The Educational Strategic Plan 2014-2018 of the Royal Government of Cambodia outlines the commitment to ensuring equal opportunity to access quality education regardless of social status, geography, ethnicity, religion, language, gender and disability status. According to the National Institute for Statistics the national enrolment rate was 96.4% in 2012-2013; however, the general consensus does not reflect the reality on the ground as enrolment does not take into account attendance and the figures are misleading. Furthermore, discrepancies between marginalized and non-marginalized children, urban and rural areas highlight that the education system fails to provide suitable educational services for every child. In addition, drop-out and completion rates stress the need for a relevant and quality education.
In 2014, the Cambodian Consortium for Out-of-School Children (CCOSC); a coalition of 17 organizations was launched to provide equitable access to quality education to more than 57,000 out-of-school children over three and a half years. AEA Cambodia was chosen to lead the consortium.
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