Siem Reap Schools Program

Cambodia

AKP Project Since 2017

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AKP supports school building expansion to benefit the Siem Reap community

Overview

In the 1960s, Cambodia had a relatively good education system and the literacy rate was high. But that system was essentially wiped out by the Khmer Rouge. After the Khmer Rouge years, schools had to be built up from scratch – a need that continues. Today only about half of the school age children attend school, and even then schools are so crowded that often more than 80 kids are squeezed into a classroom the size of a living room. It is not unusual for schools to have a morning shift for one set of students and an afternoon shift for another group.

In Cambodia, as part of our Siem Reap Schools Program, AKP supports Beng Primary School and Tapang Primary School in response to a request from District Education officials, as part of the District’s Integrated Workshop process. With AKP’s involvement, both schools will be able to build infrastructure and expand school facilities to meet the needs of the students in the Siem Reap community.

Visit this Project

Travel to rural Siem Reap and visit Beng Primary School or Tapang Primary School. Visit with students and teachers who are benefiting from AKP-supported school expansion and learning resources.

A&K can include a visit to the Siem Reap Schools program on a Luxury Tailor Made Journey to Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you.