Project

Education For All: An Integrated Approach

The Education for All: An Integrated Approach project involves enrolling and retaining children in primary education in all of Cambodia’s 24 provinces with a focus on the ten provinces with the highest number of out of school children (OOSC) and implemented by a 22-member consortium comprised of an array of development partners.

Although enrolling and retaining children in primary education is the core of this project, it also involves enabling physical and financial access to education, research, a sharing network, policy advocacy, and capacity-building of the school support committee (SSC) and the commune council for women and children (CCWC) to lead effective enrolment campaigns and map where the most vulnerable children live. Additional strategies include: addressing parents’ and communities’ stigma toward OOSC; providing remedial education to enable students to catch up and reintegrate into the public system; and addressing structural factors in the education system that impede access such as teacher shortages and incomplete schools.

CCOOSC receives support from institutional donors and works with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport representatives at national, provincial, district, commune, and village level to set up sustainable mechanisms. Moreover, CCOOSC seeks to contribute to the development of the National Guidelines for Inclusive Education to achieve its goals.

Partners

Aide et Action International

EAC has partnered with Aide et Action International in Cambodia to ensure that 57, 372 out of school children in all 24 provinces of Cambodia receive a full course of quality primary education.

Countries

Cambodia

Cambodia

The Kingdom of Cambodia has, over the last decade, enjoyed robust economic growth – GDP is estimated to have grown at approximately 8 percent between 2000 and 2010, and at least at 7 percent since 2011. As such, the government envisions Cambodia entering the realms of lower-middle income country status by 2030 and achieving developed country status by 2050.