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.
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.