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 program run through a lesson evaluation in a Cambodian school.

The funding, provided by the UK government, will help SeeBeyondBorders to implement their Embedding Mentoring project which will:

  • Coach and support the District Office of Education to take ownership of the mentoring and continued professional development of their teachers;
  • Improve the quality of lessons delivered by teachers in Cambodian primary schools;
  • Contribute to improved learning outcomes of primary school children in the district, and
  • Showcase a simple model for developing teaching communities of practice for other districts.

SeeBeyondBorders’ Chief Executive Officer, Edward Shuttleworth, said: “We are delighted with the funding from the UK Government’s Small Charities Challenge Fund, which will enable us to move forward with our strategy to make a lasting contribution to education system development in Cambodia.”

“Our work over the past 11 years has focused on simple yet effective ways to train teachers and embed that learning through peer-mentor support in the classroom, proving that these simple steps can transform learning sustainably.”

“We are looking forward to working with the team at the FCDO as we support the District Office of Education in Cambodia to take responsibility for training and mentoring teachers in their area, drawing together the various elements of our work into an approach that is readily replicable across the country.”

SeeBeyondBorders won the UNESCO Hamdan Award (2016) for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers, and the mentoring approach pioneered by the charity has been incorporated into the national education reform strategy.

SeeBeyondBorders’ work contributes to Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensuring Quality Education For All.

A Cambodian classroom that benefits from peer mentoring with SeeBeyondBorders.

For further information or images contact Edward Shuttleworth (CEO), [email protected]

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