Annual Report 2018-2019 - Page 11

We build schools because every child deserves access to quality education and a safe learning environment. Our Building Schools model starts with our strong partnerships with best-practice local NGO’s who have the vision, drive, and community standing to create change in their countries. We provide funding and then our local partners build high-quality schools. Our partners are guided by a bottom-up approach. Community leaders and school committees are engaged in close collaboration and consultation from the early stages of construction. The government also support the process by providing land, teachers and/or curriculum. It is a collaborative process. Upon completion of school buildings, all our donors receive proof of impact reports with photos and GPS coordinates.

We provide primary, high school and tertiary scholarships to children and adolescences. When distributing primary scholarships, our local NGO partners identify students who need support to stay in school. These students receive school supplies, uniforms, backpacks, and a bicycle if they require transportation to get to school. High school and tertiary scholarships are distributed to underprivileged students from rural and marginalised communities who are motivated and academically strong. These students receive full scholarship support which covers all education-related costs, as well as costs for living, and transportation. Classroom of Hope receive regular updates about our scholarship recipients and report to our donors about their progress.

From October 2012 to March 2019, Classroom of Hope adopted UNICEF’s Child-Friendly School (CFS) model which is founded on the principle that educational environments must be safe, healthy and protective, endowed with trained teachers, adequate resources and appropriate physical, emotional and social conditions for learning. The CFS model also promotes inclusiveness, gender-sensitivity, tolerance, dignity and personal empowerment. We used UNICEF’s CFS framework as a holistic approach to education in the Battambang and Kampong Cham provinces of Cambodia for over six years with great success. Moving forward, we will no longer be implementing this program as we will focus our efforts on Building Schools and Scholarships.