Annual Report 2018-2019 - Page 15

SCHOLARSHIPS

787

CHILD-FRIENDLY SCHOOLS

27

We believe that all children deserve access to quality education and that is why we are passionate about distributing scholarships to underprivileged children and youth who would otherwise not be able to go to school. The scholarships we have given out include 620 scholarships through our child-friendly school program, 21 tertiary scholarships for women studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and 146 English language scholarships.

We have been developing child-friendly schools in Cambodia since 2012. This program has been largely supported by our founding partner, Navitas, and implemented by our local NGO partners Children’s Action for Development (CAD) and Kampuchan Action for Primary Education (KAPE). Together, we have trained teachers, built playgrounds, installed clean water facilities and toilets, decreased drop out rates, increased graduation rates and significantly improved the child-friendliness of schools throughout Battambang, Cambodia.