Library program for children in Cambodia

by Room to Read


The library program consists of a strategic approach to establish multi-lingual libraries within primary and secondary schools for disadvantaged children.
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The concept of a school library is virtually non-existent in many rural schools in Cambodia. Outside of the major cities, children’s books are considered to be luxury items. There is very little supplemental reading in addition to the government curriculum. Therefore, children have limited access to educational resources at a young age. The main beneficiaries of the program are disadvantaged children in rural areas. The aim is to help spark an interest in reading at a young age.


To establish libraries containing local language and English books. These libraries will mainly be in rural villages with community schools (such as Battambang and Siem Reap Provinces) where they will serve a wide age group of students.

Long-Term Impact

The goal of the project is to promote reading and education by establishing libraries in schools with the greatest needs. We aim to support the capacity of local teachers through library training which can be incorporated into classroom curriculum.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

Room to Read

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Bella Berns
Development Manager
San Francisco, California United States

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