The results of the project show that it has been highly successful. Children’s reading scores have almost tripled through their involvement in the project and they are now more motivated than ever to read.
One student says: “I feel satisfied and happy to learn in this new way, as I didn’t have the opportunity to learn together with other Khmer students previously, whereas now I do.”
It is not only the young students who have benefitted. The project has also improved the relationship between ChildFund Cambodia and school teachers, and parents are now playing an active role in their children’s education by improving the school grounds and using games to teach their children to read at home.
Due to these successes, ChildFund has now expanded the project to other schools in Svay Rieng Province, which will enable more children to reap the benefits of improved literacy.
This project is supported by the Australian Government’s aid program.