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What We Do

Libraries

Libraries

Libraries are where young learners break the cycle of illiteracy that contributes to poverty for many families in Cambodia. CFC’s libraries encourage learners through group activities, book-borrowing, and special programs.

Five primary school libraries, two junior high, and two high school libraries serve 6,600 students from K-12th grade. The Library Coordinator and her staff train with international teachers and set up programs to promote reading in the library and at home.

How do we do this?

  • Regularly scheduled library classes for each grade
  • Trained full-time librarians at each school, increasing student access and quality of library-use
  • Parents and families come to community reading events
  • High school library research program, the first of its kind in Siem Reap
  • Planned library purchasing, ensuring growth of reading materials

Seeing Results

  • Busy libraries where students borrow books they would otherwise be unable to read
  • Library use increase across the nine libraries at CFC schools
  • Local CFC communities are beginning to invest through buying books for the libraries
  • Approximately 250 adults utilize CFC libraries each year

Goals for the Future

  • Increased community support in Cambodia
  • Libraries stocked with new titles each year
  • Provide CFC’s library training to teachers regionally

Our Impact This Year

  • 2020 Students

    6800

  • Schools

    21

  • Cost to Educate a Child

    $180

  • Meals Served

    2,000,000

  • Toothbrushes Provided

    20,000

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