Cambodia: Schools for children of poor farmers

Schulmädchen in Kambodscha

«Komar An» (reading children) aid project is improving primary education at rural schools for children in Teuk Phos district in central Cambodia (Kampong Chnang province). Most people living in the project region are farmers, whose agriculture produces little and provides little income. Many parents have to earn money from odd jobs, and the children have to help them with farm work or household work, resulting in irregular school attendance or drop-out. The long way to school leads to additional absences. Education in Teuk Phos lacks behind and academic performance is poor.

«Komar An» project is improving the situation at 11 kindergartens and 11 primary schools. The project invests in infrastructure and facilities, but also develops the quality of education. This includes training for teachers, improvement of school equipment, and support of children through provision of bikes and school materials such as books and pens. Furthermore, income generating projects for the poorest families are improving the living standard. The project partners cooperate since 2011 and were successful in measurably improve rural schools for the children of farmers in Kampong Chhnang province.

CHF 30 for school materials for one kid

Friends of CO-OPERAID happiness

CHF 80 for a bicycle for the way to school


CHF 100 for the school library

Kambodscha Schulbibliothek

A beneficiary tells


«I am studying in grade 3 of the primary school. I like school and am studying hard to become a good student. My parents encourage me to attend school regularly. They are farmers and fishers and can neither read nor write. My favourite subjects are the lessons in our school library. I really enjoy borrowing books and reading them at home! I read them myself and together with my younger brother and am teaching him to read. I also tell the stories to my parents.»

Sean Chansy, 10 years old
Cambodia School Education
Cambodia School Education
Cambodia School Education
Cambodia School Education
Cambodia School Education
Cambodia School Education