On behalf of the child laborers, we would like to say thank you very much for all your support in helping the Cambodian Children’s House of Peace provide basic supports for the child laborers in Siem Reap, Cambodia so that they can access to education.
It is a very immensely satisfying support that since the project launched in June 2013, we have been able to keep more and more child laborers in school. This is a reflection of both a decrease in the number of child laborers and dropouts.
One of the key principles of the provision of the school supplies is to make sure that these marginalized children that we are supporting have access to equal and quality education like others in the community. We are committed to achieving the goal of “Education for All”. Besides the provision of basic school supplies we also work with their parents to provide some basic counseling services so that they fully understand the importance of education and provide support to their children’s learning and school. The children and their families in the community are very happy with the supplies they have received and determined that they will encourage their children to pursue a higher education for the sake of themselves, their families and the society.
Recently, we have organized a meeting with the teachers and the school support committee to discuss future collaboration between the children’s home and the school and also to find way to allow both the children at the Children’s Home and the children in community to encourage interaction.
Thanks again for your contribution and commitment to support the “Empower Child Laborers in Need through Education Project” through the Cambodian Children’s House of Peace. Every donation you have made helps ensure that we can continue helping our beneficiaries. We look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of the project in the months ahead.
Update on Progress of the Cambodian Children’s House of Peace
Project “Empower Child Labourers in Need through Education”
September – November 2013
SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR CHILD LABOURERS
The basic support is to enable child labourers to attend school in a safe environment. The education in Cambodia is free and universal, however each primary school student has to have a set of uniform and school supplies to be able to attend school. Even though it is a small expense for their parents but for many families who live in the neighborhood of brick factories it is a big burden for them.
Due to their low income, they are unable to afford school supplies to meet the basic need of their children. In order to help those families to reduce their expenses related to education and encouraging school attendance, the Cambodian Children’s House of Peace provides school materials and uniforms to 30 primary school students during the period of this report. The new academic year starts on 1st October every year we work closely with school support committee and principal as well as teachers to distribute school supplies and uniforms to kids enrolled in the selected primary school in the province of Siem Reap. Each child received a set of school uniform and stationery. During the school materials distribution event, the school children, parents and teachers were happy with this small help and they promised to encourage their children to attend school on a regular basis, Thanks to Your Donation – it can send a Cambodian child to school for an entire Year.
As a result, the teachers, the school support committee and community members showed their commitment and to reduce the dropout rate. The community requested the Cambodian Children’s House of Peace to provide the child labourers with school materials and we agreed to do that when the students start their new academic year 2013 – 2014 in October 2013.
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