HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Tabitha built a total of 105 schools from 2010. Tabitha provides the building, desks, blackboards, a well, toilets and a metal flagpole -
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.