Global Children’s founder, Laura Tancredi, first visited Cambodia in 1990 as a high school student. After becoming exposed to the Cambodian culture in Phnom Penh, she immediately fell in love and grew an attachment with the children living in Cambodia’s Nutrition Center Orphanage.
Despite the immense poverty and other challenges, the children at the orphanage remained positive, motivated, and hopeful – as if nothing stood in their way. This resiliency inspired Laura to keep returning to Cambodia, where she photographed the children’s inspiring life stories and offered her helping hand.
Global Children soon became alive in her heart and mind. In 2000, Laura founded Global Children to improve the welfare of orphaned young adults through education, and the opportunity to both cultivate their knowledge and skills, and share their loving spirit with Cambodia’s future generations.
Over the last 12 years, Global Children has acquired an 86% graduation rate with the 24 young adults who have entered our program. Within the last 4-5 years, 100% of our students have graduated. Global Children continues to provide an intellectual and motivating environment, allowing our students to become productive professionals and self-sufficient citizens.
Today, Global Children has three Cambodian staff running the programs in Cambodia. Their incredible passion in assisting Khmer children is inspiring, as well as, their dedication to ensure our programs are culturally appropriate.
Without the support of our donors and volunteers, the work we do would not be possible. Thank you for your priceless participation and contributions, which help provide precious opportunities for the children in our program.
Global Children is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in September 2000.
About Our Symbol.
As a non-profit organization helping Cambodian children through education, Global Children’s symbol is the lotus flower, which represents cognitive thinking and learning.