As a nation and a community, let us all come together to ensure that Cambodian children reach their full potential and promote increased literacy among Cambodia’s children and adults.
Oudom can read and write now. He likes talking to other children in the class and has some friends. He is ranked 18 among the 34 students in his class. “Now I have a lot of friends. They are very kind and often share some of their food with me,” says Oudom. “When I grow up, I want to be a policeman. I will be able to support my grandmother.”
“I’m happy beyond words to be an important part of the children’s club. The club unlocks me from the dark world in which I have been living for many years. And I am ready to help other children who have a similar situation to me,” Sreyleak said.
“I felt strange when I heard of First Read project, and I thought it would not work for my daughter. But I was very surprised when I practiced the techniques with my daughter. She is now very brave and talkative.” Sopheak said.