To engage families and communities in supporting children to access their right to education and training opportunities in their community.

Some background on education in Cambodia:

  • Only 40% of children complete Lower Secondary School (Grades 7-9)
  • The drop out rate is 19.2% at the Lower Secondary School Level, the highest at any level of public education in Cambodia
  • The government provides Lower Secondary Schools’s with a budget of just US $3.50, per student, per year
  • The government provides one primary school per village, and one lower secondary school per commune – this means that as children age, they must travel farther — sometimes up to 10km, which contributes to the drop out rate.

(Source: Ministry of Education, Youth & Sport, Education Statistics & Indicators, 2014-2015; 2015-2016)

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