Supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the All Children Reading-Cambodia (ACR-C) and All Children Learning (ACL) projects are working to improve the early grade reading (EGR) skills of children in upper pre-school, Grades 1 and 2 in Cambodia. World Education has been subcontracted by Research Triangle International (RTI) to assist the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, its development partners, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to harmonize EGR teaching and learning approaches across the country.
As part of the All Children Reading-Cambodia project, World Education is working in over 480 schools in Kampong Thom province to support the roll-out of the government’s newly created Early Grade Reading package of teaching and learning materials, teacher professional development materials, and a literacy coaching model. In Kampot province, under the All Children Learning project, World Education is assisting in the roll out of the both the Early Grade Reading and Early Grade Math packages in over 300 schools. WEI’s technical staff are also aiding central ministry staff in the continual development and refinement of the EGR package and building their capacity to plan, implement and manage an ambitious roll out nationwide over the next few years .
Combined, the projects are providing training to over 2,600 EGR teachers and 800 school directors. WEI is also providing intensive, one-on-one coaching to over 2,000 EGR teachers. No other organization in Cambodia is providing such wide-scale field-level support to the government in its application of its new Early Grade Learning reforms.