At the age of 16, Srey Nich dropped out of school to take care of siblings and grandparents while her parents migrated for work. During that time, she heard about a non-formal ICT course offered in her village through World Education‘s Youth On The Move program. The course changed Srey Nich’s path and she went back to school. Now in her last year of school, Srey Nich is empowered to build up Cambodia’s youth.
This baseline survey was conducted as a basis of comparison for future mid-line and end-line survey results, as part of the YOTM project monitoring and evaluation plan. The surveys are intended to explore the extent to which the project achieves our expected long term impact: Improved learning outcomes, life skills, knowledge about safe migration, school engagement and perceptions of school relevance among students at target schools in migration-prone areas.
Twenty-four lower primary school students from Prey Veng province were interviewed before the beginning of project activities in their schools. The baseline survey assessed the likelihood of students to drop out of school and migrate, as well as their perceptions of the quality and relevance of the education provided by their schools, their own level of engagement and voice in school affairs, and knowledge about safe migration.
The AIMS project developed the first-ever Khmer language website and IVR (interactive voice response) system on safe migration. You can read more about the project in this infographic.
With a goal of reducing the vulnerability of migrant youth to trafficking, exploitation, and abuse, the Youth on the Move project has been in operation for over five years. This factsheet describes the three intervention areas of the program in detail.
This September participants in World Education’s Youth on the Move project published the first of a series of newsletters. The newsletter, written in Khmer with design and photography by youth participants, gives highlights from project workshops as well as health and safety information.
World Education’s IBEC Project, which concluded in 2014, was a $10 million, 5-year project funded by USAID. The project aimed to improve the quality of education in Cambodian primary and secondary schools by addressing a number of factors, from teacher training and curriculum development to water and sanitation, and to involve stakeholders at local, provincial, and national levels.
In March 2015 the Accessing Information about Migration and Safety (AIMS) Project, implemented by World Education and funded by Dream Blue Foundation, a corporate foundation of Blue Telcom, Inc., wrapped up. Project activities included the creation of the AIMS tools, sources of information about safe migration practices for Cambodian youth accessible through a website, facebook page, or Interactive Voice Response (IVR). In-school and migrant youth received training on safe migration, as well as how to access the AIMS tools. This end-line survey report is the result of a follow-up survey with 40 of the AIMS youth participants, and includes data on the frequency of recollection of AIMS training information, as well as whether, and how, the youth were accessing the AIMS tools.
From 2009-2014 World Education implemented the Improved Basic Education in Cambodia Project with the support of USAID and local implementing partner Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE). Results of the project included school improvement projects in 301 schools, which benefited 136,383 students.
In March 2015 World Education wrapped up work on the Accessing Information about Migration and Safety (AIMS) Project, funded by the Dream Blue Foundation of Blue Telcom, Inc. The AIMS Project developed the first-ever Khmer-language website with information on safe migration for those who are interested in migrating, or who have already migrated. The AIMS Project also included the development of an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system for low-literate youth to access the same information over the phone. Over 200 youth were trained by the AIMS Project to act as peer educators, teaching their schools and communities about safe migration practices.