We've worked in Cambodia since 1991, strengthening inclusive education systems and supporting people to develop secure and resilient livelihoods.
Since 2017, over 1 million children in rural schools have benefited from improved planning and management systems.
8,080 farmer households are now benefiting from increase yields and improved access to markets.
Since 2018, we've trained 750 farmers to improve their yields through adopting the Sustainable Rice Platform growing standards.
In partnership with the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, we work to increase the capacity of teachers, school managers and other stakeholders in the education system, supporting them to develop and deliver high-quality, result-based and inclusive education plans. Our volunteer advisers provide expert coaching and training on child-centred teaching methods, alongside practical on-the-job support and mentoring – in total benefiting over 1 million children in rural schools since 2017.
This capacity-building approach has proved to be so successful that research conducted by the Royal University of Phnom Penh found that our Basic English Language project – which increases the ability of practitioners to teach English - was as effective for students as private tuition.
Supported by the FCDO and corporate partner Accenture, our Improving Market Access for the Poor (IMA4P) project in Battambang works to empower agricultural collectives and smallholder farmers – including women and young people – to develop a greater and more secure source of income. We train farmers and support them to adopt new, more productive growing techniques as part of the UNEP’s Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) – a global initiative which promotes more sustainable agricultural practices and a fairer economic model for rice growers.
So far, we’ve supported over 3,000 farmers to adopt these techniques which, combined with training and business skills development, lead to more secure and profitable contracts with major buyers.
We work with a number of partners including the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the EU, Accenture, MoEYS, UNICEF, SIDA, GPE, and USAID.
If you are interested in supporting our work, or if you have another query, get in touch:
Address: VSO Cambodia, PO Box 912, Phnom Penh
Tel: +855 (0) 23 882 758
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