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  • Food For Education Success Story

    With support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded Food For Education (FFE) project, World Education, Inc. and local NGO Bandos Komar are working in partnership to implement the new Grade 2 Khmer literacy package in Kampong Chhnang province during the 2021-2022 school year. The FFE project is not only supporting the national rollout of Komar Rien Komar Cheh, the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport’s early grade learning package, but it is also largely focused on building the capacity of school directors to support their early grade teachers. Although school directors are expected to regularly observe their teachers and provide instructional support, this duty ...

  • National Reading Day

    Today, Cambodia celebrates its 7th annual National Reading Day. Each year on March 11, the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoEYS) hosts a nationwide event to promote the joy and value of reading, cultivate a culture of reading and lifelong learning, and celebrate the country’s success in improving reading outcomes. Improving literacy and reading outcomes has been a national priority for MoEYS since 2010 when a study conducted by the World Bank revealed disappointing reading achievement scores. According to the test results, 54% of students who finished first grade could not read at an “acceptable level.” In the years since, MoEYS and its development partners, ...

  • Harnessing Mobile Tools in Cambodia’s Primary School Classrooms

    Under the Food For Education (FFE) project, World Education is leveraging mobile tools and technology-enabled solutions to enhance teaching and learning outcomes in Khmer literacy. The project is using popular social media platforms, such as Facebook and Telegram, teachers can extend their development beyond the FFE trainings and apply new techniques in the classroom. The FFE team has made nine educational videos showing real Cambodian teachers modeling new techniques in the classroom. These resources were given to teachers on a Micro SD card, which doesn’t require internet access to view. Also found on the Micro SD card is World Education’s Aan Khmer mlearning game for grade 2 and 3 ...

  • World Bank Features Track and Trace Initiative in New Report

    The World Bank recently published a blog post that explored “Three Steps to Get Every Child Reading.” The piece examines “learning poverty” and the global learning crisis which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, 53% of children in low- and middle-income countries were unable to read and understand a simple text by the age of 10. The blog post states that today, levels of learning poverty are increasing, and that at-home learning environments are a major factor in the uneven impact of the pandemic on education. One key way to address learning poverty is to ensure that books get into children’s hands. World ...

  • Interview with the Country Director of World Education Cambodia

    “World Education’s role here in Cambodia is to support the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport in its own policies and reforms.”  In a recent interview featured in the Early Grade Reading Community of Practice Newsletter, Mr. Kim Dara, Country Director of World Education Cambodia, spoke about the recent transformation of World Education Cambodia’s project portfolio. Until recently, WEC used to use its own training curriculum and implement its own early learning projects. WEC has since moved away from that practice. Today, WEC’s work in early learning is focused on supporting the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport in its roll-out of the Komar Rien Komar Cheh early ...

  • New Home-Based Reading ProjectNew Home-Based Reading Project

    World Education will soon begin implementing a new Home-Based Reading project in 504 households in Kampong Thom and Battambang provinces. Funded by the World Bank, this one-year project seeks to increase the amount, quality, and effectiveness of students’ at-home reading behaviors. The project will target both current Grade 2 students and their caregivers. During the project’s 7-month implementation phase, WEI will provide participating Grade 2 students with books to keep and read at home, and participating caregivers with instructions on how best to encourage their child to read at home. Students will receive 59 books in total, including all of the pattern and sensory books developed ...

  • 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 TraceNationwide 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 DayInternational 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 ReadingWorld 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 ...