J942N United World Schools Community Development Cambodia

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

The Situation

Nong Ka Tong is a community in the Lumphat district in the Ratanakiri province. This is a relatively large village of over 1000 people. The village is a farming community who grow rice, soya beans and cashew nuts. An estimated 10% of adults in the village know how to read and write, and 30% speak the national language.

Within the village there is an old, broken school building. However it has no furniture or resources within it. Very few children from the village attend it as there is very little to learn from for the children who are there. By building a UWS school here, we would hope to have 250-300 children enrolled within the next three years, transforming their futures.

Tan Gna, is a village in the Andoung Meas district, also in the Ratanakiri province. There are approximately 450 people in the village, and all of them earn their living as farmers growing rice as their main crop. Our teams estimate that just 5% of adults in the village know how to read and write, and just 20% speak the national language.

There is currently no educational provision in the village at all. They have asked the Government many times to provide a school, but their request has never been granted. 

The Objectives

  • Construction, resourcing, and operations of five remote rural schools in Cambodia. Two communities have been identified, with research ongoing for the location of the remaining three school locations. By building a UWS school here, we would hope to have at least 160 children enrolled within the next three years.

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