* NOTE: All program activities have been adapted to operate within COVID-19 government guidelines.
Our Education program provides at-risk children and youth the opportunity of much needed supplementary classes. We provide English lessons taught by skilled and supportive teachers. We also empower and engage our students through Physical Education, Music, Art and Ethics classes.
Sadly, there are many barriers to entry within the Cambodian public school system which prevent poor children from gaining quality education. Many children born into poverty are without documentation or legal paperwork; to enroll at a public school every student needs to have a family book & birth certificate, both of which cost money. As a result, many poor families can never enroll their children into school.
For extremely poor children that are enrolled in local schools, completing their Secondary School education remains essentially unachievable. It is said to be free, however, unavoidable costs such as school uniforms, stationery, teachers' fees and exam fees cause many poor children to leave school and begin working for low salaries in unethical conditions as a means to survive.
Furthermore, English is not taught in the public school curriculum until Grade 7, and in many cases, local teachers are often lacking the skills to speak or teach the language well. Our free classes of English, Art, Physical Education and Ethics run daily from Monday - Friday. We are currently serving more than 200 children and youth from the surrounding villages and slums
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Click here to Save A Seat in our Education Program for an at-risk child for an entire year at REACH.
In preparation for the youngest children at REACH to join our Education program, these little ones are first to be enrolled in our Kindergarten where they will develop basic motor skills, as well as important social and learning foundations.
Our early learning curriculum incorporates lots of play based activities so creativity can thrive; click here to learn more.