UWS Kah School, Cambodia

Opened in 2011 in the Andoung Meas region of Ratanakiri, UWS Kah School serves families of the Kachock tribe, one of the smaller groups in the area.

Currently, the school at Kah village has two trained teachers, with limited on-site teacher accommodation. At times, teacher attendance has been an issue, but improving this is an immediate priority for UWS and the local District Office. The school will receive two new teachers for the 2014/15 academic year.

Additional upcoming plans for UWS Kah School include building a new teacher house, rewiring the solar equipment and updating the self-learning centre. We also plan to train a local woman as a librarian, as well as equipping all students with their own UWS school bag, containing an exercise book, basic stationery and crayons for drawing. With these additions we can look forward to a successful future for the Kah community.

UWS needs you!  Kah school is currently seeking a sponsor

In order to carry out these plans, we’re looking for a Partner School to support UWS Kah School. Partner Schools are aligned to and believe in the UWS mission, and commit to action with us. Each partnership is bespoke and designed around what Partner Schools need and what they have to offer.

If your school is interested in supporting our work in this way, please get in touch via [email protected]

For more information on school partnership see Partner your school, or if you are a company looking to sponsor UWS Kah school see Partner your organisation.

UWS Kah School Specific Improvement Priorities, 2014/15

The school budget for 2014/15 is $8,000.

All figures shown are in US $.

  • Upgraded teacher house – $2,000
  • Ongoing teacher support, development and training – $1,000
  • Updated teaching resources and learning equipment – $2,000
  • Individual school bags and stationery @ $2 per student – $500

See more images from Kah village in our Flickr gallery

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bridge crossing the Sesan River at Andoung Meas

This is the new bridge crossing the Sesan River at Andoung Meas giving us easy access to Jong School, Chea Thom School, and Kah School (and an easy exit route for the hard woods of Virachey Park). It was opened last year by the Prime Minister with much self praise and congratulations. Looks good but the sharper eye will notice that the centre support column is missing. During the floods large trees being washed down took part of the bridge support with it.
We went to cross it today but found it only open to the bravest of moto drivers. We had to take the 4×4 across by the old ferry at a cost of $50 return (small price to pay to disrupt the logging of virgin rainforest).
The good news is that the schools we visited are in excellent health. Chea Thom had over 100 children across two classroom when we were expecting to find the school still closed due to the flood damange. Jong has new teachers who have cleaned and primed the school. Great start!