Who We Are
TASSEL (“Teaching And Sharing Skills to Enrich Lives”) is a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2012. Initially TASSEL's sole activity was having U.S.-based, trained volunteers provide free English classes over video conferencing to the poor in rural Cambodia. But it has quickly evolved to include actively encouraging, recruiting, training and funding high potential Cambodian adults to become teachers as well as providing food aid, medical care access and other sustainability services to the poorest families who have limited capabilities to earn income.
In just five years, TASSEL has grown from six U.S. volunteers, two local teachers, and twenty local children to 800 volunteers, 27 local teachers, and 2200 local children (as of January, 2018.) Volunteers are located in the U.S., U.K., Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, and Israel. The Cambodian teachers and children are in 5 rural villages in Battambang and Kampong Cham provinces.