Imagine as a child you would have never heard a story or read a book. Do you remember how you read yourself into a different world, discovering amazing things, every new chapter a new adventure?
This experience is absolutely crucial in the development of young lives, slowly transforming young people into knowing, confident adolescents and adults.
Our libraries do not only provide books and other learning material, they also function as a safe place for kids to retreat, socialize, play, learn, and read in a country where there are hardly any such places.
In early 2017, during the second phase of the construction of the school building in Bech Khlok, a well equipped library was also established. To have a library in a primary school in Cambodia is extraordinary, and to have one in a school in a remote settlement near the jungle is amazing! This fact was duly mentioned and praised by representatives of the Cambodian Ministry of Education when the school was opened.
Through the library, we want to inspire the children to discover the joy of reading, imagination and learning. But this Bech Khlok library offers so much more than just books!It is an important meeting point for all children in the wider area. They can read and hear exciting stories, play, do homework, tinker and much much more!
The library has a nice collection of Cambodian books, board games, art and craft materials and provides more ways of studying through reference books and audio visual aids.
For these children, living in dire circumstances with no distraction from daily hardship, the library is an oasis of peace and a welcome escape into a different world, if even for just a couple of hours.
As this library is achieving so much for these underprivileged children, we would like to expand this project to the primary school in nearby Arai Village.
created to encourage creative thinking
iPad's for learning games
our libraries are also a place for arts and crafts