EDF Cambodia
Rural Student’s life and Education

Majority of Cambodian children living at the rural area from the economically disadvantaged family have lack change for education; they are the vulnerable children to quit their study if the living situation of their family become harder such as member of family fall sick, disable or pass away.  

EIM RONG, 14 years old, studies at grade 7 at ROTHMONI KIRIUDOM lower secondary school, which locates at BASEDTH district, KAMPONG SPEU province; RONG has three siblings and RONG is the youngest. RONG’s father passed away by HIV and his mother leaving home then to prevent the discrimination in her commune bringing elder brother at the age of 4 to keep him at children center; she has disappeared.  

RONG and eldest sister have lived with grandparents who have suffered blood pressure, this situation forced his elder sister to quit school at grade 7 to find job at another area; she can send money home 400,000Riel (U$100) every month; it is very small amount for supporting 3 persons per month.

RONG, though living in poverty, goes to school regularly, and wishes to be a teacher at lower secondary school. He, after school time and holiday, has to find job at neighbors’ homes to get income to support his family and study.

RONG, living in such situation, is one of vulnerable students who will quit school if there is no support for his study. 

To help RONG to reach his dream is only to support education for him; to support education is to donate him valuable treasure for human.


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