The Back to School Program assists families who cannot afford to send their children to public school. Although public school is officially free for all Cambodian children, families are still required to pay for school uniforms, books and supplies. For many of the poorest families even these costs prevent them from sending their children for an education.
We have learned that effective and regular follow-up of children in the Back to School Program is essential for the program success. This has been ensured through regular weekly visits by the Education Team to each of the 15 government schools we work with, each child is followed up by their social worker.