Kuma Cambodia Primary School
Separate website: http://kumacambodia.org
(See the latest updates at https://www.kumacambodia.org/latest-updates)
On June 5th 2012 NAPIC opened a full-time primary school for the most vulnerable children in the area. The school has 130 students. We have fast track classes for older children who never started school and need intensive education before they can join pupils their own age in local schools. The students who have finished 3 grades is transferred to the public school for half day and return to Kuma in the afternoons for additional lessons and activities as well as two meals a day.
The pupils at Kuma Primary School are children who live in total poverty. They often come from families where the fathers have left, or where neither of the parents work. Violence and assault is common, and without our help the children have slim chances of improving their living situation. Some of the children are orphans and live with a relative or a neighbor, often having to work for free for them. Without previous access to school or basic health services many are malnourished.
At Kuma Primary School the full day children receive three nutritious meals every day. They can shower, brush their teeth, rest and get regular health checkups. The school follows the official Khmer curriculum, in addition to subjects like English, music, culture, maths and physical education. The positive change in the children is obvious after only a few weeks, both in appearance and in the will to learn. The children are full of energy and joy of learning, their hair is fuller and their eyes shine more brightly.
The largest contributors to Kuma Primary School the last years has been the parents and students at United World College South East Asia (UWCSEA) in Singapore and John Hatleskog.
UWCSEA teachers contribute with their knowledge and on professional development of our teachers.
In addition students, teachers and parents organize events and fundraisers for individual projects at the school. Since the start of the partnership several groups of students from UWCSEA East have visited Kuma Primary Schools. For more information, visit http://kumacambodia.org
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Norwegian Association For Private Initiative In Cambodia (NAPIC)