Wednesday 29 May 2019

A Grandmother’s Support for Community Preschool

Mrs. Chab Chheng is a 68-year-old grandmother and resident of Sdok Khlouk village located in a remote district of Pursat Province, Cambodia. Mrs. Chheng is widowed, and she suffers from poor health related to complications from malaria contracted when she was a child. She has six adult children, but most of them live away from home. Mrs. Chheng lives next door to her second youngest daughter, Sreyhom, along with Sreyhom’s husband and their three children.

Tuesday 28 May 2019

A Young Teacher’s Commitment

“I never believed that I could do it,” said Chhoeung Channy as she reflected on her path to becoming a community preschool teacher in her village in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. Channy did not have any experience teaching before taking the position, but she has quickly become recognized as the best and youngest community preschool teacher involved in the project in Kampong Chhnang. Although other teachers have more experience teaching, Channy’s passion, commitment, and dedication to her community have made her an outstanding preschool teacher. However, her journey to success required a great deal of dedication and hard work.

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Difficulty Remembering New Things: Sreyneang' Story

Tha Sreyneang, nine years old, smiles at us from her bicycle as she slowly passes on her ride to school – a four-kilometer journey. Sreyneang is in second grade at Kaoh Voat primary school, but at nine years old, Sreyneang is older than most of the other students in second grade. Sreyneang’s parents did not enrol her in school when she was the appropriate age, mostly because they did not have time to take her. She only started to attend first grade when she was eight years old and able to travel to school by herself.

Monday 27 May 2019

Investing in children to build brighter futures: Srei Ros’ story

Srei Ros is 17 years old and comes from a family of farmers. She lives in Kor Commune in Tboung Khmum province with her parents and five siblings: two sisters and three brothers. Her father works in the rice fields, while her mother cooks and sells Ansorm Ang, Cambodian rice cakes. Providing for such a big family is not easy and they often struggled to make ends meet.

Monday 27 May 2019

Inspiring youths: the story of Baan Chantha

The road is windy and lined with palm trees on the way to Baan Chantha’s house where she lives with her mother and five siblings in Preah Sdach commune, Prey Veng province. Baan Chantha is 17 years old, and comes from a family of farmers.