Working with school communities.
Most of the Government school communities in Cambodia are genuinely interested in improving the standard of education and school facilities within their schools. AllKids work closely with principals, teachers and school administration staff to improve learning outcomes for their students.
Class sizes commonly exceed fifty and teaching staff are limited by the minimal resources available. Many schools are in urgent need of repair but unfortunately they are not provided with funds to properly maintain buildings.
It is not uncommon for several hundred students to share only two or three toilet cubicles. The condition of these facilities is usually poor offering little in the way of basic hygiene arrangements such as flushing toilets and running water to wash hands.
Of the three schools in the Ream Commune, none are connected to mains power and none have the facilities to provide children with safe drinking water. Not even the principals have access to a computer and the internet.
How does AllKids help schools to improve the quality of education provided to their students?
AllKids works closely with school communities by;
providing teacher support and training
Introducing innovative teaching methods to supplement the government curriculum.
providing education in health and hygiene
creating environmental awareness
Improving infrastructure including the provision of safe drinking water, adequate toilet facilities and electricity to operate lighting and computers.
Projects to date
2013 ; Smach Deng Primary School. 160 metres of concrete drainage channels installed
2014; Smach Deng Primary School. 5000L water supply and storage installed, Renovation of three toilet blocks to provide 12 flushing toilets and 3 urinals. Various classroom renovations
2015; Smach Deng Secondary/High School. Installation of a 50,000L water storage and catchment system. Renovation of 12 toilet cubicles including plumbing to supply water for flushing.
2016; Battrang Primary/secondary School. 5000l water supply fed by solar pump from bore well. 11 toilet cubicles renovated and provided with water for flushing. Smach Deng Primary School - external painting and repairs to 5 classrooms.
Ongoing; Clean School’s program in two major public schools to provide garbage bins, liners and garbage removal service.