Preschools in Cambodia

Preschools in Cambodia

Project Details

Project:Preschools in Cambodia
Partner:
Location:Siem Reap,
Sponsorship Started:2013
Duration:October 2013 - ongoing
Budget: €19,395 ($21.263)
Total Beneficiaries:80
 children and 4 teachers

Summary

Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organization (KAKO), our partner in Cambodia is active in non-formal education and community development projects in the province of Siem Reap.

In 2007 KAKO ran seven preschools in remote villages around Siem Reap, but in 2009 the sponsor stopped the funding and the preschools were closed. In 2011 KAKO reopened one preschool in Lvea village with the hope to reopen more.

The preschools ensure that between 80 to 100 children per year are well prepared to attend primary school, improving their chances of successfully completing their education.

In 2013 KAKO approached us to support the school in Lvea and reopen another two preschools. For this essential part of a coherent educational and health programme, we found sponsors who enabled us to fund the three preschools.

In 2017, KAKO began support for another preschool and approached us for funding, bringing the total up to four preschools: Lvea, Snor, Kouk Srama and Kouk Thmei Preschools.

Background

As a developing country, Cambodia does not have the means to ensure basic education for everyone, especially in rural areas. While primary and secondary schools exist in the larger villages, there is an overall shortage of government-funded preschools. In addition, many villages are too remote for younger children (ages four to five) to attend the preschools that do exist, especially when rural roads are washed out during the rainy season.

This lack of access to early education places children from the least developed villages at an additional disadvantage when they reach school age (6), as they are often not ready and lag behind their peers. It is very difficult for them to catch up and many of these children drop out of school and will not get the chance to continue their education and improve their chances in life.

Goals and Results

From the reopening of the KAKO preschools in 2013, until the end of 2016 over 145 children graduated from their preschools. In November 2015 the government agreed to assume responsibility for the preschool in Stung Preah Srok and absorb it into the local primary school. This gave KAKO the opportunity to respond to requests from parents and, with our funding, to open up another preschool in Kouk Srama Village. In 2017 KAKO was able to open an additional preschool in Kouk Thmei Village.

Sponsors

  • YP Foundation (November 2019 – October 2020): $19.931
  • Anonymous (November 2017 – October 2018): € 15.000
  • Anonymous (November 2016 – August 2017): € 14.200
  • Anonymous (November 2015 – August 2016): € 10.000
  • Heeren van Sminia Society (November 2015 – August 2016): € 5.073
  • Anonymous (November 2014 – August 2015): € 12.401
  • Trump Chemical Corp, Taiwan, Angie Ng and her friends (October 2013 – July 2014): $ 10.990

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𝗪𝗢𝗨𝗟𝗗𝗡'𝗧 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗪𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗔 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝗜𝗡 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗡...? 📖✏️

130 children, from 3 to 5 years old, in five remote rural villages in Cambodia can join village preschool classes which we have been supporting since 2013.

Prior to this, these young children were looked after by grandparents or relatives at home, while their parents would go out to earn a living. Not only would they miss out on the solid foundation that preschools bring but also on the extra nutrition and the health monitoring that the schools provide.

This preschool education ensures that children will be well prepared for primary school; the first step towards better chances in life.

See more about the KAKO pre-schools in this endearing video:
WOULDN'T YOU WANT A STRONG START IN LIFE FOR THESE CHILDREN...?

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𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗗𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗘 𝗙𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦?

We think 'they deserve better than the circumstances they live in'.

That's why we support these young students, in total 63 children in rural Cambodia. We give them scholarships so that they can create better chances in life, for themselves and for their families. And when they succeed.... Wow... that feels so good!

Thank you Anthony Mann and Reineke Bakhoven for so generously supporting this wonderful project.

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𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗗𝗢 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗘 𝗙𝗔𝗖𝗘𝗦? 
We think they deserve better than the circumstances they live in. 
Thats why we support these young students, in total 63 children in rural Cambodia. We give them scholarships so that they can create better chances in life, for themselves and for their families. And when they succeed.... Wow... that feels so good!
Thank you Anthony Mann and Reineke Bakhoven for so generously supporting this wonderful project.
#Kako

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Thank you so much for helping these girls in Cambodia.

𝗪𝗢𝗨𝗟𝗗𝗡'𝗧 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗪𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗔 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝗜𝗡 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗦𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗡...?

In five remote rural villages in Cambodia, 130 children attend local community preschool classes which we have been supporting since 2013.

Without this, they would not only miss out on the solid foundation that preschools bring but also on the extra nutrition and the health monitoring that the schools provide.

Early childhood education prepares them for primary school, without which these children would lag far behind their peers who did go to preschool. In far too many cases, they would then drop out of school.

We would like to thank Annigje Jacobs and Brice Godard for volunteering to travel, film and interview the KAKO project team and the students!

Learn more about this project in Cambodia here:
philanthropyconnections.org/project/preschools-in-cambodia

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