Smiles Around the World - Education that Makes a Difference

Project Stories Jun 19, 2018

Meet Sayon - Child's Dream

Child’s Dream beneficiary Sayon grew up in a large family with nine siblings in rural Cambodia. Her father is a farmer and her family doesn’t have the capacity to send all their children to school, not to mention higher education.

Sayon’s family faces the same challenge so many families in Cambodia face; a choice they have to make between feeding their children today or sending them to school with an empty stomach in order for them to have a greater future…

So many of Sayon’s friends have dropped out of school already.

But Sayon has a dream — to become a police woman.

When you ask her why she wants to become a policewoman, Sayon explains how she wants to be a part of a peaceful community.

I want to bring peace to the country

Education is a stepping stone for her to do what she wants to do, and to become who she wants to become.

Luckily, she was able to obtain scholarship support from a B1G1 Worthy Cause Partner, Child’s Dream.

They do great work to help improve school facilities by adding great playgrounds to primary schools. They sponsor many aspiring high school students from underprivileged families so that they can continue their education to make their dreams come true. And, of course, they provide special tuition programs to help the students like Sayon pass university entry exams.

There are many “Sayons”. Just imagine how many lives they can influence and empower as they become the leaders of tomorrow.


Bhawana was a student receiving educational support from World Youth International (WYI) until the tenth grade.

WYI provides education for over 500 children in Nepal, as well as a home for around 60 youths after the wake of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.

They even help their students like Bhawana find jobs, homes and continuing education after they graduate from WYI.

Bhawana now teaches dance and music back at WYI, while pursuing her college education.

Give a bright future for more students in Nepal like Bhawana.

Support WYI and other great causes through B1G1.


Huy is blind.

Thanks to support received from the Australian Charity for Children in Vietnam (ACCV), Huy is now able to read, speak to foreigners in English, and even works in a sustainable job as a blind masseur.

In fact, ACCV has done so well that their beneficiaries are now sustainable and they no longer require public funding (hooray)!

Support other great causes like ACCV to help people like Huy on B1G1.

Masami Sato

Masami is the founder and CEO of B1G1 and is the guiding light behind almost every project in B1G1! She is one of the most humble and inspiring people you’ll ever meet.

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