While two thirds of Cambodia’s women are literate and the literacy rate is even higher among men, statistics show that nearly half of Cambodia’s children drop out of elementary school, close to 25% of 3rd graders cannot yet write a single word and more than 20% of its female adolescents does not attend school.
Education in Cambodia is free for the first 12 years, but 63% of Cambodian youth are out of school. It is against this backdrop that AMWB begins to nurture students in elementary school, to prevent them from dropping out, and supports them through higher education.
Our Representative in Cambodia
A first generation Cambodian American, Kanley was the first of seven children born and raised in West Oakland. Her parents and brothers are refugees. She and her husband have five children of their own and in her free time, you will find her at home with her family, in her garden growing her own herbs to use in traditional Cambodian dishes, or knitting hats for children and the elderly.
Kanley is an Outreach Worker & Interpreter at ‘Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants, (CERI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the social, psychological, and economic health of refugees from South East Asia and a parter of ‘A More Balanced World in Oakland, California.
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