Programs & Results
Room to Read Cambodia is committed to helping the country rebuild its educational system from the ground up. Our local staff speaks the language, knows the customs and understands the challenges that exist in implementing our various programs there.
Immediately, we found one of the greatest needs in Cambodia to be affordable Khmer-language books to meet the demand of the country’s young readers. With that in mind, the Book Publishing program has been a priority for our Cambodia team since the early days of our operations there.
Outside of Book Publishing, our work in the country includes School Libraries, Girls’ Education, School Construction and Reading & Writing Instruction.
Key partners in Cambodia include: Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE), Khmer Writer’s Association, Kruosa Thmey (KT), Maryknoll, Mith Samlanh/Friends, NGO Education Partnership (NEP), Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA), Soutien à l’Iniative Privée pour l’Aide à la Reconstruction (SIPAR), Asian Foundation (AF), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Tiger Foundation, US Peace Corps, Open Institute (OI), Protect the Earth Protect Yourself (PEPY), the Department of Primary Education, the Department of Secondary Education and the Department of Curriculum Development.