Primary School Improvement
Almost half of Cambodia’s population is under the age of 15 years, yet it’s estimated that around 15 per cent of the population never enters the education system because of pressure to earn money for their families. Of those that do enrol, a reduction in government investment for infrastructure and teaching has led to the majority of children dropping out before completing their primary education, thus perpetuating the national skills shortage and cycle of poverty.
Since 2011 we’ve supported the primary school at Beng Mealea in northern Cambodia by improving the basic resources necessary for academic performance. The school currently serves 900 pupils, although this is set to increase considerably. Completion of the project will provide the children with a better learning environment and an improved education.