People stay in school for an average of 4.7 years in Cambodia.
During the Khmer rouge regime, 1.7 million Cambodians were killed, fewer than 10 percent of teachers survived. The education system was completely and utterly destroyed. The majority of those who survived the Khmer rouge regime are illiterate. People stay in school for an average of 4.7 years. (United Nations Development Programme, 2018). Half of today’s teachers have not finished high school themselves Cambodia is now facing what the world bank calls a learning crisis.
This Learning Crisis video provides a glimpse into education in Cambodia and the work of SeeBeyondBorders. SeeBeyondBorders is a UNESCO award winning organisation.