Cambodian Consortium for Out-of-School Children,




Increasing access to quality primary education for some of Cambodia's most disadvantaged children

In 2021: The prolonged closure of schools from March to November has had a significant impact on access to education across the country, including on our operations.

Despite these difficulties, we were able to reach 1,832 out-of-school children, including 44 % girls.

To support this project :

Cambodia: |2019 to 2023| Access and quality of education; Health education; Life education (training and vocational integration); Early childhood education & inclusion.

Provinces of Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kampot, Kandal, Kep, Koh Kong, Kratie, Phnom Penh, Prey Veng, Pursat & Siem Reap.

The aim of the project

The Cambodian Consortium for Out of School Children led by Action Education (formerly Aide et Action) in partnership with Educate A Child, a global programme of the Education Above All Foundation, aims to enroll over 116,000 out of school children in school.

The project directly supports the objectives of the Cambodian Education Strategic Plan 2019-2023 which include ensuring equitable access for all to education services, enhancing the quality and relevance of learning, and providing effective and flexible education services.

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What we did

Key figures

  • We’ve supported 11,298 newly enrolled out of school children, of whom 47 per cent were female, with larger spaces for learning, school materials, and in-kind scholarships for this reporting period.
  • In the first half of 2022, we constructed 1 new school and 6 new classrooms and refurbished 24 classrooms.
  • Other activities included food aid for vulnerable families, remedial learning classes for slow learners or overage students, equivalency classes, and inclusive classes such as multilingual education and accelerated learning classes.

teachers reached through capacity training

multilingual classes for ethnic minority students

children enrolled (47% girls)

awareness-raising campaigns

Our partners

Educate Educate A Child, a global programme of the Education Above All Foundation  . Damnok Toek  . Buddhism for social development action  . Bandos Komar . Kampuchea action to promote education  . Cooperation committee for Cambodia  .  Rabbit School Organisation  .  Heifer Cambodia  .  Youth Star Cambodia  . iLead Education  .  Cambodia Young Men's Christian Association  . Operation Children of Cambodia  . Buddhist Library Cambodian Project  . NGO Education Partnership  . Khemara 

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