UWS Chai Thom, Cambodia

For the past four years, UWS Chai Thom School has served families of the Charai tribe in the Andoung Meas region of Ratanakiri, Cambodia, providing a basic education to people who would otherwise have none. Since opening in 2010, the school has developed greatly, with thanks to the staff, pupils and parents of the Portsmouth Grammar School.

UWS Chai Thom School sits at the centre of its village community, bringing people of all ages together to learn. With four classrooms and two qualified teachers, the school is well equipped. On some days, it serves as many as 150 pupils, but attendance is variable. In 2014/15, we’re aiming towards more consistent attendance figures.

This is now one of our ‘complete’ schools, with 4 classrooms, solar power, a teacher house, well, toilet and library. As we go into 2014/15, more work is needed to maintain and develop the school further. Plans include improving library facilities and training a woman from the community as a librarian.

We’re looking forward to working with PGS to continue making a positive impact on this community. Here’s to another year!

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UWS Chai Thom School Specific Improvement Priorities, 2014/15

The school budget for 2014/15 is $7,000.

All figures shown are in US $.

  • Ongoing maintenance – $1,000. Including improvements to the solar electricity system.
  • Ongoing teacher support, development and training – $2,000
  • Learning materials and facilities – $2,000. Classroom resources for the new academic year and improvements to the library are required.
  • Individual school bags and stationery @ $2 per child – $500. We will be equipping all students with their own UWS school bag, containing an exercise book, basic stationery and crayons for drawing.

UWS needs you!

UWS depends on the kind support of partners like PGS and we would love it if you’d join us in our mission to teach the unreached.

If you’re interested in supporting our work, please get in touch via [email protected].

For more information on school partnership see Partner your school, if you are a company looking to sponsor a UWS school see Partner your organisation, or you can make a donation to support our work.

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Chai Thom School, Cambodia

Chai Thom School, Cambodia