BHI is a local institute that links higher education with people empowerment and community enterprise development. BHI’s mission is to provide education, development and employment opportunities for vulnerable rural youth. To assist in  achieving this mission, BHI established the  “Affordable Education and Skills to Youth” Project to support vulnerable rural youth to access higher education and get jobs, to live in dignity, and to be involved in developing their communities. BHI is being supported by AusAID through the Enterprise Challenge Fund (ECF) to implement the “Affordable Education and Skills to Youth” Project from October 2009 to September 2012. The project‘s aim is to increase the capacity of the Institute to give more opportunity to young rural students to access specialist education, by offering scholarships, dormitory accommodation and skills training.

The Bright Hope Institute is the only institution that has been providing tertiary education services to rural Cambodians in Kampong Chhnang Province since 2006. It is offering practical degree courses in Rural Development, Agriculture, Eco-Tourism, Business Management, Accounting, Agronomy and Economics.

With a financial aid of the Enterprise Challenge Fund, the BHI was able to implement the Affordable Education and Skills to Youths project. This project included the building of new classrooms and dormitories to improve the site’s infrastructure and to increase the institutes capacity to provide higher level education for the students in the Province. Furthermore, the funding support allows the Institute to offer partial scholarships to 100 vulnerable youths in eight rural districts every year .

The BHI Set up Three Objectives

  1. Increasing the capacity of the Institute to accept more students and to become self sustainable.

  2. Giving an opportunity to rural youths to access higher education and skills development.

  3. Improving the chances for a job by advancing the skills and the expertise of poor youths or to start a small  community enterprise in rural areas.

The Role of ECF Funding Support

ECF funds have been used for the construction of 12 classrooms and dormitories including equipment upgrades as well as 100 scholarships annually in the initial stages. The Bright Hope Institute provided operational expenses, teachers and staff and maintenance and administration costs. The ECF funding was crucial to this project proceeding, because the BHI did not have the financial resources itself to transform it into a full time institute and also because the commercial financial backround was not available for such a project in the province.

Results: Mid Term

  • The BHI has upgraded its facilities and constructed 12 new classrooms and four new dormitories.

  • The BHI has provided 63 scholarships to students with all of them completing and graduating since the Institute’s Foundation year.

  • The BHI has employed two new specialists in agronomy and economy.

  • The school has received full accreditation for its Foundation year course from the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia and received approval from the Ministry of Education and Sport to open the new faculty of Education Science. This accreditation and the new faculty were provided due to the improved facilities and equipment and would not have been possible without the ECF grant.

Benefits of the Project

Even though this was a relatively small project, the expected benefits were important:

  • Increased employment in the institute up to 39 staff members.

  • Scholarships for up to 100 disadvantaged students per year who would otherwise not have the opportunity to undertake a degree or diploma.

  • Secured dormitory accommodations for 40 – 50 female students annually.

  • Improved education opportunities for up to 400 full time students by September 2012.

It is also expected that the Bright Hope Institutes expanded operations will have a positive impact on the overall development of Kampong Chhnang province by increasing the pool of qualified young people.

Changes for Beneficiaries:

  • The completed 12 new classrooms and four dormitories are supporting students and particularly females living in remote areas to do their studies. Currently there are 44 students (31 female and 13 male) using the dormitories.

  • The Bright Hope Institute scholarships are offered to poor, rural and isolated students. Many of them are the first family members who are able to access higher education. Until now, the Bright Hope Institute has provided 63 part funded scholarships to students with all of them completing and graduating successfully since the project’s foundation year.

Broader Impacts

  • The BHI is supporting local NGO’s and government departments with adult training in the subjects of Project Management, Advocacy and HIV awareness.

  • The project is providing a demonstration model of the social and economic impact that a private educational institute can have in a remote area.


With the financial help of the German Development Cooperation of Cambodia, the BHI was able to implement a water purification system so that students have a free access to clean drinking water. This water is over-more bottled and sold at the local market by the dormitory students in order to provide a source of income to support them buying school material and food. A water purification system was installed at the Bright Hope Institute with grant funding from the German Development Cooperation of Cambodia under its Micro-scale Project. The system is operating successfully, providing treated water for the BHI students, the dormitory students as well as the staff.


The project’s objective is to provide access to safe water and to improve the sanitation at the BHI and the people around the BHI. With the availability of the the safe drinking water at the institute, students’ health has improved. We noted through a report that the dormitory students’ health problem has been reduced. There are no reports about diarrhea & water-borne disease anymore. Moreover the students don’t need to spend their time boiling water nor spending money to buy drinking water from the market.

Use of Treated Water

The water produced by the treatment plant is provided free of charge to students while they are studying at BHI. In addition, BHI students and members of the local community are able to purchase treated water in 20 liters plastic containers for 2000 Riel (0.5 USD). This compares very favorably with the typical price of 4000 Riel ( 1 USD) at the local market.

Small Business Enterprise

To ensure the long time sustainability of this project, the BHI establish a small business enterprise for a selected group of students based on the filling, sealing and marketing of small plastic bottles (e.g. 500ml) of treated water.  The bottled water is sold at the Kampong Chhnang market. The proceeds of this small business are used by the dormitory students for paying their daily expenses such as food and school material.

The BHI plans to facilitate and support rural students to establish a water purification system in their communities and to run a social business.


The CBP is a social and sustainable solution for families of a poor financial background so that they can cover their child’s school fee. Especially females from rural areas can profit from this project to attempt the associate program (a shorter and more affordable version of the bachelor degree). By donating a cow, the family can pay the fees with the earnings of that cow. As the BHI is constantly engaged in the rural development, one of its projects is the Cow Bank Program. The programs aim is to find donors to provide a cow for vulnerable families. Through the  breeding of the cow, the family has an annual income and is therefore able to send one of its children to the Bright Hope Institute. As the cost of higher education is 300 USD a year, those families would not be able to send their children to proceed a tertiary education without the CBP.

Donating a cow is a much more sustainable type of donation than a financial donation is. A cow is a onetime contribution of 300-500 USD. Every year, the earnings of the cow are equivalent to this onetime donation, so the donations value is increased with every year that the family can profit from the cow. During the years of study (a bachelor degree takes four years), the complete school fee of 1200 USD can be easily be paid.

Especially females are affected when the family can’t afford to pay the school fees, as they have to help working in the household instead. This is why the BHI focuses on supporting those females from a rural and vulnerable background, for example females from widow families.

In the moment about 30 students profit from the Cow Bank Project.


Life’s already changed by the Cow Bank Program.

Miss. Srey Pov’s Story

“No member of my family can access higher education. After my husband died, I tried to send my youngest daughter Srey Pov to school until she finished in 2012. My older daughter had to stop studying  when my husband died, because I need her to assist me to feed our family and I couldn’t send Srey Pov to study either. I was really happy, when I got to know about the Cow Bank Project that BHI offers that allows our family to earn money and to pay for Srey Povs studies. Without this project a vulnerable family as ours has no chance to send their children to attend higher education” Nhek Yann (63 years old), the mother of Srey Pov  (20 years old) tells after her family had received a cow from the CBP, donated by David Peiti and Judy  Peiti and with the help of the Australian Government. Miss Srey Pov is very grateful about the chance she received through the Australian donation: “I will study Rural Development. I will study really hard to use this chance that was given to me the best I can”, she said with a big smile of hope on her face.

Miss. Kong Dalish’s Story

Another story is the one of Miss Kong Dalish, coming from a farmers family, living in around 30 km distance from Kampong Chhnang City. She was the second of four sisters and her parents couldn’t afford to pay the study fee for either of their children. She was 19 years old, when her family got donated a cow by Doug, Maria, Joshua and George Greenhalgh from Australia. This donation enabled Miss Kong Dalish to study Rural Development at the Bright Hope Institute. With the skills that she achieves through her studies, she can later contribute to the development of her own community.

After the donation, her father, Kong Kimhac (42 years old) said happily: “I promised to take very good care of the cow, because this cow allows my daughter to attend higher education. I want to thank the Australians, who supported my family and I wish that God supports them with all the best.”




១- សេចក្តីផ្តើម

ក្នុងទស្សវត្សរ៍ចុងក្រោយនេះ វិស័យអប់រំឧត្តមសិក្សា នៅទូទាំង​ប្រទេស មានការរីកចំរើន គួរជាទី មោទនៈក្រៃលែង។ តម្រូវការអ្នកមានចំណេះដឹង អ្នកឯកទេស អ្នកមានជំនាញវិជ្ជាជីវៈ គឺនៅតែជាបញ្ហាធំ​របស់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ នៅទូទាំងប្រទេសមានពលរដ្ឋតែ​៤%ប៉ុណ្ណោះដែលបានបញ្ចប់ការសិក្សាកម្រឹត​ឧត្តម។តាមទូរលេខនេះបានបញ្ជាក់ថាមានយុវជនយុវនារី​ជាច្រើនដែលមិនបានបន្តការសិក្សា​កម្រឹតឧត្តម ដែលក្នុងនោះ ក៏មានយុវជន យុវនារីនៅជនបទដែលរៀនពូកែ តែមិនបានបន្តការសិក្សាកម្រឹតឧត្តមដោយ​សារតែ​គ្រួសារគេមិនមានលទ្ធភាពបង់ថ្លៃសិក្សា។​

បើករណីនេះនៅតែបន្តទៀត ជំហាននៃការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍សហគមន៍ជនបទ នឹងមិនអាចរីកចំរើនបាន​ឡើយដោយសារតែកង្វះធនធានមនុស្សនៅតាមសហគមន៍។

ដើម្បីរួមចំណែកដោះស្រាយបញ្ហានេះ វិទ្យាស្ថានប្រាយហូបបានសហការជាមួយ អង្គការ CO-OPERAID បង្កើតគម្រោងមួយដែលមានឈ្មោះថា គម្រោងផ្តល់ឥណទានដើម្បីការសិក្សា ដើម្បីស្វែងរក​មូលនិធិសម្រាប់សម្របសម្រួល ឲ្យយុវជន​និងយុវនារីជនបទ ដែលរៀនពូកែ មានលទ្ធភាពបន្តការ​សិក្សា​កម្រឹតឧត្តម និង​ត្រឡប់ទៅអភិវឌ្ឍសហគមន៍គេវិញនៅពេលបញ្ចប់ការសិក្សា។

២. គោលបំណង

គម្រោងផ្តល់ឥណទានដើម្បីការសិក្សាមានគោលបំណង ​៣​ ដូចខាងក្រោម ៖

២.១-បង្កើត និងផ្តល់ឱកាសសិក្សាដល់យុវជន យុវនារីសហគមន៍ជនបទដែលរៀនពូកែបានបន្តសិក្សា​​​នៅ កម្រិតឧត្តមសិក្សា។​

២.២-បង្កើតទំនាក់ទំនងជាមួយ​ស្ថា​ប័នពាក់ព័ន្ធ ដៃគូរអភិវឌ្ឍន៍ និងអង្គការនានាដើម្បីបង្កើនជំនាញ បទ​ពិសោធន៍ និងឱកាសការងារដល់និស្សិតដែលទទួលបានឥណទានដើម្បីការសិក្សា។

២.៣-សម្របសម្រួលបង្កើតអាជីវកម្មសហគមន៍ ដើម្បីគាំទ្រឲ្យនិស្សិតមកពីជនបទ បានទៅធ្វើការ និងអភិវឌ្ឍន៍សហគមន៍របស់គេ។

៣- លក្ខខណ្ឌសំខាន់


-ប្រឡងជាប់សញ្ញាបត្រមធ្យមសិក្សាទុតិយភូមិចាប់ពីឆ្នាំ​២០១៥ រហូតដល់បច្ចុប្បន្ន។

-ស្ថានភាពគ្រួសារ ក្រីក្រ ឬមធ្យមកម្រឹតទាបមិនមានលទ្ធភាពបង់ថ្លៃសិក្សាចូលរៀនថ្នាក់បរិញ្ញាបត្រ។

-មានឆន្ទៈសិក្សា និងធ្វើការក្រៅម៉ោង ឬពេញម៉ោង នៅក្នុងរយៈពេលសិក្សា ។

-ប្តេជ្ញាប្រគល់ប្រាក់កម្ចីសងជូនគម្រោងវិញតាមពេលវេលា និងលក្ខខណ្ឌកំណត់ក្នុងកិច្ចសន្យា។


-មាតា បិតា ឬអាណាព្យាបាលយល់ព្រម​ និងគាំទ្រដល់គម្រោងនិងជំរុញការសិក្សារបស់កូន។

៤- ជំហាននែការអនុវត្ត

-ផ្សព្វផ្សាយពីគោលការណ៍ ផ្តល់ឥណទានសិក្សាដល់សហគមន៍ និងសិស្សតាមវិទ្យាល័យ។

-បំពេញ ”ពាក្យសុំខ្ចីឥណទានសម្រាប់ការសិក្សា” សម្រាប់អ្នកមានចំណាប់អារម្មណ៍។

-ធ្វើការជ្រើសរើសដែលរួមទាំងការចុះវាយតម្លៃស្ថានភាព និងជីវភាពគ្រួសារសិស្សដល់លំនៅស្ថាន។

-បំពេញពាក្យសុំខ្ចី​ និងផែនការថវិកា និងចុះកិច្ចព្រមព្រៀងខ្ចី-សងសម្រាប់អ្នកត្រូវបានជ្រើសរើស។

-រៀបចំ សរសេរ ឯកសារនិស្សិត ផ្ញើរជូន  CO-OPERAID ដើម្បីសុំការយល់ព្រម និងផ្ញើជូន  Natalie

  និង Yvonne ដើម្បីស្វែងរកថវិកាគាំទ្រ។

-ការតាមដាន ជួយណែនាំ  ជួយរកការងារ ឲ្យធ្វើ​(ការងារហាត់ការ  ស្ម័គ្រចិត្ត ពាក់កណ្តាលម៉ោង)

-រៀបចំរបាយការណ៍ រីកចំរើន របាយការណ៍ប្រចាំឆ្នាំ ផ្ញើជូនម្ចាស់ជំនួយ និងអង្គការ CO- OPERAID

-ពេលរកការងារពេញម៉ោងបានធ្វើ សំរបសំរួលនិស្សិត ឲ្យសងកំចីតាមកាលកំណត់។

-បន្តប្រើថវិកាដែលទទួលបានពីសំណងកម្ចីយកទៅសងធនាគារ  ឬឲ្យនិស្សិតថ្មីទៀតខ្ចី។

​-នៅពេលមានថវិកាច្រើន គម្រោងអាចសហការជាមួយនិស្សិត បង្កើតអាជីវកម្មតាមសហគមន៍។

៥- ក្រុមគោលដៅ

-យុវជន យុវនារី ​ក្រីក្រ រៀនពូកែតែមិនមានលទ្ធភាពបង់ថ្លៃសិក្សា ថ្នាក់បរិញ្ញាបត្រ បរិញ្ញាបត្ររង។

-យុវជន យុវនារី​ ពិការ និងជាគ្រួសារដែលងាយរងគ្រោះ (ពិការ  ស្ត្រីមេម៉ាយ កុមារកំព្រា) ។

-យុវជន យុវនារី​ មកពីតំបន់ជនបទ និងមានការប្តេជ្ញាត្រឡប់ទៅភូមិស្រុកវិញពេលសិក្សាចប់។


-សហការជាមួយ ស្ថាប័នអភិវឌ្ឍន៍នានា ដើម្បី ស្វែងរកជំនួយ គាំទ្រការអនុវត្តគម្រោង។

-ទំនាក់ទំនងស្វែងរកឥណទានដែលមានការប្រាក់ទាប សំរាប់ផ្តល់កម្ចីដល់និស្សិតបានជ្រើសរើស។

-កំណត់ជ្រើសរើសនិស្សិតស្របតាមលក្ខណៈវិនិច្ឆ័យ និងរៀបចំកិច្ចសន្យាក្នុងការអនុវត្តគម្រោង។

-ផ្តល់ឥណទានសិក្សា​ដល់និស្សិតជាសមាជិក តាមកិច្ចសន្យា។

-សំរបសំរួល ជួយរកការងារធ្វើ​ (ទាំងការងារស្មគ្រចិត្ត ការងារពាក់កណ្តាលម៉ោង និងពេញម៉ោង)

-សំរបសំរួលបញ្ជូននិស្សិតជាសមាជិក គម្រោងទៅធ្វើកម្មសិក្សានៅបរទេស។

-គ្រប់គ្រងការខ្ចី-សង របស់និស្សិត និងជួយធានាថានិស្សិតដែលបានខ្ចីត្រូវតែសងប្រាក់មកវិញ។

-ធានាតម្លាភាព  ប្រសិទ្ធិភាព ការរីកចំរើន និងនិរន្តរភាពនៃគម្រោង។


 -គោរពតាមលក្ខន្តិកៈរបស់គម្រោង និងកិច្ចសន្យាក្នុងការទទួលឥណទាន។

 -ខិតខំរៀនសូត្រគ្រប់មុខវិជ្ជា  និងស្វែងរកការងារធ្វើតាមការជួយសំរបសំរួលរបស់គម្រោង។



 -ចូលរួមសកម្មភាពសង្គមនានា តាមការសំរបសំរួល និងរៀបចំដោយវិទ្យាស្ថានប្រាយហូប។


 -អាចសិក្សាទទួលបានសញ្ញាបត្រ បរិញ្ញាបត្រ  ទោះជាមិនមានលទ្ធភាពបង់ថ្លៃសិក្សាក៏ដោយ។

 -មានឱកាស ធ្វើជានិស្សិត ស្ម័គ្រចិត្តរបស់វិទ្យាស្ថានដើម្បីទទួលបានបទពិសោធន៍ការងារ។

-មានឱកាស ធ្វើការងារពាក់កណ្តាលម៉ោង របស់វិទ្យាស្ថានដើម្បីទទួលបានប្រាក់កំរៃមួយចំនួន។

-ទទួលបានប្រាក់កម្ចីដែលមានការប្រាក់ទាប និងមានលក្ខខណ្ឌងាយៗក្នុងការទទួលបានកម្ចី។

-មានឱកាសទទួលបានការងារធ្វើ ដែលអាចរកចំណូល បង់ថ្លៃសិក្សាបានចាប់ពីឆ្នាំទី២ទៅ។

​- ទទួលបានការគាំទ្រ ដើម្បីទៅធ្វើកម្មសិក្សា នៅប្រទេស អ៊ីស្រាអែល។



-ឥណទានដែលមានការប្រាក់ទាប ពីធនាគារ និងដៃគូអភិវឌ្ឍន៍នានា។

-ជំនួយពីដៃគូគម្រោង BHI / Talents Project (CO-OPERAID)

-ការរៃអង្គាសថវិកា របស់យុវជនស្ម័គ្រចិត្តពីប្រទេសអាល្លឺម៉ង់។


១០-​ការខ្ចី និងការប្រើប្រាស់

-និស្សិតអាចខ្ចីលុយមិនលើសពី $50០ ក្នុង១ឆ្នាំ ($300 សំរាប់ថ្លៃសិក្សា និង $2០0 សម្រាប់ចំណាយចាំបាច់​

 ក្នុងការសិក្សាដែលផ្តល់ឲ្យ $50 ក្នុងរយៈពេល​៣​ខែម្តង(បើមិនចាំបាច់គឺមិនឲ្យខ្ចីទេ)។

-កំចីបង់ថ្លៃសិក្សា ($300 ក្នុង​១ឆ្នាំ) ត្រូវទូទាត់ តាមឯកសារ ដោយមិនប្រើសាច់ប្រាក់ឡើយ។

-និស្សិតត្រូវធ្វើសំណើសុំខ្ចី ដោយមានបញ្ជាក់ពីផែនការចំណាយ និងចំនួនថវិកាត្រូវការ។

-អាត្រាការប្រាក់ គឺ ០.៥% ក្នុង ១ខែ គឺ ប្រមាន៣០$ ក្នុង១ឆ្នាំ ក្នុងការខ្ចីប្រាក់ដើម ៥០០$ ។

-ចំនួនប្រាក់កម្ចីនឹងបន្ថយជាបណ្តើរៗនៅពេលនិស្សិតរកការងារបានធ្វើ និងមានប្រាក់ចំណូល។



-និស្សិតត្រូវសងយ៉ាងតិច ២៥%នៃប្រាក់ខែ  ឬតាមលទ្ធភាពដែលអាចទៅរួច។

-នៅពេលសងប្រាក់កំចីរួច ទើបនិស្សិតអាចអាចដកយកសញ្ញាបត្របាន។

-ក្នុងករណីដែលមានលទ្ធភាពសង និស្សិត អាចសងប្រាក់ទាំងអស់តែម្តងបាន។

-ក្នុងករណីដែលនិស្សិតគេចវេស មិនចង់សងកម្ចី មាតាបិតា ត្រូវទទួលខុសត្រូវសងជំនួស។

១២-ការកែប្រែ និងប្រសិទ្ធិភាពនៃគោលការណ៍

-បទបញ្ជាផ្ទៃក្នុង គោលការណ៍ និងបទដ្ឋាននានា ត្រូវតែស្របតាមគោលការណ៍នេះ។

-ការកែប្រែគោលការណ៍អាចធ្វើដោយ មានការយល់ព្រមដោយសម្លេង ២/៣ នៃកណៈកម្ម​គម្រោង។


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