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StarKids and World Vision are helping children access better education by supporting them with activities such as reading camp

Living in Cambodia’s Takeo province, nine-year-old Phea is the eldest child in her family of five. After a week at school, Phea spends an hour every Sunday in a reading camp. For Phea, the best part of reading camp is playing with other children, singing songs and reading books.

Cambodia’s most vulnerable children can’t take education for granted. However, the community is working closely with government authorities and not-for-profit agencies to improve the education system, particularly in preparing children from ages three to six for a successful transition to primary school.

Reading camp gives children such as Phea an added boost by providing them with access to child-friendly spaces to practise reading outside of school to help with their spelling and basic grammar.