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

 (October, 2001)

Number of School: 89
Name of School: The George Mrus School
Name of Donor: Dave Mrus
Location of School
Province: Kampong Speu
District: Oral
Commune: Trapaing Chor
Village: Kraing Tbeng
Status: Complete
Start of construction: July 17, 2001
End of construction: October 17, 2001
Village population: 274 families in three villages
Student Body: 308
Distance from Phnom Penh: 136 km
Travel Time: 4:00, inaccessible during the rainy season
Teaching Staff 7
Classrooms: 5
Average students per class: 45

Students playing in front of the school, waiting for classes to begin.

(November, 2001)

A class in action.  One student is reading from the board.  (November, 2001)

In Their Own Words. . . 

Mr. Var Ven is the director of the George Mrus School
Prak Sovanna Ra is a 14-year-old third grade student at the George Mrus School
Thy Thear is a 12-year-old third grade student at the George Mrus School
Mrs. Pouch Sokha is a farmer who lives next to the school
Var Ven # 89
Prak Sovanna Ra # 89
Thy Thear # 89
Pouch Sokha # 89