A report on a program officer’s trip to Cambodia to visit World Education’s project sites in rural schools.
Arunny is a 9th-grade student who is training to become a leader in her school and community with World Education’s Youth on the Move Program. 2015.
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.
World Education has developed an innovative, holistic approach to improving early grade reading instruction in Cambodia. To read more about our work, and to see pictures from project sites, read the Learning to Read photo story.
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.
Chhoun Le became a leader in her community, and a resource on safety and migration, through her involvement with World Education’s Youth on the Move Program. 2015.
World Education is using technology in innovative ways to enhance the learning and safety of Cambodian youth. 2015.
In early 2015 youth in the rural Cambodian province of Prey Veng attended some of the first workshops for Student Councils facilitated by World Education.