Education is an essential stake in developing countries to improve the living conditions of people. It allows the development of the physical, intellectual, and moral capacities of human beings. Education allows to pass on knowledge from generation to generation. It is a means of defense and power for people.
But 120 million children do not have access to education, and 2/3 are girls. In fact, in 70 countries, girls do not go to school. They work from their childhood, to bring an additional income to their family. It is an important problem, because the education of women has a real impact on the country. When the women go to school, we notice that there is a fall in the death rate, in malnutrition, in the spread of Aids. Moreover, the economic situation will be better. Women are responsible for the education of their children.
So, they have an important role in the life of their family, and their education has a real impact on the country.
That is why, many governmental and non governmental associations choose to get involved in this cause.
« Toutes à l’ école” is a French association that has been carrying out several actions in Cambodia to improve the education of girls.
Cambodia is a country, where 40% of the population is under 15 years old. The intellectuals and teachers were killed by Khmers Rouges .Today, many children do not go to school, principally girls, through lack of teacher. Moreover, poverty is important in this state, so the parents prefer the girls to work rather go to school. Girls are excluded from schooling.
The association “Toutes à l’ école” has chosen to help this state. The members of the association are voluntary, the founder, Tina Kieffer, is a journalist of the French magazine “Marie Claire”. Their objectives are: to give access to school, to finance the higher education of girls, to provide a qualified teaching, to provide a medical, and nutritional follow up for the children.
In 2006, they built a school in Prek Tmey, they recruited teachers and staff, they employed French teachers,… 96 girls had access to school in 2006.
We wish a good future for this association.
students of the first school « happy chandara school »