proceeding on schedule for new classrooms at Wat Mon Thyean Primary
School in Kok Russey Kang Cherng village, Dan Run commune, Sautr Nikom
district, 35 kilometres from Siem Reap. The "incomplete" primary school
only offers grades 1-4 in two run-down wooden classrooms. Students
travel three or four kilometres further along high-traffic roads for
grades 5-6, so many kids do not complete primary school. The new
classrooms will enable the addition of grades 5 and 6 as well as a
kindergarten and should help improve primary school completion rates.
The project is an initiative of Schools for Children of Cambodia (SCC),
a British-registered charity established in 2003. Work commenced on
June 30 and is slated for completion on October 13. The contractor is
PHV Construction Co Ltd. The US$61,000 cost was provided by the village
community and SCC's private, international donors. A Ministry of
Education, Youth and Sport contribution will pay salaries for teachers
for the additional grades.