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Cambodia

World Education first worked in Cambodia in 1991 on a health education project funded by USAID. Following 20 years of civil war, genocide, broader involvement in regional conflict from the Vietnam War, and the legacy of the Khmer Rouge, the social resources and physical infrastructure of Cambodia were severely decimated. Therefore, early projects focused on health education, capacity building, and literacy.

Following the coup in July 1997, World Education was forced to close its Cambodia Assistance to Primary Education (CAPE) project. World Education re-launched its programs in Cambodia in 2000 with the Mine Risk Education Project for Children. In an effort to curtail some of the systemic issues caused by a severe lack of human resources and social infrastructure, World Education works in close cooperation with local organizations and stakeholders to address education disparities through formal and nonformal education.

Other projects have minimized risks felt by Cambodian youth through improved learning outcomes, preparedness for the world of work, and civic engagement of disadvantaged youth; improved the learning and life outcomes of vulnerable migrant and potential migrant youth; and provided opportunities, knowledge, and skills to vulnerable young women.

In recent years, World Education has implemented programs to develop life skills and improve education for disadvantaged women and youth. World Education implemented the Improved Basic Education in Cambodia Project (IBEC) to address challenges regarding access to and quality of education, and currently the Total Reading Approach for Children (TRAC) project is working to improve early grade literacy.

After 25 years of active engagement in capacity building, World Education is proud of the role that it has played in improving education opportunities and promoting equitable and local development in Cambodia.

See our work in action on the World Education Stories photo site.

Learn more at the World Education/Cambodia website.



 

Featured Projects

View details: Total Reading Approach for Children (TRAC)

Total Reading Approach for Children (TRAC)

World Education, in collaboration with Kampuchean Action for Primary Education, is implementing a reading program in Kampong Cham Province to support the Ministry of Education's new phonics-based reading curriculum for grades 1-3.

View details: Youth on the Move

Youth on the Move

Youth on the Move was World Education's regional safe migration initiative which worked in three countries in Asia: China, Nepal and Cambodia. The Initiative addressed the education and well-being needs of migrant and vulnerable youth.

View details: Improved Basic Education in Cambodia Program

Improved Basic Education in Cambodia Program

The Improved Basic Education in Cambodia seeks to improve access to and quality of education for those residing in remote and rural areas, and those marginalized by poverty, ethnic minority status, or gender.

 

Featured Resources

 

Features

View details: Star Scholar Urges Classmates to Stay in School

Star Scholar Urges Classmates to Stay in School

An Mally, age 12, knows that it is very important to attend school regularly.

View details: Rural Communities Take Charge of Children's Education

Rural Communities Take Charge of Children's Education

In the remote regions of Cambodia, some of the country's poorest communities have limited access to schools, teachers, or educational support.

View details: Influencing Parenting Behavior through Peep and the Big Wide World

Influencing Parenting Behavior through Peep and the Big Wide World

For thousands of Cambodian parents, like 30 year-old Chay Sinoun, interacting with their young children was not considered an educational opportunity.