TABITHA PROGRAMME

SCHOOLS

Dreams Of Achieving An Education

EMPOWERING YOUNGER GENERATIONS THROUGH THE SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

HOW DOES IT WORK?

105 schools have been built through the Tabitha Schools Programme from 2010 to date.

As families begin to meet their basic daily needs through the Family Savings Programme, they often turn to dreams of achieving an education for their children.

Cambodia suffers from an acute shortage of schools, particularly in rural areas. Only 1 in 5 primary school children attend two or more years of school. At the secondary level, attendance drops to 1 in 12 school-age children.

Tabitha provides funding and other assistance to build and equip schools, and then hands over the ownership and responsibility for the running of these schools.

The Schools Programme relies on close cooperation between Tabitha, the local communities, the provincial government and the national government (via the Ministry of Education).

The cost for building a school is about US$55,000 for a 6-classroom modular block with toilets and a water well. A full-size school of 12 classrooms (1 per grade level) costs approximately US$100,000.

Highlights

Tabitha liaises with the village, commune, district chiefs and a representative of the Ministry of Education.

A wealthy villager often donates land for a school, or if there is a run-down school, this land is used.

The land is transferred to the national government and ear-marked for a school.

Tabitha Cambodia works closely with Tabitha organisations worldwide to raise funds for the project.

Once funding is received, Tabitha arranges for local contractors to build the school, with support from local villagers.

When complete, the school is gifted to the national government to run and maintain.

Tabitha Schools - 2018

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