MERCY Youth: Focus on Robert
LWB has provided higher education support for orphaned and impoverished students in China since 2004. When we expanded our work into Cambodia, we knew that higher education support was a program we wanted to replicate. The high dropout rates in this part of Cambodia are primarily due to economic issues. Often, students face intense pressure from parents for their child to drop out of school to earn money for the family. In addition, many rural families can’t afford the school-related expenses such as uniforms, books, and teacher fees, so their children simply can’t attend. LWB is making a real difference in this western region by providing school tuition, tutoring, and mentorship to high school students.