Kandal, Phnom Penh, Prey Veng and Kep provinces, CAMBODIA
A section of society in Cambodia is still segregated from access to a quality education. For example, the preprimary enrollment rate in 2007 was 11% with an increasing number of children entering primary school without having received any particular early childhood education. Most of them are not ready for primary school, which in turn leads to high drop-out and repetition rates. The patchy access to education in Cambodia is also evidenced by the older generations: between 30% and 50% of Cambodians in the 18-50 age group are illiterate or semi-literate. Local authorities lack the technical capacities to help bring about education for all in their communities.
Our answer to these issues is based on 4 cornerstones:
Strengthening the SYSTEM
and INFLUENCING for policy and behavior change.
Our goal is to reduce the cost and improve the quality of education for marginalized children. We will do this through:
- Strengthening the capacity, performance and accountability of 10 commune councils in designing and managing an Education Development Plan
- Implementing tailored educational services based on each communities needs and constraints:
- Reinforcement of adult literacy and reading for all for 3,470 illiterate adults.
- Parenting education.
- Early Childhood Education for 300 Children between 3 and 5 years old via community-based preschools.
- Cultural and social awareness raising about gender mainstreaming as well as health, safety and protection of children.
- After-school support for children with difficulties.
- Re-entry, tutoring and IE programs for 450 children who have dropped out of school, 2,000 slow learners, and at least 400 children with disabilities.
- Development of youth volunteerism.
- Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
- Provincial Council of each province