Tang Khiev | Cambodia

Teacher support

Teacher Support - Tang Khiev - Cambodia
In progress
Project Status
In progress

Manna4life has been providing education since 2014 to 120 and 160 students per year. Initially, it was with the Mango Tree School (which our partners operated), but it was beyond their means to continue in this fashion. Manna4life partnered with another private Christian school a few kilometers away and transfered all the students to the new school. Initially, the transition went well as the school hired all the teachers from the Mango Tree School.

When the global pandemic hit, many challenges began to arise. The schools were closed and then reopened about 6 times in 2020 with many of the graduates not being able to complete last year's grade levels until the end of December. Each time the schools closed there was a drop in attendance due to a couple of reasons. Some students needed to work for their families as many parents lost their income due to cutbacks at garment factories. Also, some families moved away looking for work, and some students of working-age also dropped out. Mann4life tried to counter this in many ways as they met with families individually and as a group to determine what needs had to be met in order to keep their children in school. This led to a few changes in the way the ministry provided support; they included providing food, offering additional subsidies for children's tuition, and tutoring students who were falling behind because of the school closures.

In 2021 there were 65 students supported almost entirely through donations. Funds go towards students' tuition, transportation, food program, and teacher support.

Latest update

Business as usual

It has been business as usual with 55 students still enrolled and attending from grades from 4 to 11 this year. There is a solid group of kids who would like to pursue higher education and no dropouts!

Manna4Life continues to support two girls in university. Sreyleak is now in the third year of a nursing program and Somnang is now in her second year of business studies. She studies on the weekend and teaches during the week.

Kevin and Leakhena would like to sell the land they are currently on in order to purchase a building in the city for a dorm ministry. Prayers for the sale of this land are still needed so that they can move forward.  

The sports ministry is still going strong. When you watch the games you can see the friendships that are being formed. The team now has three trophies from various tournaments. Soccer continues to provide a great outlet for students to spend their time as there are many temptations nearby when they are not occupied.

Leakhena and Kevin just returned from two weeks in Israel and it was quite the encouragement to them to continue to move forward with minds and hearts focused on God despite some of the setbacks in finance that they have recently faced. The trip was a blessing to them, to heir ministry and to others they will serve in the future.

Support our projects

With a few clicks, you can make a financial difference in the fight against global poverty. Making a contribution is simple yet impactful.

Support this project

With a few clicks, you can make a financial difference in the fight against global poverty. Making a contribution is simple yet impactful.

Donate to relief efforts

100% of your donation goes directly to helping those in need

Canadian & International Donors

Make a financial difference in helping refugees fleeing the conflict. Contributions by Canadian donors are tax deductible.

US Donors

We've partnered with Healing Nations to facilitate donations from the US. Visit for more information.