two children to volunteer too.

Abbey Sheen

Fundraising Manager
I'm 18 years old and in September 2014 my school went to Siem Reap Cambodia, to build a kindy room. I knew then that I wanted to help the children to try and give them a great education. Everyday since returning my thoughts and love have been with the children of Cambodia. When the opportunity came up to help build and be apart of this new school I knew I had to jump right on to it and do whatever I could do to help them. I am very excited about the future of World of Hope.

Brigitte Kitto

Committee Member

When I heard about what my wonderful friend Leanne was doing for this community I had to help. Changing and improving the lives of these children and their community is a fantastic and satisfying way to give back to those in less fortunate circumstances. I don't have a lot of spare
cash myself but I do have ideas, time and a commitment to this community.
I travelled to Cambodia with Leanne in June/July 2016 meeting the children and families was life changing.

Rachel  Hockley

Committee Member
My name is Rachel I am currently doing year 12. In January 2016 I was lucky enough to travel to Cambodia with my Mum and volunteer at World of hope school .I love being involved in the School . In January 2018 this time as a committee member  I will head to our School to reconnect with the children and this time I will be taking 2 of my friends. Being involved in the school and watching the children grow and learn is extremely satisfying

Ashleigh Chadwick

Committee Member

In 2013, I began my Cambodian adventure through a student volunteer program in an orphanage in Siem Reap. This lead me to make many friends in the program, including one of our supervisors Rey. When I heard that Rey was going to open up his own school in Siem Reap I was keen to help out in any way I could and ended up on a flight over once again in November 2015 for a month to be a part of the World of Hope

Schools first Volunteers.

Since returning from this incredible experience I have continued to assist the World of Hope School with regular support and donations. I am now extremely privileged to have been offered a place as part of their committee to assist in fundraising and marketing