KNGO was founded in 2007 by Mr Sun Saveth and four other university students who were concerned about the lack of educational opportunities available to Cambodian impoverished children and youths. KNGO was registered as an official organization with the Cambodian Ministry of Interior in January 29, 2008.
Prior to the establishment of KNGO Cambodia, 55% of these children had never attended an English class due to financial difficulties. Poverty and a lack of education were identified as core issues and it was evident that they needed some skills such as basic computer skills and English, together with sound Khmer literacy and mathematical skills, to equip them to gain employment in the future.
The Education Program commenced with one class and thirty students who studied English. Khmer literacy and mathematics classes commenced in 2013.
The school now has an enrolment of approx. 450 students ranging in age from 5 to 18 yrs of age. Cambodian teachers have been trained, and continue to receive training, with the support of KNGO Australia.
Tuition is provided free of charge to all children and the school is well regarded in the local community.