The Community Prosper Bank micro loan program and grants from supporters fund these projects.
We provide a variety of facility improvements to our schools, including:
Government teachers receive two years of training and are
then assigned to rural schools often far from their families and home
Our goal is to improve teacher retention, attendance and teaching methods.
To meet these goals we have developed a teaching training program which makes participants eligible for salary supplements.
Once the training is implemented and student progress is measured, teachers are eligible for remuneration. Remuneration is the key to making a teacher training program effective.
Enrichment classes teach practical skills and make school fun. They also improve attendance. Here are a couple of examples:
Em Luot is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge killings of artists and is the teacher of the first rural primary school music program in Cambodia.
He is helping to rebuild the immense amount of culture lost in the occupation and teach children to be creative.
Update: Em Luot recently turned 90 years old and is no longer able to teach the class, so it has been put on hold for the time being.
Sewing class students are instructed in a ten month course where they learn to sew on machines that don’t use electricity.
The course is structured so that most students go on to expand and create small businesses.