A reward for disadvantaged students in Cambodia

Photo of the week

Students in a classroom of the Prek Eng School outside of Phnom Penh in Cambodia (c) GPE/Livia Barton

Last week we visited the Prek Eng School while on mission in Cambodia.  This school is in a rural area of Char Ampov District outside the capital city of Phnom Penh.  A total of 1,958 students currently attend the school for lower and upper secondary grades 7-12.

Prek Eng also has 76 students in Cambodia's national scholarship program which is supported by a US$38.5 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education, the second since 2008. During the visit we met these 14 scholarship students in lower secondary school – nine girls and five boys.  The scholarship program is designed to prioritize poor and disadvantaged children, girls, and those showing promising results on learning assessments. If these children attend school at least 80% of all school days and pass the end-of-year exam they will receive a $60 scholarship. This money will help to pay for school uniforms, notebooks and pens.

East Asia and Pacific: Cambodia

Author(s)

The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat is headquartered in Washington DC and has approximately 100 staff. The Secretariat provides administrative and operational support to all its partners including...

Latest blogs

With support from partners, Afghanistan is reopening schools that had been closed due to insecurity or lack of sufficient facilities. So far, 60 schools have been reopened.
In a personal video message shared on the Malala Fund’s Twitter account, Malala implored “all governments, all countries and all world leaders” to support GPE and help get every girl and boy in...
How can we produce better data on education for developing countries, ultimately resulting in strengthened education systems? This blog proposes to increase demand-side investments through a new...