The Pathway International has successfully completed The Lialoha Pathway Elementary School that serves 14 villages near Kampong Chhnang Province. The school welcomes over 100 children as its first Kindergarten enrollees. It is the first and only school in the area.
Pathway International has a long-term plan to support these children through their progression. Our next step is to build
a retreat center for volunteers, teachers, doctors and visitors over the next several years. We will then develop a middle school and high school for our current kindergarteners, allowing them to continue their education.
Our mission is not a one-time event, it is a lifetime commitment. We will support these children continuously so that they develop their own sense of hope, strength, and tools to become the leaders of their community. With great effort, In Song Kim and his wife got official approval from the Cambodian government deeming Lialoha Pathway Elementary School as a certified educational institution set up by foreigners in Cambodia.
WHY IT STARTED...
Troy Lee and his family witnessed the unimaginable hardships children endured day to day in the raw outskirts of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. They saw that many children were orphaned and suffering from malnutrition, living with no running water, no sewer system, no waste disposal system, no schooling, no medical care, no sanitation, and no one to help them. Children were being sold as young wives and laborers, adding to a cycle of life that granted them no future.
Lia, Troy’s daughter, 10 years old at that time, was impacted profoundly after seeing such reality and wished that the children had a school to attend in this area. This sparked an idea that would fuel The Pathway International's pledge to serve those in need.
In 2014, Troy and his family with a heart of compassion and conviction, funded a purchase of a plot of land with their own money to serve as a location to build a school. When they returned to Hawaii, they shared the stories of Cambodia with their friends including Timothy Yi, developer, youth pastor, and President of Samkoo Pacific LLC. This ignited a gathering of hearts and efforts to help the children in Cambodia. The families of Timothy, Troy, Andrew Yi, Kenny Kim, and In Song Kim visited Cambodia whenever they could and started putting their personal savings together to make the vision of a school a reality. The word spread among friends, the church community, and others who got involved by providing their time and funding, 100% on a volunteer basis.
Fast forward to April 2017.
Founding member In Song Kim and his wife, Yeoung Sook Lee, have been living full-time in Kampong Chhnang with the forgotten children of Cambodia, dedicating their service to the children for past 8 years. Together, they live with the children, loving them like their own, protecting them, educating them, and equipping them to become the future leaders of Cambodia. In Song and his wife expects nothing in return, only an undying dedication to the success of these children. Their sacrifice and long-term commitment is the essence of The Pathway International.
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Thanks to our sponsors, children who were unable to afford an education can now get the education they deserve.
Every sponsorship gives a child in Cambodia a scholarship to free education for a year.
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