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September Inspiration - Success story for our Preschools

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This month we would like to share a success story from the field. Begoña Iturregui was one of our on-site volunteers in Pursat for 7 months. During her time with us, she participated in different projects, mainly related to education. Her main focus was teaching English and conducting science workshops in the SLMS school in Pursat town. Students loved her workshops and had a lot of fun doing experiments. However, it was during her visits to different preschools that she realized that small children were having some urgent needs.

Thanks to research we now know that the first six years of a child's life are key for the development of the human brain. But to be able to reach it's full capacity, the brain needs to be nurtured from an early age. Unfortunately, parents in Cambodia struggle to provide their children with this much needed education before they start attending school so children lack of cognitive stimulus. That is why Sustainable Cambodia supports a number of community …

A brighter future for students in Kravanh district

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One of the main problems with students dropping-out of school is poverty. In the surrounding areas of Phnum Kravanh district, one of Sustainable Cambodia's more remote locations, poverty is widespread and many families cannot afford to buy school supplies for their children, provide transportation for children that live far away from the school, or afford supplementary classes if the child needs it.
To help those rural students to stay in school and developed, in 2008 Sustainable Cambodia, with the helped of the TRIVANI Foundation, opened "The Kravanh Bright Future Center" (KBFC). This was the first expansion of SC Education Program beyond the Sylvia Lasky Memorial School in Pursat Town. 
KBFC is an after school education center where students receive free supplementary classes, school supplies, study materials, and bicycles so they can attend classes. 
In 2008, KBFC started with 2 teachers and 85 students, but with the help of our sponsors and supporters, now it has 6 full…