After graduating from high school, children from Our Village may choose to attend one of several universities in Phnom Penh, based on their abilities and career objectives.
These institutions include the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the National University of Management, the National Polytechnic University of Cambodia, the International School for Economics and Finance, the National Institute of Banking, Cambodia Mekong University, and the National Institute of Information Technology.
Majors for these children currently include sociology, psychology, information technology, electrical engineering, electronics, human resource management, accounting, hotel and tourism management, finance, and business.
Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE)
Some children come to us after prolonged illnesses and have fallen behind in their schooling. Others have a limited ability to read and write their own Khmer language. Because it is unlikely that many of these children will finish high school and move on to higher studies, we enroll them at the Vocational Centre at Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE), located in Phnom Penh.
At PSE, children select a course of study that best suits their interests and abilities. Their studies lead to careers with which they can support themselves. Options include human services, such as hairdressing or childcare, and hospitality and catering. Children can also choose to study business and commerce. In addition, there is a career track for those whose interests are in manual work, such as the building trades or car and motorcycle repair.
Currently children are taking courses to prepare for careers in auto mechanics, motorcycle repair, office management, building trades and barbering.
If PSE does not have a course that fits the interest of a student, other vocational opportunities for the child are pursued.
NHCC underwrites tuition for all our children pursuing higher education studies. We budget $500 per semester for a child at university and $300 per semester for a child at vocational school.
Please consider helping us with this major expense.