Non-Formal Education

Every person—child, youth and adult—shall be able to benefit from educational opportunities designed to meet their basic learning needs.  – World Declaration on Education for All, Jomtien, Thailand (1990)

IMG_2537The Cambodian educational system has significantly improved since its complete destruction during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. While the overall rate of children enrolled in primary school has increased from 81 per cent in 2008 to 92.5 per cent in 2010, the country continues to face low completion rates for both primary and secondary schools. Many students, especially in poor, rural communities are unable to afford schooling. Students are either unable to pay for the necessary resources or transportation costs…


Self-Sustainability Project in Poor Community

IMG_2671As part of the SPPC venture, CVCD recently created the Special Sustainable Scholarship Fund.  This fund targets the poorest female students in grade four of the CVCD community schools in Phoum Buon and Ark-Piwat Mean Chey.  Grade four is the last year offered at these schools.  Unfortunately, the poorest students in these communities cannot continue to grade five because of the price of state schools.  To address this problem, the fund provides micro-loans to target families that express a willingness and ability to …


 English and Computer Project


English classes follow the Non-formal education curriculum standards. The English classes provide the children with basic communication skills. Effective communication in English and Computer skills are critical for future success in the workplace. Children are encouraged to incorporate as much English into their daily life as possible. Children are also given the opportunity to speak and interact with foreigners in order to build a strong language base. The main focus of the computer skills courses are …