Poorer children are at greater risk of dropping out of school
In Cambodia, there are 50 to 60 pupils per class and they only attend school for half days, either in the morning or afternoon. It is therefore very difficult to study well! Teachers offer extra classes, which are almost essential to study properly, but they have to be paid for.Therefore the education system leads to the premature exclusion of the poorest children, often from primary school onwards.
The Cambodian Ministry of Education reported a few years ago that 20% of children in primary school drop out before the end. 44% of children of secondary school age do not go to school. And of those who do, the vast majority do not complete their studies. At secondary school level, only 25% of youngsters of this age have access to secondary school and 8% drop out along the way.
Encouraging children's education through school support
In order to fight against poor children dropping out of school and to develop their chances of success in their education, Pour un Sourire d'Enfant has set up support classes for the children most at risk of dropping out.
These support classes take place on a half-day basis, in the morning or afternoon, depending on the school hours of the children concerned.Primary school children study Khmer language and mathematics. Secondary school children also study physics and chemistry and have biology classes for the last three years of school.
Sponsorship, a sustainable solution for the education of the poorest
Sponsorship allows us to support the schooling of children in Pour un Sourire d'Enfant’s programmes. It is an effective, sustainable and concrete solution! Thanks to your generosity, we can make the commitment that we will help the poorest children in Cambodia until they complete their studies and find a job and integrate with dignity into Cambodian society.
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