Our Mission

Education Centre for the Community (ECC ) is a free school for children aged 4 to 17 years old, located in Po village, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Established in 2014 by Savuth and Savon, ECC is driven by the belief that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Our mission is to provide free education to children in one of the poorest areas of Cambodia.

ECC is a 100% volunteer run project without any government or outside funding. Led by an experienced team, ECC offers before and after school lessons, as well as volunteers who support local elementary schools.


Our focus is on providing quality education to children who would otherwise not have access to it. We believe that by investing in their education, we can help these children build a brighter future for themselves and their communities. At ECC, we understand the transformative power of education.

Through our formal and empathetic approach, ECC actively engages in fundraising and seeks sponsorship opportunities to sustain our operations and expand our impact. We are proud of our achievements in creating a supportive learning environment that nurtures the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of our students.

"Join us in our mission to provide free education to children in need. Together, we can make a difference and empower these young minds for a better tomorrow. "

Savuth ECC Director

Savuth Em

Executive Director

Savuth is the husband of Savon and is the executive director and co-founder along with his wife of the N.G.O Education Centre For Community which first opened it's doors in 2014. A skilled engineer who can design and build whatever is needed.

Savon ECC Director of Communications

Savon Pouk

Director of Communications

Savon is the wife of Savuth and the Director of communications but is mostly known for being the head of the home at ECC and is everyone's MAMA! When she is not at the helm of the household you will find her at the meetings with other N.G.O's.

Channa ECC Team

Channa VON

Chief Of Administration

Channa is a perfect example of why gaining a good knowledge of other languages can help further development. The daughter of Savuth and Savon, Channa was a student at ECC and is now attending University in Sisaket, Thailand.

Anthony ECC Team

Anthony Jackson


Anthony is one of the founding members and has been helping ECC since opening bringing a wealth of knowledge from setting up various social projects in Cambodia, Thailand and Bali in schools, hospitals and farms.

Karen ECC Team Member

Karen Austin

Assistant Head

A retired deputy head of a school in the UK, Karen has been able to help us improve on the current curriculum and implement a structure throughout the schools to help the children and the volunteer teachers.

Mick ECC Team Member

Michael Austin

Builder, Carpenter, Caretaker

Mick is the perfect handy man/caretaker that can turn his hand to most jobs with a passion for building and creating ideas.