ACE (Act, Change, Educate) | Current Campaign: $7 per week

Help us reach our goal of 100 new Happy School donors!

Saving a child from poverty and saving on tax doesn’t get any more ACE.

Tax time is upon us and what better way to increase your deductions than to donate to The Happy School? With our DGR status you can deduct all your financial contributions to us, and ensure that your change goes toward making true change. You can make a once-off donation or contribute to our ongoing “$1 a day” campaign.

In Cambodia the chance of an education is a chance for survival.

The Happy School was started in 2003 by a group of Australian volunteers who wanted to create a safe environment for Cambodian children to learn, play and grow. ACE and our community partners in Cambodia have a shared vision – ‘To provide free education for any child who can’t afford to go to school.’ Today the Happy School educates over 120 children a year from impoverished backgrounds, from kindergarten to grade 6, with pathways into high school. We also provide vocational training and supported placement into a paid hospitality program with our industry partner the Intercontinental Hotel Phnom Penh.
The Happy School is locally governed and employs Cambodian teachers and staff. It operates wholly through the donations of individuals, the power of good will and the support of local and international volunteers.

  1. Free education and study materials at the Happy School for one child
  2. Daily breakfast plus a quarterly rice allowance for students families
  3. Supported pathways to state school
  4. Vocational training opportunities
  1. A welcome pack
  2. Quarterly Happy School updates
  3. Invitations to ACE events
  4. The satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference
To become a regular donor, or make a one-off donation, simply click on the Ezidebit button below to complete the form. Alternatively, you can make a donation directly to the ACE Bank Account using the following details:

Account Name: Australians for Cambodian Education
Bank: ANZ
BSB: 013400
ACCOUNT: 4996 23628

Donations are Tax Deductible:
ACE is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) with the Australian Tax Office.


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