In Brief: School soon to have new buildings

In Brief: School soon to have new buildings

Construction is

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.


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