World Book Day 2019

Books are essential to a child’s education and growth. Join us this World Book Day to fundraise enough books to reach the top of the Independence Monument.

With your contribution, together we can achieve significant and sustainable change in the lives of our nations vulnerable children and build an even brighter future for Cambodia.


Smiling children sitting in a library with books in front of them

Like you, World Vision Cambodia believes in the power education has to change lives and build a strong nation. And with your help, we can provide a brighter future for Cambodia’s children, one book at a time.

Together, we want to fill school libraries across Cambodia with the reading materials needed to provide children with a quality education. When filled with books, libraries encourage school attendance and enable thousands of Cambodian children to experience the joy of reading.

We’re attempting to raise enough funds to purchase 12,333 books, which when staked in a pile will be 37 meters high; the same height as the Independence monument in Phnom Penh.

At the end of the campaign, these books will be distributed to World Vision Cambodia’s Education programs throughout the nation.

The impact of your donation

$2 $5 $8 $15 $25
Donate a book Donate 2 books Donate ‘First Stories Series’ Donate a school set Donate a shelf of books
One book can help 283 students access quality reading material to enhance their literacy skills. Two colourful thematic books help children understand new topics such as animals with big beautiful pictures and short descriptions. 4 books that educate children to accept those who are differently abled, and assist them gain access to quality, inclusive, education. A textbook for each primary school grade provides access to educational resources which demonstrate essential literacy and thematic skills. A shelf of new reading materials can be accessed by an entire school to support student’s education.

Ways to donate

There are many ways to donate to help children learn and grow.

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World Vision International World Vision International Donations outside of Cambodia
can be made via GoFundMe
Account number: 00748654 (KHR) Account number: 120099 (KHR) in AUD
Account number: 00748653 (USD) Account number: 120055 (USD)  Click to learn more
Donate Donate from your bank account Donate



When you raise $100 and donate it to World Vision’s World Book Day in a single transaction, you will receive a limited edition World Vision World Book Day 2019 t-shirt. Don’t forget to email us at to confirm your entry. More prizes will be announced over the duration of the campaign. See our Terms and Conditions below for more information.

World Book Day 2019 t-shirt


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 Resources can help support your fundraising efforts in your community.

Please email for a copy of the World Book Day resources.



Two boys laughing with a book standing in front of an ox cart

Terms and Conditions

1. Introduction and acceptance of terms

    1. Your participation in the World Vision Cambodia World Book Day (Event) is governed by these Terms and Conditions (Terms).
    2. World Vision Cambodia is a World Vision International affiliated-entity and by participating in this Event you are also agreeing and accepting their Terms and Conditions.
    3. Your participation in the Event constitutes your agreement with, and acceptance of, these Terms and if you do not accept these Terms you may not participate in the event.
    4. By participating in this event, you agree that World Vision Cambodia, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications. Any modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the website. You should periodically review these Terms and applicable policies to understand the Terms that apply to your participation in the Event.

2. Website and social media pages

    1. The Site and all content on the Site are intended for your personal, non-commercial use. All materials published on the Site, including the World Vision logo, and all designs, text, graphics, photographs, illustrations, images, audio clips, information, data, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Site Materials”) are owned by or licensed to World Vision Cambodia and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights under the law.
    2. WVI hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to access and use the Site Materials and electronically copy and print to hard copy portions of the Site Materials for your informational, non-commercial and personal use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. The foregoing limited license (i) does not give you any ownership of, or any other intellectual property interest in, any Site Materials, and (ii) may be immediately suspended or terminated for any reason, in World Vision Cambodia’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability.
    3. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to comment and/or create a text hyperlink to the website for non-commercial purposes, provided such link does not portray World Vision Cambodia or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. This limited right may be revoked at any time.

Event Participation

3. Are you 15 or under?

    1. If you are 15 or under (‘child’ for the purpose of these Terms) please make sure that you check with your parents or guardian before participating in the Event or fundraising. Ask them to read these terms.
    2. If you are 15 or under, your parents or guardians must consent to you participating in the Event and accept these terms.
    3. Please be safe in how you collect donations: do not go door knocking or collecting donations in public without a responsible adult with you.

4. Parents/Guardians

    1. Please carefully read these Terms. By you, or a child you are responsible for, participating in the Event, you agree to be bound by these Terms.
    2. Parents or guardians will be solely responsible for their child’s participation in the Event (refer in particular to Acceptance of Risks and Waiver of Liability below).
    3. We ask parents and guardians to closely supervise how their child(ren) are collecting and handling donations, both to keep them safe and to make sure that the money makes it to World Vision Cambodia as quickly as possible.

Fundraising for the Event

5. Online fundraising

    1. Online fundraising is to be directed through the Wing code or GoFundMe webpage, both accessible from the Events website.

6. Cash donations

    1. Participants are responsible for collecting and banking cash donations.
    2. Upon request, cash banked via WV offices can obtain a receipt.
    3. All cash donations must be banked no later than Tuesday 30 April 2019.
    4. Cash donations will take time to be registered on the Event website and may not appear until the final calculation of donations at the closure of the Event.

7. Fundraising incentives

    1. We may, in our sole discretion, offer participants in the Event incentives to fundraise for the Event. For example, if you raise $100 (50 books), donated in a single transaction, we will provide you with a T-Shirt.
    2. Incentives are available for Cambodian residents only.
    3. Eligibility for incentives will be assessed based on funds raised and banked by you. Funds raised through schools or ADPs must provide list of participants donations for them to be eligible for incentives.
    4. If we determine that you are eligible for any incentive(s), we will notify you by text or  email on or before 1 May 2019, and request that you provide your postal details to enable us to send the incentive(s) to you (by emailing us at or contacting us via our social media platforms) or arrange collection at your school, ADP or National Office in Phnom Penh.
    5. If you do not provide your postal details to us by 17 May 2019, then the incentive(s) will be considered to be forfeited by you and World Vision Cambodia is under no obligation to send the incentive(s) to you.
    6. The incentives are not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash. To the extent permit by Law, World Vision Cambodia makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability of the incentives.
    7. World Vision Cambodia and its associated organisations will take no responsibility for any incentive(s) damaged or lost in transit.  Once the incentive(s) have left the premises of World Vision Cambodia, we will not be responsible for any delay, failure to deliver or damage caused to any incentive(s) during transit.

Participation in the Event

8. Acceptance of risks

    1. You understand that participation in the Event has inherent risks. You agree that you participate in the Event voluntarily of your own free will and at your own risk.

9. Waiver of Liability

    1. Except to the extent limited by law, you release and waive any claim you may have against World Vision Cambodia in respect of any injury, death, loss or damage (including without limitation any aggravation or acceleration of an existing medical condition) you suffer as a result of your participation in the Event.

10. Your privacy

    1. By accepting these Terms, you are also agreeing that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy.
    2. We will use your personal information for the purposes of the Event (including communicating with you and sending you information about it through various platforms including email, SMS, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms), re-marketing to you after the Event, and for other purposes explained in our Privacy Policy or as the law permits.

Other questions? For further information, please visit our FAQs page.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact World Vision Cambodia communications team at the email address: or contact us via our social media platforms.

Terms and Conditions are effective as of the 10th April 2019.

Our Areas of Focus

In Cambodia, World Vision is working in 36 districts across 9 provinces and Phnom Penh city, implementing health and nutrition, education and life skills, child protection and youth projects benefiting 2.7 million children every year.