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Welcome to Beehive School

Learn more about Vireak and the school’s journey

Beehive School is a not-for-profit social enterprise, based in Battambang, Cambodia. It was founded by Vireak Kong, a local Cambodian school teacher and Tamara Askew, a British marketing professional in 2016. Beehive School offers free language education to local in children aged 7-14 in Battambang, Cambodia. The children learn English, French and German, to equip them with the important life skills to help get them out of poverty.

We stop the cycle of poverty.

We give children inBattambang the tools to gain employment and financial stability.

The social enterprise

Language Skills

We teach children Cambodian, their local language, alongside English, French and German. The curriculum consists of KS1 basic reading, writing and verbal skills spanning the four languages.

Confidence Building

We give children a new world view. Instead of feeling lost, without opportunity, destined to beg or steal to sustain a living, Beehive School gives children and the wider community a boost of confidence, that they may be able to do more.

Cultural Exchange

We work with volunteers, social enterprises and foreign teachers so they can come to the school and share their knowledge. Either by teaching classes, or teaching the children new skills spanning recycling plastic bags into usable blocks, or gymnastic circus skills.

What volunteers say

An amazing project for the children and people of this wonderful community! I feel honoured to have had the chance to meet them and share some laughs, good energy but specially knowledge.

― Claudia, volunteer

What a pleasure to see these young people learn with joy and motivation.

― Beatrice, volunteer

Je suis fier d’avoir eu l’opportunité de servir Beehive school. Comme le disait Frank Buchman, fondateur d’Initiatives et Changement,” Un simple geste positive peut changer le monde. Merci Beehive School de m’avoir offert cette opportunité.

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I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve beehive school. Like, Frank Buchman, founder of initiatives and change said, “a simple positive gesture can change the world.” Thank you for giving me this opportunity!

― Kundabandi, volunteer

Making a difference to children’s lives everyday.

Our Success

80+

Since we opened in 2016 we’ve changed the lives of over 80 students.

100%

Students are 100% more likely to be accepted for jobs in the tourism and hospitality sector, than if they didn’t attend Beehive School.

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Year on year we have grown, and continued the enterprise for 4 consecutive years.

Want to get involved?

We are always looking for volunteers and small donations.

If you would like to volunteer, please connect with us on Facebook or the contact details below. To donate, click the donate button and head over to our Just Giving page.

About Us

We are Beehive School, a social enterprise run and founded by Vireak Kong, providing children of Battambang a free language education.

We provide children skills to prevent the cycle of poverty.

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