EDF Cambodia
Girl and Education
In Cambodia, access to access education is a significant gender issue, especially for the poor and in the rural areas, with far fewer females than males benefiting from education. The gender gap increases with levels of schooling and is especially pronounced from lower survival rates than boys; girls are also significantly in technical and higher education. This is the result of combination of social, cultural and economic factors.

On important reason for the under-representation of girls in secondary and higher education is related to access.  Only a limited number of villages have secondary schools, so attendance means travelling long distance; boys have the option of staying nearby pagoda, but so separate dormitories are provided for girls; girls, in brief, have fewer educational opportunities.

Ms. VIN SOKDAVAN, student of secondary school said that” My home is about 20km from school with difficult access road, especially in the rainy season. She added that: Many students could not continue at secondary school, because they faced with accommodation and their parents could not support them with accommodation.

Many students, as there is dormitory policy for students, have rent rooms to stay and some of them built own dormitory; it is made up of bamboo and palm leaf with very poor living environment.  Living in such situation will absolutely impacts their study and feeling.

To give girls chance for education and to increase girl enrollment at secondary education; facilitation and support are needed such providing scholarship, bicycle as well as building dormitory.

To provide these facilities and supports will effectively empower female to involve social development.  


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