What is OBT?
Using education to oppose poverty and corruption.
OBT is a Cambodian-run non-governmental organization (NGO) that is dedicated to the education and empowerment of the children living in Chiro Village. The organization was established in 2007 by Sophal Pot, OBT’s director, and has been registered as a local NGO by the Cambodian Ministry of Interior since 2009.
We believe that knowledge education is the best means to oppose poverty and corruption: OBT strives to provide free of charge education in a safe and nurturing environment to every child regardless of their background or financial means.
Most of the children who attend OBT come from farmer families with an income of 300 dollars a year – less than a dollar a day for the whole family – so providing the children with a secure and educational center is vital. We believe that education is our most powerful tool, for without it, instigating any kind of change is impossible.
OBT aims to provide a safe and friendly environment where children can develop and learn in a healthy way. OBT is committed to ensure that the children are not exposed to abuse, exploitation, violence or neglect.
We believe that education is our most powerful tool, for without it, instigating any kind of change is impossible.
A healthy environment
OBT aims to provide a safe and friendly environment where children can develop and learn in a healthy way.
We are constantly implementing changes that benefit the entire village, such as bringing water and electricity to the village.
With your help, OBT aims to provide free education to more students and in a more meaningful way. Contributions are always welcome and you can donate if you so desire.
Key Stats 2016
These figures neatly summarize where we stand right now. OBT continues to grow, providing for more and more children, but we certainly hope for a much bigger 2017 year.
Children attending OBT
Transparency is paramount to OBT. These annual reports are public and if you would like to have more transparency and a deeper look into behind the scenes, you can reach out to us. It is always our pleasure to share as much information as possible: