Plan International Cambodia has launched a three-year project to help young children living in remote and disadvantaged areas in Ratanakkiri and Stung Treng provinces receive education and health care services.
The Young Bamboo project, which has a budget of over $1 million, aims to enhance the capacity of parents, caregivers, and preschool teachers to educate and take care of young children, and avoid disease.
The project will be implemented in four districts of Ratanakkiri province, including Bar Kaev, Ou Chum, Ta Veaeng and Veun Sai, and two districts in Stung Treng, including Siem Pang and Thala Barivat districts. The project will run until June 2020.
Speaking at the launch ceremony yesterday, Yi Kimthan, national project manager at Plan International Cambodia, said the project will help children get ready to enter primary school.
“This project does not only include education, but also focuses on health, nutrition, clean water, hygiene and stimulation for young children by supporting and increasing the knowledge of their parents and communities,” he said.
The project will also aim to increase the quality of education for the communities’ kindergarten schools as well.
“Investment in early childhood development benefits the future of each child,” Mr Kimthan said. “It reduces poverty as well.”