Khmer Rouge Survivors Shed Light on the Power of Literacy

September 05, 2017

Literacy, Cambodia

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In 1975, after years of bombing during the American-Vietnam war, the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia. During their nearly four-year regime, schools were eliminated and almost all educated Cambodians were killed. We interviewed survivors of the Khmer Rouge and heard how Room to Read has revitalized their community with school libraries, Khmer storybooks and early-grade reading instruction.

This month for International Literacy Day, stand up for the education of the next generation by starting your own fundraiser for Room to Read at give.roomtoread.org/getactive.

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