Our Work in Cambodia
In Otres, the state school only opens for 2 – 3 hours a day. Only a few families can afford to send their children to private schools for the rest of the day. The remaining children are put to work, are left to play in the streets or are locked up at home whilst parents are working. Families are poor and cannot access alternative schooling. Children often ‘fail’ primary school tests each year and drop out before the age of 10; if they ever attended.
To address this, Shine provides supplementary education for the rest of the day. This gives poor and vulnerable households the chance to change their situation so they can work knowing their children are safe and are being education well enough to graduate to high school.
- Quality education to over 100 students each year, providing 720 hours of education to each child in Khmer, English, maths, science, sport, arts, morality, heath and hygiene.
- Nutritious school lunches and clean water to children and families
- Medical fund for families in need
- Social workers and community support
- Transportation to services for children and families