The ‘Umbrella’ represents inclusion and non-discrimination on the basis of race, religion and colour, the lotus on the umbrella fringe symbolizes the patience in carrying out work for the benefit of the community.
The colour ‘Green’ represents our desire to see sustainable development through education, a respect for the environment, gratitude for the world we live in and promoting a greener future for all. ‘Pink’ is the symbol of honesty and transparency of Green Umbrella. The ‘Wheels’ symbolize the adherence to neutrality, non-discrimination on the basis of political tendency and not serving the benefit of any political party.
Green Umbrella was founded and commenced operation in 2008, at Putsor Commune, Bati District of Takeo Province, in order to provide a quality education for children who live within the countryside. It was officially founded on 20 December 2012, and was registered as a Local Non-Governmental Organization (LNGO) at Ministry of Interior, of Kingdom of Cambodia. Certificate number (1796ស.ជ.ណ) was granted to Green Umbrella to operate its projects.
Karuna Kumar School
Karuna Kumar means compassionate to the kids. Karuna means compassion and Kumar means kids.
Karuna Kumar School (KKS) is the Green Umbrella’s Primary School which provides education to poor children from kindergarten to primary school. The school operates from 7.00am to 4.00pm, Mondays to Fridays.
Once a year, in September and October, Green Umbrella carefully selects one child from different poor families to attend a Kindergarten. The selection criteria include poverty level of the family, intelligence as well as health of the child.
Green Umbrella’s English School
Green Umbrella’s English School has 250 students from primary, secondary and high school who are regularly attending English part-time classes in the evening (5:15-6:15) from Monday to Friday.
Karuna Kumar School Infrastructure
In 2018, our building facilities have already reached the limits. Currently, one of the classes has to share a room with our management team in the office and sometimes the students used the pavilion in the school garden.
Green Umbrella sees the potential of youths. They are key motivators to develop their community today and in the future. However, these youths do not have enough skills to work for their community, so GU provides leadership skills training, and hands-on activities to them.