Dec 1st, 2023 12/01/23 | News

It’s Tomorrow Academy!

CCF’s Toul Ampil Satellite School is transformed into Tomorrow Academy

In an exciting update, Cambodian Children’s Fund Toul Ampil satellite school has been transferred into the Tomorrow Academy (TA) to renew a sense of pride among students and staff.

The new school name is effective from 1 December 2023.

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CCF Founder Scott Neeson (left in black) and Sokchannoeurn Kram, CCF’s Country Manager, (right in red) at the opening of Tomorrow Academy

The name was selected after brainstorming sessions with TA students and staff.

The name is an action statement incorporating elements of CCF’s ‘tomorrow leaders’ messaging.

From the start of the new Cambodian academic year in early December, Tomorrow Academy students will be full-time and no longer attend public school.

A survey among students gave an unequivocal result - 99% wanted to study full-time at CCF and not continue at public school. The change was also discussed with parents.

Tomorrow Academy will work with the National Curriculum as the government requires, incorporating the CCF curriculum adapted to student learning capacity.

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Tomorrow Academy launched 1 December 2023
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By offering an individualized education plan, we can better equip students from TA with the right skill set

— Sokchannoeurn Kram, CCF’s Country Manager.

The school will offer a more personalized approach with an education tailored to individual student needs to provide a foundation for TA students to thrive, whether through continued education, technical vocational training, or successful entry into the workforce.

“By offering an individualized education plan, we can better equip students from TA with the right skill set built around their capabilities to help them fulfill their potential,” said Sokchannoeurn Kram, CCF’s Country Manager.

TA students completed Grade 12 this year, the first cohort from the school to take the National Exam, scoring a 69% pass rate.

Tomorrow Academy’s mission statement says: ‘Our mission is to provide an engaging learning environment that embraces constructivist principles, a sense of responsibility, and empowering students to develop foundational literacies while fostering curiosity, persistence, and lifelong learning to prepare them for success in a career that suits them OR college readiness according to their potential.’

Students and staff were also involved in the new Tomorrow Academy uniform and staff outfit, choosing colors and design.

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L: TOP: Tomorrow Academy teachers pose in the new school staff outfit

Feedback has shown that students feel the new uniform gives them a sense of belonging and collective pride.

Students and staff have also been involved in a school beautification project. The garden area has been opened up to improve space and flow. Repainting is underway with the participation of students to foster a sense of ownership and community. Students were also involved in an art project to paint a wall at the school, collaborating on design and colors.

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L: TOP: The garden space at Tomorrow Academy has been opened up
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Tomorrow Academy aims to make students feel proud of their identity, offering inspiration and motivation to be in school

— Lach Savy, Chief Operating Officer at CCF

Toul Ampil Satellite School was built in 2012 and funded by Credit Suisse. The school can accommodate approximately 300 students in secondary comprehensive programs with Math, Science, and English subjects taught.

As part of the Tomorrow Academy rebrand, students have been assessed to determine their academic ability and potential. Students identified as better suited to vocational training will be nurtured down this route as a proven pathway into the workforce.

“Tomorrow Academy aims to make students feel proud of their identity, offering inspiration and motivation to be in school, leading to improved attendance rates,” said Lach Savy, Chief Operating Officer at CCF.

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Tomorrow Academy aims to inspire teachers and students
Written by

Kate Ginn

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