About us

About Elma School For Cambodia Children

Elma for Cambodia Children Organization was set up in 2006 by British founder, Jacquie Lawrence and Mr. Vey Law during their visit to Cambodia. Elma school was built in 2006 as a dedication to Mrs. Jacquie’s mother. The school is located in the rural Sambour Village, 7 kilometers from Siem Reap. Elma school replaced a new Director in 2014 Mr. Sann Sieng as a Managing Director up to now.

Elma for Cambodia Children Organization is an NGO that currently teaches 430 students from the local community. We provide free English education, school supplies, Computer class, Sewing class, 4 clubs (Dance, music , soccer and Art), orphans sponsoring to children from the eight villages in the surrounding area 1242 families not include new families . Within this area, around 450 families who were relocated by the Government.

Welcome to Elma School, WE are warmest welcome everyone to see children and help community.


Jacquie Lawrence is the founder and Trustee Chair of the ELMA Trust. Jacquie has a long career in social documentary production – and now devotes her time to the fundraising and management of the ELMA Trust projects.

Jacquie visits Cambodia on a regular basis to spend time with the children and to ensure continuity of communication between the project directors, Trustees and sponsors.

What We Think for children

We offer our curriculum guides that are fully aligned with our educational values.
Furthermore, all children must be given equal opportunity and not to be discriminated against the class, race, color, gender, religion or disability and get free study supply from school.


is to provide free Education to poor children in rural area and restore hope and build dignity for life.


 is to provide free English class, raise education in rural, skills to make children get better future.

Open dates

Elma School Cambodia is open weekdays, and closed weekends and Cambodian Public Holidays.

2020 Public Holidays

DateHolidayIn Lieu
1st JanInternational New Year Day 
7th JanVictory Over Genocide Regime Day 
8th MarchInternational Women’s Day9th Mar
6th – 19th AprilSchool Closed 
13th – 16th AprilKhmer New Year 
1st MayInternational Labour Day 
6th MayVisak Bochea Day3rd May
10th MayPloughing Ploughing Ceremony11th May
14th MayKing Norodom Sihamoi’s Birthday 
18th JuneQueen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk’s Birthday 
12th Sept – 4th OctSchool Closed 
16th Sept – 18th SeptPchum Ben Day 
24th SeptConstitutional Day 
15th OctCommemoration Day of King’s father Norodom Sihanouk 
29th OctKing Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation Day 
Oct 30th – Nov 1stWater Festival2nd Nov
9th NovNational Independence Day