Rural Schools Program

Build a rural school or adopt an existing school and enhance it with computer training, English lessons, vegetable gardens and more! Give children of the rural poor areas of Cambodia opportunities for a better education and brighter life.

Rural Schools and List of Donors

Michael Hawley films the opening ceremony of his school (Feb. 16, 2001)


Number of School:
Name of School:
The Dixon Learning Center
Name of Donor:
Michael Hawley
Location of School
Preah Vihear
District: Ro Vieng
Commune: Romny
Village: Phnom Dek
Start of construction: 10 February, 2000
End of Construction: 13 April, 2000
District Population: 26,792
Construction Company: U Heou Com.
Solar panels: yes
Computer: yes
Student body: 219
Teaching staff: 8
Average students per class: 35
Distance to school from Phnom Penh: 239 km
Travel Time: 5 hours (dry season)


(July, 2001)

In Their Own Words. . .


Mr. Meas Tha, the Director of the Dixon Learning Center
Mr. Chan Sokrin, a teacher at the Dixon Learning Center
Reun Leak, a third grade student at the Dixon Learning Center
Chan So, a fourth grade student at the Dixon Learning Center
Sen Sokha, a woman living near the school

One of the builders of the school.

Click here to see Michael Hawley’s striking photos

Meas Tha # 23
Chan Sokrin # 23
Reun Leak # 23
Chan So # 23
Sen Sokha # 23
He specializes # 23