Most of our students are raised in slum huts, with no electricity or plumbing. Therefore they have no access to hardware or technology in their home environments.
In the public Cambodian school system, young children have no access to computers at all. It is not introduced into the curriculum until Grade 10, where teenagers only have the chance to learn for one hour per week. This is not nearly enough class-time to learn the basics and the classes are over-crowded and the resources are often broken. (Less than 25% of children actually reach Grade 10)
Computer literacy is not only an important skill needed by our students for employment in 21st century workplaces, but personal access to technology brings young people into contact with the broader world. Technology today is a powerful development tool, used in the global battle in global education, livelihoods and health.
Over the past decade technology has transcended poverty, race and economics to become a driving force in the lives of people across the world.