Khmer Association for Development

Khmer Association for Development (KAD) is a Cambodian non-government, not-for-profit organization that works at grass root level on effective community development for disadvantaged people.

KAD aims to provide technical and human resource development, to rescue the vulnerable people and promote human rights and democracy.

What do they do?

Health care

Since its inception, KAD has set up a Mobile Dental and Medical Clinic for disadvantaged people in Cambodia and conducted various health related activities including provision of oral health care and of nutritious food to rural poor communities, prisoners, orphans and street children in and around Phnom Penh.


KAD provides children between 4-17 years of age with education: Kindergarten, primary curriculum, and out-of-school additional classes teaching English, computer literacy and basic health care and education.

Vocational Training

KAD has implemented vocational training projects with the purpose of creating employment, self-employment and family support income that improves their living standard. Since 1999 several training courses have been opened with several thousand girls and women receiving training.


In 2011 KAD initiated the Khmer Community Newspaper project in order to provide better information on socio-economic issues, developments, human rights and democracy to people living in remote areas and to the country leaders through weekly publications and distribution of newspapers in 17 provinces through Cambodia.

Community Development through Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture

KAD supports The Dok Por Community Development projects in Dok Por Village, aiming to improve community livelihoods by providing short-term training courses on agricultural techniques, self-help groups and community food security initiatives.

How can you help?

Your donation directly benefits their needs:

  • US$ 100        School uniforms for 10 children
  • US$ 290        1 camera set to take pictures and videos of the activities
  • US$ 400        10 bicycles
  • US$ 400        200 early English reading books for 50 students
  • US$ 530         More advanced English books for 20 students
  • US$ 1 200     1 tuk tuk to be used by the center
  • US$ 1 450     10 sewing machines and sewing materials for skill training classes
  • US$ 2 150     10 new desktop computer sets to use for computer skill training

EXO Foundation support

This organisation is entirely run and developed by Cambodian people who are highly dedicated to making a difference by supporting the most disadvantaged. Although their core work is to provide extra curriculum courses to children, they’ve realised over the years that a more holistic approach was necessary and spread their activities to other areas. They run an education center and as such are always struggling to make ends meet. Your support can make a real difference.

The EXO Foundation donated to build a concrete water tank at the Community Vulnerable Children Development Center in Kampong Speu province to store rain water for regular use and consumption.

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  1. Meas Chandeth Reply
    On February 18, 2013, Khmer Association for Development (KAD) received a donation of USD4,000 through bank transfer from EXO Foundation in accordance with the agreement between both parties (KAD and EXO Foundation) signed on February 18, 2013 at Exo Foundation’s office, Phnom Penh. The Exo Foundation’s donation was used to construct the concrete water tank to catch the rain water in KAD’s Community Vulnerable Children Development Center located in Trakiet village, Trapaing Kong commune, Samraong Tong district, Kampong Speu province. The construction was completed at the end of May 2013. This water tank size is 4m wide x 6m long x 3m high and it can store water of about 70 cubic meters. It would be expected to be used enough for entire dry season. The water from this tank is being used by 660 children who get access to learning opportunity at KAD’s children development center there. In the project area, the community people as well as the children face a big problem of unclean water from the pond, the canal and the water well. The very clean rain water helps improve the children’s health and stop them from contracting water-born diseases. On this occasion, KAD would like to thank EXO Foundation for its valuable donation and to appeal to the foundation for support to other projects. KAD would maintain this concrete water tank in continuously good condition.

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