Adopt a kindergarten 2

  • Where: KRO BEI RIAL, CAMBOGIA
  • What we do: KINDERGARTEN
  • To who: 150 CHILDREN
  • What you can do: DONATE 10€ A MONTH

Title of the project

Adopt a kindergarten 2

Place of the action

Kro Bei Riel, Puok District, Siem Reap – Cambogia

Description of the context

The province of Siem Reap is very poor and the level of school attendance is dramatically low. The rate of malnutrition is among the highest in Cambodia: 63% of children suffer from chronic malnutrition and 47.5 % are underweight . The infant mortality rate is among the highest in the country ( as much as 15 %). The literacy rate , both for children under 8 years and under 16 years of age , is among the lowest in the country , as well as the completion rate of primary and secondary school . The province also has the highest level of adults who say they have never received any kind of education, a signal that reveals a probable lack of interest of families to support the education of their children. Rural areas in the province of Siem Reap , including the District of Pouk, are the target areas of the project, where the life conditions are dramatic. The support from the Government and from NGOs working in Siem Reap is not sufficient to meet the needs of the local population. The nursery school built by Anladi and managed efficiently by the SHCC, the local partner of the project, aims at improving the school attendance rate in the area. Children have also the opportunity to meet peers who live in the surrounding areas; they can learn the basic rules of hygiene, nutrition and can be stimulated intellectually through pre-school education (due to the extreme poverty of the families of the villages of this area, children have no access to books or toys). Snacks administered in kindergarten, together with courses for adults on the proper use of food available in the area, contribute to raising the nutritional level of the community.

The project

The construction of a kindergarten in the village was completed with private funds. The management of the kindergarten is carried out by the association SHCC ( Self Help Community Centre ), our local partner in the project and by the community itself.
These local actors provide the necessary human resources for the implementation of the project, but do not have the funds required for the purchase of furniture, material and consumables. SHCC does not have funds for the recruitment of two teachers, for the purchase of snacks and of materials for the garden ( tools, seeds , etc. ). Anladi, after having constructed the building, decided to provide SHCC the funds necessary for the educational activities for three years. The project also aims at recruiting two teachers, to furnish two classrooms with desks and chairs , to purchase educational books , games, pencils, notebooks etc. Anladi will provide the necessary funds for the running costs of the kindergarten in order to ensure that it is opened from 7am until 5pm, from Monday to Friday, with 8 classes per day ( 4 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon ). The beneficiaries of the project are 240 children from 3 to 5 years old belonging to the poorest families in the village and their parents, a group of mothers involved in the management of the center, and all the families living in the village , especially their children. The objectives of the project are:
1) To offer a free pre-school preparation for children in the region of Kro Bei Riel, buying educational toys, books and creative materials to support the development of pre-school children. Recruiting two teachers.
2) To minimize the risk of infection and disease in children living in rural villages in the region, offering them a safe environment during the day and giving children and their families notions of hygiene and nutrition.

Achieved results

We obtained the ownership of the land adjacent to the old AnlaDi kindergarten: we have now requested three quotations for the construction of the new kindergarten and for the preparation of the site (land leveling). In the next months, one of our volunteers will travel to Cambodia to closely follow the construction work of the 3 classrooms of the kindergarten.