In Cambodia, CARE has over 20 years of experience working with Indigenous and marginalized communities within the education sector. CARE has been leveraging the trust of national and local governments and Indigenous and marginalized communities to strengthen inclusion and employment opportunities for the most vulnerable groups, including persons with different abilities, ethnic minorities, migrant children, and youth.
CARE’s work in education began by improving literacy rates and building upon earlier initiatives for girls. CARE’s work now spans 5 provinces including Ratanak Kiri, Mondul Kiri, Stung Treng, Kratie, and Preah Vihear.
To build inclusive education systems, CARE takes a holistic approach and works in close partnership with the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport to ensure the impacts are sustainable by building them into national education policy.
CARE’s primary focus is on adolescent empowerment including sexual and reproductive health, 21st-century skills, school governance and accountability, and education systems strengthening, all leading to youth employability.
Watch the video below to learn about the Education for Ethnic Minorities Project funder by Lyreco.