Sok Prin and Edward Roohan cofounded Bridge of Life School in 2009. Edward visited Cambodia through a university volunteer program and met Sok who was employed at the hotel and non-profit where the group stayed.  During this time Sok mentioned his desire to start an English school and non-profit to help residents of his hometown. After a lot of discussion and planning a $250 donation was made to start the school. Land was donated, an old wood building was renovated, and books and materials were purchased for the eighty initial students.

The school was inadequate so fundraising began and in the winter a new school was built to provide a larger learning space. The non-profit also expanded its services to meet other community needs.  It purchased its own land adjacent to the school.  Later that spring a sewing course was designed and a building was constructed to house the program.  

In 2011 we expanded into Kampong Thom province, opening a school under the direction of Chea Ing. Like Sok, he had expressed an interest in working on development issues in his hometown. We partnered with the pagoda and began offering English classes there and later built our own school.  

In 2012 we added programming in the Kampong Kleang, a floating village community about 55km from Siem Reap city.  We operate a kindergarden in the morning for students at the pre-primary level.  After they complete their studies they are able to enroll in the primary school.  During the rainy season we also provide free transportation for students whose familes do not have a boat or are busy fishing. Later that year we also began working at Tram Neak pagoda in Siem Reap city.  We currently offer English and computer classes for monks and students in the neighborhood. 

Office: Vihea Chen Village,
Sangkat Svay Dangkum Siem Reap
Province, Cambodia.
Tel: +855 88 628 3692 (CAM)
           +1 626 825 4445 (USA)
Email: info@bridgeoflifeschool.org
Website: www.bridgeoflifeschool.org
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