Cambodia is a developing country in dire need of educational support. In rural Cambodia, a student might start kindergarten with a class of 30 students, but because of a lack of teacher training, not enough money for families to send their children to school, and an insufficient understanding about why education is important, that class will drop to only 8 students by the sixth grade.
To change these statistics, Global ADE began its operation in the Siem Reap Province of Cambodia. Siem Reap, located north of Phnom Penh, is home to the world famous Angkor Wat Complex. Even though the city has a healthy tourist population, more than 50% of the residents of Siem Reap live below the poverty line. This means that more than 50% of people live off of less than 0. 43 cents (USD) per day. In the neighboring villages, less than 10% of children make it to upper secondary school (6th-12th grade). Our partner programs in Siem Reap are serving to combat these statistics and create opportunities for students to continue their education.