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Student Assessment Evaluation After 55 Weeks of School Closures

In January 2022, we conducted assessments in maths and literacy in 108 schools across Battambang and Siem Reap province. With the help of 60 university student volunteers in Battambang and 20 in Siem Reap, approximately 10,000 students were assessed in test conditions. The results were shared with the classroom teachers so they can understand their …

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Cambodian based staff gather in Siem Reap

In February 2022, SeeBeyondBorders held its first staff retreat in over two years. Our Cambodian-based staff gathered together for four days in Siem Reap to reflect on the past two years, examine our progress as an organisation and have some fun along the way! The retreat provided a valuable sharing opportunity for staff as we …

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SeeBeyondBorders Program Review-United together

Early in December, twenty staff members from SeeBeyondBorders Cambodia  and  five Changemakers gathered in Battambang for the annual program review led by Operations Manager, Blung Phath. CEO, Edward Shuttleworth, joined online to welcome everyone and thank staff for their hard work and achievements. “Today is a great day. All the team have come together to …

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Make a big impact for Cambodian children with The Big Give!

After 55 weeks of school closures in Cambodia, children have returned to the classroom!  Prior to the pandemic there was what was described as a ‘learning crisis’ with only half of Cambodian children in grades 1 and 2 able to read a single word. Now, after nearly 2 years of  children missing out on education …

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Make a splash for Cambodian children!

This December, SeeBeyondBorders Australia Fundraising Ambassador, Carrington Blake, will swim 2.2kms in the open ocean to raise much needed funds for SeeBeyondBorders. Carrington aims to raise $50,000 and, for every dollar donated to his campaign page, his employer, Macquarie Bank, will match the donation giving SeeBeyondBorders up to $100,000 in funds! These funds are vital …

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The Biggest Challenge facing Cambodian Education since the Khmer Rouge

Cambodia is experiencing the largest disruption to its education system since the Khmer Rouge Regime. Total recorded case numbers of COVID-19 in Cambodia have just exceeded 70,000. While this number is comparatively low, 99% of all cases have been recorded in the last four months. The effects of the pandemic on Cambodian people are profound. …

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SeeBeyondBorders Brings Technology to Rural Cambodian Schools

SeeBeyondBorders have started to bring technology to rural Cambodian schools with a pilot  Program – Educational Technology. In January, four teachers, one school principal, one deputy principal and a representative from the District Office of Education (DOE) attended two afternoon workshops in Battambang. During the workshops they were shown how to set up and use tablets, …

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Launching SeeBeyondBorders Ireland

Donations by Monthly Donors €1,502 out of target of €1,500 SeeBeyondBorders Ireland is a newly established charity aiming to build an Irish footprint in support of inclusive education for all Cambodian children. We will support the work SeeBeyondBorders is doing on the ground in rural Cambodia to provide quality education at school. “I am delighted to …

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SeeBeyondBorders has been awarded UK Aid to support their work transforming education in Cambodia

Hundreds of primary school teachers will benefit from peer-to-peer training and mentoring to improve the quality of their teaching, positively impacting the education of thousands of children across Cambodia thanks in part to a UK Aid grant from the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). A mentor and a mentee within a SeeBeyondBorders …

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