Easy to Learn
An Easy to Learn (E2L) project was piloted by ChildFund in 13 primary schools in Sangkae District of Battambang between 2017 and 2019 and the final project evaluation revealed that there was still much more to be done.
Funding was then secured to run phase 2 of the project in 12 target primary schools and Children's Action for Development was selected as a new partner. This phase, which was due to begin on 1st July 2020, was delayed because of the Covid19 pandemic and actually started on 1st February 2021. The project runs ends in June 2023.
In 2022, CAD assisted ChildFund to conduct school mapping and enrolment campaigns in 12 schools.
- Improved access to school by 44 disabled children (21F). This included extra classes, food support, health referrals and learning materials.
- Provided gardens in 12 schools - 5 hydroponic gardens and 7 bio gardens.
- Provided extra- learning support in Khmer, numeracy and literacy. We used the Student Councils as peer teachers and librarians taught the slow learners.
- Ran courses to strengthen teacher capacity. These covered topics like code of conduct, child protection, M&E, do no harm, child rights, policy orientation, critical thinking and problem resolution.
- Provided school grants and classroom enhancements in 12 schools. This included toilet and roof repairs, installing gardens and water facilities. Also classroom learning posters and capacity building to Student Council and teachers.
- Set up 12 School Support Committees and Student Councils
- Provided scholarship program to 276 children (school materials, school uniform, school bag, bicycle, food, and child protection program).
The project has ensured that young children acquire basic skills, mainly in reading and Maths, that are the key to all future academic success. Extra support has been provided to poor children and families who cannot access school (e.g. transportation, study materials.)
Access to Technology
The project team drew from New Generation School best practices, including the establishment of e-libraries with tablets and ready access to laptops and library workstations linked to the internet.
Schools were encouraged to utilize life skills programming (e.g., intensive aquaculture) as a source of local school income to continue the program without external support.
Some of activities completed during this project:
Disabled children received extra support
All the schools held enrolment campaigns.