Education in Cambodia

We support children, especially the most marginalised, to complete primary school and transition to secondary school or appropriate technical and vocational education and training.

Person, Human, School

Plan International Cambodia and partners work with children’s clubs, student councils, and school support committees to promote accessibility, quality and good governance at schools.

We ensure friendly space and facilities – such as school buildings, breakfast and clean water and sanitation systems – for vulnerable children and students with disabilities, slow learners, and those from indigenous minority groups.

We also provide market-oriented technical and vocational education and training course options for out-of-school children and youth. 

Since 2011, Plan International Cambodia and partners have provided school meals at 1,045 primary schools.

We have utilised the ‘school governance tool’ to promote relationships among students, teachers, parents and local authorities to determine and address school issues at 28 lower secondary schools.

We have supported the implementation of child-friendly school policies at 48 schools and safe school initiatives at 12 primary schools.

Thousand of students living in poverty have received scholarship packages that allow them to continue their education.

To encourage school governance as well as quality learning and teaching, we have set up 250 school committees.

Over 500 child peer educators have been identified and trained to facilitate and lead activities to promote schooling in their respective community.

Our work in this area actively contributes to Sustainable Development Goal 4* on education.

Key targets

  • 2,500 children aged 5-6 learn appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes, and start primary school
  • 300 primary schools sustain increased attendance rates
  • 1,500 of the poorest families support their children to transition into lower secondary school or appropriate vocational skills training
  • 5 provincial training centres provide quality, job relevant skill training accessible to the most marginalised out-of-school youth.


  • World Food Programme
  • Educate a Child
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • Australian Government
  • Plan International Australia, Plan International Canada and Plan International Japan.

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