What's New

  • New Office in Kampot Province

    In August, World Education Cambodia opened a field office in Kampot province to support its work on the All Children Learning project. Through a three-year subcontract to RTI International, World Education is supporting the implementation of the new Early Grade Learning package for all preschool, grade 1, and grade 2 teachers in Kampot province. In addition to coordinating the training for 100% of all upper-preschool teachers, grade 1 teachers, grade 2 teachers, and school directors in all districts of Kampot province, World Education will oversee and manage 48 Literacy Coaches. During the 2019-2020 school year, Literacy Coaches will support Kampot’s approximately 261 pre-school and 431 grade 1 teachers ...

  • Nationwide Scale Up of Track and Trace Nationwide Scale Up of Track and Trace

    The piloting of Track and Trace has been such a great success in Cambodia that earlier this year, the Cambodian Minister of Education declared that the government will take over the management and funding of the Track and Trace platform and will begin using it nationwide in 2020! World Education and JSI will continue to support the government in this national scale up. Track and Trace (TnT) is a digital platform that helps to ensure that textbooks reach classrooms in a timely manner and in the right condition by improving the transparency and accountability of the education supply chain. Using cost effective technology tools, the TnT ...

  • International Literacy Day International Literacy Day

    In honor of International Literacy Day on September 8th, World Education Cambodia created a profile of Ms. Kong Yary, one of our 52 trained Literacy Coaches working in Kampong Thom province. Intensive coaching is a key component of the USAID funded All Children Reading – Cambodia and All Children Learning projects. Both projects aim to improve the early grade reading skills of children in Grades 1 to 3 in Cambodia. As the project’s lead field implementer, World Education Cambodia oversees 100+ Literacy Coaches in Kampong Thom and Kampot provinces, each of whom are responsible for visiting their 10 assigned teachers once every ten days. In total, ...

  • World Education Leads International Exchange on Early Grade Reading World Education Leads International Exchange on Early Grade Reading

    April 18 – 23, 2016 Last week, five members from World Education Cambodia’s Early Grade Reading (EGR) team plus one member from local NGO partner KAPE, traveled to Indonesia to learn about World Education’s early literacy programming in Indonesia- specifically the development and implementation of leveled readers, ICT resources and Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) tools for the USAID Prioritizing Reform, Innovation and Opportunities for Reaching Indonesia’s Teachers, Administrators and Students (PRIORITAS) project. World Education Indonesia facilitated the regional exchange to deepen dialogue and enhance learning about early grade reading programming amongst staff, partners and civil society. In just five days, the team traveled to four cities across ...

  • Collaboration With Government to Scale Early Grade Reading Innovations Collaboration With Government to Scale Early Grade Reading Innovations

    Last week, World Education hosted a workshop on their Early Grade Reading (EGR) innovations for key staff at the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS). The workshop highlights World Education’s collaboration with the government to scale its EGR innovations and improve literacy outcomes in Cambodia. The workshop focused on World Education’s model for boosting early literacy rates developed under their Total Reading Approach for Children (TRAC) and Technology for Education Systems Transformation projects (TEST), funded by All Children Reading and USAID’s Development Innovations project, respectively. During the workshop, World Education and MoEYS facilitators provided participants from the Primary Education, Curriculum Development, and Teacher Training Departments with ...

  • World Education Supports Cambodian Government in Early Grade Reading World Education Supports Cambodian Government in Early Grade Reading

    Educated children are at the forefront of Cambodia’s sustained emphasis on improving the quality of its education system. A critical stage for improving education is in the early grades (Grades 1-3) because it is then that children learn to read and lay the foundation for later academic success. Reading Benchmarks Distributed to Grades 1 and 2 Nationwide In 2015, World Education collaborated with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE) to create a reading benchmark system that complements the new reading curriculum for Grades 1 and 2. This marked the first time such benchmarks have been created in Cambodia. The reading ...

  • Youth Voice Their Story on Money Matters Youth Voice Their Story on Money Matters

    Congratulations to the three winners of our youth storytelling competition on family financial practices! We asked youth in Prey Veng province to tell, show or share with us: what comes to mind when you think about money and your family? We received many entries and were amazed by the quality of ideas, creative expression and touching experiences of all. Not only did the winners receive prizes for their sharp storytelling skills, they also participated in the Youth Consultation Workshop event with officials from the National Bank of Cambodia and were invited to be advisors on the campaign. To read the submissions of the three winners, click ...

  • October 22, 2015 – The U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia tries the TEST app October 22, 2015 - The U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia tries the TEST app

    On October 22, 2015, World Education staff presented the TEST app to the new U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, William A. Heidt, at Development Innovations Cambodia. The TEST app is a digitized early grade reading assessment program for use in Cambodian Grade 1 and 2 classrooms. The app saves teachers time by evaluating assessments, identifying struggling readers, and matching them with interventions. Having finished a successful trial period in 10 Cambodian primary schools, the app is now ready for nationwide scaling up! In the future, the TEST app will allow Cambodian Ministry officials to access early grade reading data from all schools, allowing for more informed policy decisions. To learn ...

  • August 2015 – World Education in All Children Reading Grand Challenge August 2015 - World Education in All Children Reading Grand Challenge

    Ensuring that educational materials are delivered to the schools and community centers they are intended for in a timely fashion is a challenge in the field of development. To address that challenge, World Education has partnered with long-standing partner John Snow, Inc. to design Track and Trace, a book-tracking system that allows stakeholders, including schools and parents, to easily access information about the delivery of textbooks and materials, and to advocate for distribution to meet children’s learning needs. Track and Trace is now a finalist in the All Children Reading competition for funding.

  • Building Life Skills and Self-Confidence Building Life Skills and Self-Confidence

    Chhoun La is a 16-year-old girl who lives in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. Though she is young, Chhoun has faced many hardships. In school, Chhoun lagged behind her classmates because she was tasked with many household chores, including caring for her family’s cattle. On top of that, it was well-known in her community that her parents often fought. Chhoun was upset and ashamed by the violence in her family. Eventually, Chhoun dropped out of school to work and contribute to the household income. She was in third grade. Four years after leaving school, Chhoun still had the desire to read, write, and find a way to ...