Since 2011, we have been establishing study centers in Cambodia.  We started with one teacher and a few students.  We have grown to over 500 students in 10 study centers throughout 7 villages with the help of 23 Khmer teachers.

BrightStart Learning, Inc. is an approved 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides educational opportunities and assistance for children in the province of Battambang, Cambodia and the capital city of Phnom Penh. Our goal is to assist these children reach their full potential; many of them are more than 3 years behind in their education.  Without help, they risk perpetuating the cycle of poverty and despair in Cambodia.  We are there to make a difference.


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BrightStart's programs focus on providing disadvantaged children and young adults with educational opportunities through remedial education, tutoring, and scholarships for private schooling. Our most basic educational objectives are to keep students from dropping out of school, improve their academic performance and enjoy learning.  We cast a broad net of diverse and unique educational programs enabling BrightStart to enter the lives of students, including our Khmer and English-speaking study centers, Sunday schools, sports and music ministries, computer training, girls' scholarship home and basic health and hygiene.  All BrightStart classes are free.