Knowledge is Power

On September 2015, the United Nations launched 17 new #GlobalGoals for Sustainable Development. Global Goal 4 is quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

Although World Bank estimates suggest that Cambodia achieved the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty in 2009, there are still many challenges to address.

Human development, mainly in education and health, remains a priority for Cambodia. About 42% of children under 5 years old are malnourished and stunted. Youth (age group between 15 and 30 years old), makes up 33% of the population*, which represents a significant young labour force. An estimated 300,000 young Cambodians** enter the labour market every year, but often they do not have the required skills to meet the needs of the labour market. Therefore, equipping young people with quality education and skills is crucial to ensure that Cambodia moves towards improved equality and wealth for its citizens. The development of skilled human resources with quality, ability and virtue is a key priority for Cambodia.

Education is key to achievement of Cambodia’s long-term vision to build a peaceful country with political stability, security and social order, long-term economic growth, sustainable development and equity, improved living standards and reduced poverty.

At Sustainable Cambodia we believe that knowledge is power, and we want every child to have access to quality education in order to create a highly skilled workforce. We are focusing on providing quality education and access to basic education to many children from different ages that live in rural areas. 
We work hard to ensure that our preschool, primary and secondary children receive the education they deserved, and that enrolment rates keep going up.

Our teachers, supporters, volunteers and staff efforts and support are contributing towards the achievement of the #GlobalGoals and are making valuable contributions to help Cambodia get a developed country status.

Join us in our journey of providing quality education to Cambodian children and follow our progress towards a better future for the next generations.

*[MOEYS, National Policy on Development of Cambodian Youth]

** [UNCT’s Common Advocacy Point, 2011]


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