The Elma Trust provides education for over 400 children in Siem Reap

The Elma Trust

The Elma Trust

The Elma Trust was founded in 2006 – we are a non-profit organisation that raises money for two Elma projects in Cambodia: Elma School, Siem Reap and Elma/CRC Orphanage & School, Phnom Penh.  Both projects are funded by the Elma Trust.

The ELMA School was set up in 2006 with an aim to provide free education, mainly English language and Khmer history to impoverished children living in the nearby district.

The ELMA School currently accommodates nearly 400 children between the ages of 4 and 18 and employs seven teachers, one part-time librarian and two classroom assistants.

It is funded and managed by the ELMA TRUST, a registered charity (Reg: 1142456) and an independent non-profit organisation based in the UK.  It was created in memory of founder Jacquie Lawrence’s mother, ELMA, and initiated when Jacqueline met local community worker Lav Vey during a trip to Cambodia.



Elma and Jacquie Lawrence

Founder, Jacquie Lawrence with her mother ELMA, in whose memory the ELMA Trust was set up. 

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Elma School

Find our more about the Elma Orphanage

Elma Orphanage

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100% of the donations received go towards providing schooling and education for the children in Siem Reap.


 Meet the Trustees

Jacqueline Lawrence

Jacqueline Lawrence

The Elma Trust Founder and Chair

Jacqueline founded the ELMA Trust in loving memory of her mother, Elma.


Sheree O'Donnell

Sheree O'Donnell

Trustee and Fund Raiser

Sheree has spent a great deal of time with the children at both the orphanage and the school. Sheree regularly fundraises to support the Elma Trust.

Gill Dennett

Gill Dennett

Fund Raiser

Gill has spent time working with the children at the Elma school, and plans to return for an extended trip later this year where she also looks forward to meeting with the children at the Orphanage.