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, how to connect wirelessly to projectors and how to access the big books and high frequency word slides on the tablets to share with children for learning. They also learnt how to use the Learning Management System on the tablet that they will use to access weekly lesson plans and resources.
Tablets preloaded with Khmer language educational materials developed by the SeeBeyondBorders’ team, and projectors, have been provided to the teachers within the pilot program. SeeBeyondBorders will provide follow-up mentoring to support the teachers as they become familiar in using the technology.
The Educational Technology Program is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Our partnership with ANCP enables us to bring technology to rural Cambodian schools and deliver improved teaching and learning for children in Cambodia.
Commenting on this new pilot program, SeeBeyondBorders’ IT Manager, Ratana Nel said
“Technology is an excellent tool to help teachers improve learning for children. To see children in rural Cambodian schools benefit from technology is wonderful and I believe this project is the first step in the future of technology use in schools in Cambodia.”
We believe the technology will support teachers to improve learning for children. Very little technology is used in Cambodian public schools and we hope this pilot project will be a catalyst for positive change to enhance learning. If you are interested in supporting this project or our work more broadly please contact us today on [email protected]