Kiri Bah Ler, is located in Stung Treng Province, Cambodia and opened in 2015 and is our 31st school in Cambodia.
Most of our school development projects introduce formal education to a community for the first time. We also work with communities who have tried to provide some form of education, but without any trained teachers, safe buildings or resources the result has been meaningless and often dangerous for the children.
Kiri Bah Ler, in Stung Treng Province, Cambodia, is a good example of this. It is a desperately poor community. During a visit, we were shown a derelict building, with no resources or materials available. The building was so unsafe that no children ever attended and the “teachers” themselves were illiterate and couldn’t speak their national language. Consequently, over 200 children living in the village had no opportunity to learn how to read, write and count.
Following discussions with the community leaders, we agreed to build their first school. Construction began in October 2015 and was completed earlier this year, establishing our 31st UWS School in Cambodia.
UWS Kiri Bah Ler School is partnered with Witham Hall School in the UK.
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