Empowering Education: Discova assists New Scholarship Scheme in Siem Reap with long-term partner

December 12, 2023

In a momentous move, one of our long-outstanding clients, a renowned tour operator, has unveiled a Cambodia Scholarship Fund in Siem Reap—a groundbreaking initiative aimed at uplifting underprivileged students in local communities. This marks the first major charitable endeavour since the pandemic, reflecting a deep commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those facing educational challenges. 

This scholarship fund is set to benefit up to 30 children living in Siem Reap, providing ongoing funding and support to empower them through education. The founder and owner of our client, who remains dedicated to fostering positive change, expressed a heartfelt connection to the cause: “Education is very close to my heart, a factor that has always and will always continue to guide and steer me in my lifelong journey to better myself, both professionally and personally,” according to the owner and founder of this reputable and well-established tour company.  

Recognizing the obstacles faced by many children in accessing education, our client acknowledges the disparities and challenges that hinder their academic progress. The goal of the scholarship program is to bridge this gap and contribute to the betterment of these children’s lives. The founder emphasized the significance of their commitment, stating, “Our commitment to the children in Siem Reap is a lifelong commitment, and we hope that over time, we’ll be able to develop the program and help more children through education.”  

In collaboration with a local ground operator, this educational initiative was introduced during the client’s anniversary sailing tour of the Mekong River aboard the cruise ship, Victoria Mekong. The exclusive 17-night tour of Cambodia and Vietnam, including a three-night cruise, provided guests with a unique opportunity to witness the impact of the scholarship firsthand. Notably, the cruise was personally hosted by our client’s founder, adding a personal touch to this significant milestone. 

By launching this educational funding scheme, our client seeks to open doors for students, enabling them to pursue education and, in turn, paving the way for a brighter future. The impact is anticipated to extend beyond individual students, positively influencing the well-being and prospects of the entire community.

Education is a powerful catalyst for change, and our client’s commitment to this cause exemplifies their dedication to making a lasting difference. As the scholarship program takes root in Siem Reap, it embodies the spirit of empowerment, providing not just financial support but also a pathway to a more promising future for these underprivileged students. 

This project stands as a testament to our client’s ethos, reflecting their values and the positive impact they aim to create in the communities they touch. As the program unfolds, it is expected to become a beacon of hope, illuminating the path toward education for those who need it the most. In the words of our client’s founder, “If we can do anything to help and enrich even just a small fraction of these children’s lives through the scholarship program, then we will have made some progress.”  

Indeed, progress is on the horizon as Discova, too, embraces the transformative power of education in Siem Reap. 

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