Here you will find resources that are specific to Cambodia. If you have any that you would like to share, or want some general advice on working in Cambodia, drop us a line at: email@example.com
History & Overviews
The following links should provide a crash course on the Cambodian education system for those of us just getting started, or for veterans looking for a bird’s eye view of schools and education in Cambodia.
Cultural Profile of Cambodian education with a focus on history and development
Basic information on curricula and scheduling from the folks at BTC. Great easy to read tables for a quick look at how it all breaks down
A more complete history of education in Cambodia, specific data may be out of date, but the narrative is useful
A complete overview from bookrags with a focus on history and development through the ’90s
The Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport - Useful for NGOs working on education
The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Useful for international NGOs working in Cambodia
World Bank on Cambodian Education – Some quick world bank data
EDUCAM – Hosts a monthly meeting for presentations and announcements useful to education NGOs in Cambodia. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Several organizations in Cambodia work on literacy, including developing Khmer language books.
SIPAR – Mostly non-fiction books for young readers.
Room to Read – Provides books, classroom libraries, and school libraries to selected schools.
CEDAC - Produces books on agricultural techniques, generally for older or more educated readers.
BETT – Produced some great leveled readers. These may or may not still be available.
PEPY – Has produced some Khmer books that are available at their office in Siem Reap.
Community & School Support
ESCUP Tookit – A listing of non-prescriptive interventions based on community needs. Designed to work within the context of Cambodia and is aligned with the structures set in place by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport.
PSDP Manual - Created by the fine folks at Schools for Children of Cambodia, this manual (also available in Khmer) helps NGOs to create a program that will empower school support committees to improve schools. It is designed with sustainability in mind, and incorporates an exit strategy into it’s framework.
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