Velcro Industries Gives Boost to Local School

Public schools in Cambodia are often ill equipped with few resources to aid teachers and students in their work. Now, progress is being made thanks to Velcro Industries, which helped turn an old storage room in the local primary school into a modern teacher resource room unlike any other in the area.

The room has been outfitted with computers, printers and other resources teachers at the school sorely lacked. Representatives from Velcro Industries and CCF, along with local dignitaries attended ceremony.

For years now, CCF has been working with the Steung Meanchey Primary School, which most of our students attend when they aren’t studying at our facilities. This school in the heart of the community represents the opportunity to create a model school that can be replicated throughout Cambodia.

This innovative approach, which involves a top-notch education provided by CCF supplemented by public school lessons, is one of the reasons the 2012 Wise Award for education was bestowed to CCF. By partnering with public schools, we’ve been able to develop the crucial Operation Rescue program. This special curriculum fits two years of schooling into one so that kids who missed out on years of schooling can catch up.

By working with local schools, CCF helps improve the education of all students – not just the ones in our programs.

Below is the before and after transformation of the room.

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