AKC School Reopening Its Stage1

Following a certain period of time that AKC School has been closed due to Covid-19 pandemic since 23rd of March 2020.

Having seen the 4 respective instructions / announcements issued by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) of the Royal Government of Cambodia.
Along with the confirmation of the Office of Education of Angkor Thom District where AKC is situated. Angkor Kids Center school will gently reopen our school in Stage1 from this Monday, September 7, 2020 onward.

More information here https://www.afk-ngo.org/akc-school-reopening/

AKC Founder’s Adventurous Journey Back to AKC

Time is running fast, almost nine years now spending my time emerging into the modernized outer world, city life and career development into the tourism industry which is one of the top sectors in Cambodia, from basic to senior roles, leaving Angkor Kids Center staying on cold, hot, hungry and lonely atmosphere. Today, I would like to address that I have decided to take the most adventurous step for my life economic security returning to AKC to cool and warm up the center again. I am so happy to be back to my teacherhood ūüôā

Read the full news and my campaign here in PDF format : AKC Founder Adventurous Journey Back to AKC

You make a contribution to make my journey move safer DONATE NOW !

Season’s Greetings !

AKC_Season's Greetings

We are born poor but our dream is rich ! We are happy and satisfied with what we have and where we are, but our ambition is staying as higher as the outer world locates !

Let the children, the volunteer team and the community of Angkor Kids Center celebrate with you a Merry Christmas and Prosperous and Happy New Year 2015 !

Be the most successful and happiest year ahead, the wishes from AKC !

Arrival of the Chicken


It has been a while until we could get the reliable information to set up an new stage to move on.

Thanks to the wonderful team of AKC who has made extra miles beyond their existing experiences and knowledge to make this significant move to this phase. Now 500 of young chicken has been properly migrated to their new and comfortable house.

Again, thanks to the great donation of Help4Cambodia which permits us to make the project implementation progress running steadily.

Follow our Facebook page to get the last updated news feed !

Samroang Community Water & Moon Festival_05 November 2014

Wat Basket Race

Congratulation Samroang community and AKC youth for the feasible event organized at the village !

Following the current event campaign raised on Facebookpage of Angkor Kids Center.

Today we would like to pass on the news that the event has been the most successful. It goes much beyond the expectation layout in the Objectives.

The worries of the fund to cover the event cost had melt immediately right at the start of the event. Thanks to Mr. Jake Stalkerr, the founder of One Step One Life, Australia  for donated USD 70 which is enough to pay the sound system until mid night, and thanks to the great participation of the local visitors to make not only event safe in term of financial, but it could also help to contribute to the community Shrine for further development.

The event was started first with the opening speech delivered by the Council Members of Leangdai Commune with the special guests : Buddhist Monks, Security Officers, and a few more community officers, AKC founders, and Jake….


As soon as opening section finished the Water Basket Race started in the pond surrounding the Shrine hill along with the demonstration of the Special Race Pestling (Bok Oam Bouk) and Clay Jar Blind Breaking Challenge (Veay Kaorm). What was more: when the dark was coming there, transitional dance music was played attracting the huge crow to dance and playground all over the space.


It was a fascinating event, no firework but the cheer from the community Joy meant much more !


See you next year and hope you will keep a little bit to make the pre-organizing session more energetic !


AKC School Opening Ceremony_2 November 2014

Opening Ceremony Backdrop

One year has been over leaving a lot of memorable experiences and achievement at Angkor Kids Center!

This year event has been even more colorful and greater honor to welcome Ms. Pamela McCourt Francescone, the president of Linkforaid, a charity organization in Italy, and the official officers from the local community authority to speak during the event flowing with the following agendas :

  1. Welcome remarks and the program objectives by Mr Meam, Academic Coordinator
  2. Present the special guests and speakers by Mr Meam
  3. Opening Remarks and comments by the / Village chief or representative
  4. Water Transfer game
  5. Painting Competition and presentation of their arts
  6. Remark and overall comments by Mr Samnang Chhon, AKC Founding Initiator
  7. Remarks and comments by Ms Pamela, Linkforaid Association President
  8. Remarks and comments by the Councils of Commune in Angkor Thom District
  9. Students ‚Äėcomments and determination by student
  10. Donation and Award distribution by community head, Linkforaid, AKC
  11. Close the program and school visit

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Pamela was very impressed by the image of the village and just had one contingent comment after the event and the village visit ‚ÄúEach year I see how things are changing in your village.¬† You, and all your team who are inspired by you, are really giving these children and the people of Samroang the opportunity for a better future.¬†I know how poor the villages are in Siem Reap province, and I realized it again when we walked back in the dark and I saw families eating together and you told me the man who will look after the chickens will have a better home than he does now.‚ÄĚ

Pamela is not only our honorable speaker, but her presence bringing along village 15 bikes, 14 school uniforms, and 14 satchels to be donated to the outstanding of AKC school students and the less privileged students in Samroang community to be able to go to school in this new academic year 2014-2015.

At the end, she promised to the community and to the founder of Angkor Kids Center, Mr. Samnang Chhon, there are more things to come.

Stay with us and see what Linkforaid and Angkor Kids Center bring to live in the forthcoming year of 2015.

And support us to make the great change for general humanity.

Pon’s University Life Updates

Following the most recent post about Pon’s University Life¬†Challenges,¬†¬†including a campaign to raise the fund for him to continue his safe overseas student’s life.

Now we are so proud to announce that Pon will have a peaceful life in Thailand for the next 6 months from mid September 2014 onward.

The most grateful to the Linkforaid Charity Organization, Italy who has the mission to help the underprivileged children and the poor in Myanmar and Cambodia for continue supporting Pon since the beginning of his application until now, and thank you Mr. Garry Chapman for your personal donation to support Pon.

Pon's Group Work

Taking this opportunity, we would like to pass on the message from Pon that he has just finished his first mid-term Exams with a great pride that he could do better than more than half of the Thai students in the same subject at the whole university even the lecture was conducted in Thai language !

We are here at AKC firmly committed to deliver your contribution to the best uses and most beneficial to all the stakeholders who have the same hear and way of walk as us !

Stay with us and see the inspiration of how we grow ūüôā


After the two consecutive years, 2012 & 2013 of successes hosting the CHOICE (Cambridge-Hong Kong Operation for International Children’s Education) Volunteer Service Trip; AKC is still touching the spirit of love to the CHOICE committee members and volunteers which made this year, 2014 to welcome their contribution again even thought the Project had been selected to a neighboring country of Lao PDR in the area located miles away from AKC School.


Special thanks to Mr Bryan Cheung and his mother for spending extra miles  to bring the sufficient school stationeries supplies to all the 230 students of AKC, which is enough for them to use for a full year of the upcoming academic year of 2014-2015. Thanks to all the donors for your contribution to make this happen.

AKC would like to wish you all the very best and hope we will have chances to welcome you again back to AKC in a near future !

The Returned of Mr Samnang Chhon when words formed !

Samnang Delivering Speech

Samnang delivering speech during the Kids Sponsoring and School Opening Campaign 2013, funded by Linkforaid.

“Just like a lightning moment, 6 years has already gone! We are not tired, but ¬†more interesting challenges are here to flight to overcome after quite a period of time to come already, Mr. Samnang Chhon, the AKC initiator from the village of Samroang where AKC is situating said.

The ninth of September 2009 or 09/09/09 is the day that Samnang returned to his community and start to build and develop the team and formed the name Angkor Kids Center (AKC) after his stable life with reasonable job. His inspirational biography of development had attracted the world attention, and inspired the children and his community bringing along with great success afterward…read more about¬†AKC history¬†

As of today, 09/09/2014, AKC would like to celebrate its founding anniversary with silent sound ! This representing the effort of saving and putting things in the right place with great concentration as we understand how hard people have made to make this passionate concept to a fabulous implementation.

Stay tune and see the current ongoing projects, activities and accomplishment that we have succeeded !

Be blessed with all the very best wishes from AKC team in Siem Reap, Angkor !

Pon’s Overseas University Life Updates

Pon, the first from the right, with his family in front of his house.
You might have heard about the human capital development strategies that AKC has been taken, and you must have heard Pon, our motivated, and self-reliant person who has grown his life through volunteering. After a few successful jobs helping his own community and the surroundings though the voluntary work with Angkor Kids Center, Pon has been granted an opportunity to study at Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University in Thailand in the Faculty of Agriculture Technology, which is not available in Cambodia.
Pon in the Garden Lab
Updating the status of ‚ÄčPon, we just had a Skype talk with him, he really likes the university and the rich learning materials there, however he is now facing some financial condition for living and studying there with the following issues :
1 РDue to the political changes/reform in Thailand made over  200,000 Cambodian workers without proper permit forcing to return to Cambodia, this causing the students with student visa stopped or banned from working at night or outside the school, as what he had planned to survive his life.
2 – Pon was trying to ask the university to have some job to do at the university as well that we would got 6000 Thai Baht around 188$ per term, and that will be entitled to pay at the end of the term (4 months), but he was rejected with a condition that he is a freshman (first year student), he will be allowed to apply in term 2 onward, it means he could try again in January 2015.
3 РWith the first fund donated by Linkforaid, the Italian charitable association (USD 600.00 in September 2013, and USD 1,100.00 in March 2014), that AKC managed to send him phase by phase, permitted him to live just during the whole month of September 2014 Рhere is the general expenses from late January 2014 up to September 2014.
Pon's Expenses Report
‚Äč4 – Pon normally eats a lot like a few plates of rice but now he reduces to just to have something in stomach, ‚Äčbut he still have to spend at least 3$ per day, and he also need to pay some classroom paper work at around 30$ minimum per month as well, these are the ongoing cost.
‚ÄčDonors, supporters, friends, with the details of this message, ‚ÄčI would like to call all of¬†you to make any¬†possibilities to help Pon carrying on his safe and confident student life there, I¬†am very sour that Pon will make a great model influencing others, and contribute back to the humanity with professional and fair practices in term of education development and environment protection.
Please let me know if you need any other information to support the campaign raising the fund for him.
You may make a quick donation to our Pay Pal account or to our foundation partner account !
Thanks and see you soon.
Samnang Chhon (Mr)
Project Director/ Founding Initiator,

Samrong village, Lieng dai commune
Angkor thom district, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Phone +855(0)77 848 949 | Mail samnang@angkorkidscenter.org
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