​​Steps Together

​We are a small Nonprofit Organization with a mission to provide underprivileged communities with the necessary materials in order for all people to receive an education they deserve. By doing this we hope to provide a stepping stone for these people to help them build self confidence to live a self-sustaining life.

School Supplies Donation

Kouk Pnov Village

The last project of the year was one that was very close to our hearts. Adam, our tuk tuk driver helped us so much with our other projects, we decided it was time to return the favor. Adam's wife is a teacher at the primary school right in their village, Kouk Pnov, which also doesn't receive much funding. We had 300 dollars left in the GoFundMe campaign, so we decided to provide them wth school supplies and water filters. We purchased notebooks, pencils, sharpeners, chalk, English vocabulary posters, sports equipment and three water filters from the local market.

 When arriving at this small school, the students were much more shy and unsure of seeing us. Due to the fact that the school is located about 25 kilometers outside of the city, they aren't really exposed to foreigners. Once again we were able to hand deliver all of the supplies to each student. Though they didn't react the same way we had experienced in the past, we knew they were gracious. The leader of the school confirmed what we were doing had a positive impact on them, by showing so much gratitude towards us the few hours we were there. We were incredibly happy that we were able to provide the essentials to this school, not only because they are all deserving, and the fact that it was Adam's village, but we felt good to show them that people outside of Siem Reap care for them. We wanted them to know that they aren't just a lost cause, small village, they are important, and deserve just as much attention as anyone does.

Part of our mission here is to not only provide materials for educational growth, but to shed some light on villages like this one to people around the world. It's important for others to see how people live; for a multitude of reasons. It gives you a different perspective on your own life, helps you understand others more, and makes you rethink all of the things you take for granted every single day. We have high hopes that us coming in with educational materials will promote the idea that education is important, and will leave the lasting impression that education should be a top priority. Right now, most of the students in these small villages stop going to school after grade 5 because they need to help their families work. Adam told us that most of these parents don't urge their children to go to school because they to, left school early. We need to make education a top priority, one step at a time.

Thank you, Adam!