Kampong Cham, Kratie, Tbong Khmum, Steung Treng, Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri Provinces, CAMBODIA
In Cambodia, a considerable gap remains between rhetoric and reality despite the right to a basic education for every Cambodian child guaranteed by the country’s constitution.
Children from ethnic minority groups, the poor, girls, and children with disabilities are left in the margins of society.
The main barriers to accessing and completing primary education are the farming work to be done, extreme poverty, a shortage of schools, the distance to school, and untrained teachers in remote schools.
Our overall objective is to contribute to a comprehensive inclusive Cambodian education system that caters for every child from poor, remote and ethnic minority background.
The results expected through our project’s activities include:
- 14,609 marginalized out-of-school children (OOSC) and ethnic minority children have access to education thanks to:
- the improvement of school infrastructure
- 258 teachers and school directors and 43 school managers who are willing and able to provide access to all OOSC
- the identification of families of OOSC
- families of OOSC have become aware of the importance of education
- OOSC have the means to access primary school
- Educational tools are suitable to the needs of OOSC, and the pedagogy of the teachers is enhanced and adapted to include all OOSC.
- Improved school management that can deliver quality and efficient educational services and students show better learning outcomes.
- School Support Committees are actively involved in promoting enrollment and supporting school management.
- Local Authorities include OOSC in the CDP, DoE and PoE to ensure efficient school tracking and provide necessary guidance to schools to support OOSC.
- Parents participate in their children’s education and households have improved their livelihood to support their children to go to school.
- Through advocacy and research communities are better aware of the importance of including all OOSC in community life.
Ministry of Education Youth and Sports
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