Written by our Cambodia Team.
November Program in Supplementary Education Class Centre.
In November after moving the supplementary education classes from the villages, back in to the classrooms, additional health measures were adopted from the Ministry of Health. This means in each class the students have their temperatures checked, must wear a mask and wash their hands before classes.
Breakdown of student numbers across the 3 supplementary education classes:
- Centre 1: 162
- Centre 2: 70
- Centre 3: 146
Total across all centres: 378 students. This shows a total increase of 69 students since October!
Closing the Supplementary Education Class Center (SEC).
On November 30th, there was a COVID-19 infection in Cambodia from an individual working in the government sector. Due to the number of people the individual had come into contact with and their travel, the government announced restrictions including school closures for two weeks, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
Online classes – SEC.
Due to the school closures, our supplementary education classes have moved online to support the students to continue learning and studying. Many students are unable to engage in online learning as they don’t have access to a phone. The teachers are trying hard to continue teaching and the sharing of knowledge to students who don’t have a chance to go to school. Our current schedule for workshops includes Khmer literature, English and Mathematic classes.
Meeting with Director at Samnaos primary school (planning for workshop delivery in January).
This month (November) we met with the Director of one of our partner schools to discuss and plan for upcoming workshop delivery in January. The workshops will cover a range of topics such as education, health and environment. We will begin to see registrations for students coming through from the middle of December for the new term beginning on January 11th in 2021.
In November, Cambodia confirmed one more local COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of infected people linked to the first-ever community transmission to 39. Since Friday the country has recorded a total of 359 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with no deaths and 309 recoveries, the Ministry of Health has reported.