National Reading Day, celebrated across Cambodia to promote the habit of reading, will be celebrated for the third time on 11th March.
“Glasses help me to see clearly and improve my learning outcomes. I have gone from being a slow learner to helping slow learners in my class and my village,” added Phallon with a smile. “I want to be a teacher to help my village access quality education.”
“Although I have difficulty in walking, it is not a challenge to my studying. I can learn faster than my friends in the class. I want to be a singer, to tell people in my country that people with disabilities can do everything that others can,” Dara said with hopeful confidence.
On the occasion of the 3rd National Reading Day on 11 March 2018, three leading education NGOs in Cambodia – Save the Children, Sipar and World Vision International Cambodia – have released a statement calling for more budget investment and improved policies to support Cambodia’s youngest learners.