“The first time I trained other villagers, I was nervous and sweated in front of all the people,” Sophannara recalls.
Hands tainted with engine oil while repairing a motorbike, Chan Sothea, 18 years old, shares his experience of growing up in Choeung Ek commune, a slum area of Phnom Penh. “Now, I am happy to be trained as a motorbike repairer and I want to run my own shop”, Sothea says.
To ensure every child has an equal opportunity to survive and benefit from access to health care, education, nutrition and protection, regardless of who they are or where they live, Save the Children in Cambodia has launched a series of campaign activities throughout 2016 calling on decision makers in the country to allocate more resources and to ensure that the resources benefit children living in remote areas, particularly those who are left behind.
The Cambodian government has formally thanked Save the Children Norway for its contribution to restoring Cambodia’s education system after the destruction of the Khmer Rouge regime.
“We are proud of our achievements so far, but the work does not stop here,” insisted Elizabeth Pearce. “We will continue to work with the Ministry of Education until together we have guaranteed a high-quality education for every child in Cambodia, including those living in the most remote areas.”
Program Based Budget Reform and Community Participation in Primary Education in Cambodia