Extracurricular Programs for Primary Students
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|Requested Item||Item Cost||# of Items||Total|
Computer and English Teachers' Salaries
|*Project Support (Mira)||12%||$276|
|Project Total, including project support||$2576|
*Donation includes: (a) secured credit card processing via PayPal and (b) administration and technology to ensure this project reaches goal
About this Project:
For the past six years, one of Mira’s partner schools in northern Cambodia has run a successful extracurricular program of English and computer classes. Well over 1000 rural low-income children have benefited from these at no cost to their families at all.
Why are these classes significant? English language skills are vital to rural children in order to achieve gainful employment, to go on to higher education like college, university, or vocational training and to avail themselves of textbook knowledge and online research. IT skills are also vital to rural children. Most have no access to private PCs or tablets, thus no chance to learn and practice Khmer and English typing, or software programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-point, Publisher and Photoshop. These skill-sets not only advantage the student but help their families’ businesses as well.
To continue these offerings, Mira is sourcing funds for the salaries of the computer and English teachers who will be re-instating the classes. After nine months of no school in compliance with shutdowns during the Covid era, hundreds of children are eager for a chance to study again.
Securing this program for 2021 will enable approximately 250 children to receive free classes five times per week throughout the coming year!
Gifts of all sizes are warmly welcomed.
About This Organization:
Per FCC – “FCC is recognized by the Cambodian government with MOUs from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Education, Youth, and Sports. Our activities include: translation, production and distribution of children’s books, and assisting a shelter for minor girls rescued from sexual exploitation and domestic violence. We provide English, computer and art classes; rice and cooking gas monthly, and weaving looms and sewing machines for vocational training. We built and maintain a second story with bedrooms and lavatories. At a primary school in Siem Reap, we built and furnished an IT lab, teacher’s office, 3-classroom school building and student lavatories. 300+ students benefit from our English, computer and sports training. 60 students benefit from our assisting a village school. We operate a hostel for 20 rural boarding students earning their post graduate degrees. We also help with the annual Cambodian Special Olympic Games.”