Setan Lee’s father was a man with integrity and compassion for the poor, especially for those students who might potentially be able to accomplish their education but could not afford the lodging and food. During the 70’s, as Cambodia was going through civil war, Chan Lee always would encourage Setan and his older brother, Mon Thy, to discover students that were academically excellent, but lacking in funding. He would rent an apartment for theses students to live together as a group and finance their school needs and food.
A few hours before his passing, Chan Lee indicated to Setan, that if he were able, he would like to give a helping hand to the poor students and assist them to achieve their education. He regretted that he was too old and powerless to achieve this dream. Setan assured him that TransformAsia would do its very best on his behalf to establish a system to help poor but capable students to continue their education. TransformAsia has established a memorial fund in his name, the Chan Lee Memorial Fund. Our goal is to build a dormitory for poor students, in his memory, in his home province, Kampong Thom, Cambodia. We will call this dormitory, “CHAN LEE DORMITORY.” The cost of this project is estimated to be $30,000. We anticipate being able to host up to 100 students per year. You can be a part of this exciting journey with TransformAsia and the Lee family by making a tax-deductible donation.