Our Mission

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Our mission is to foster an educated and compassionate new generation of young Cambodians who will use their education to improve their lives, help their people, rebuild their country, and contribute to the world, so as to help foster peace and prosperity for all. We will focus on educating girls, and also educating their families and communities and improving their support systems.


“It is my dream that Coral Tree Education Foundation will educate many generations of young Cambodians who will pass on our hopes and dreams for Cambodia and for the world at large. Cambodia’s recent tragic and unfortunate history confirms that life goes on, even after unimaginable horror, and that good will always overcome bad forces. Education is among the most important means of achieving peace in the world. Deep rooted anger and hatred lurk everywhere around the world and certainly in Cambodia as a result of its history and present widespread poverty. Our mission is to both to educate and also to foster compassion and integrity. Without these, our entire civilization will continue to experience too much needless suffering beneath the appearance of progress. Globally, and in Cambodia, other foundations are doing their parts, I want Coral Tree Education Foundation to be among their number in bringing positive change to people one step at a time.”

— Chenda Chhi, Founder