Reading in schools
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Reading in schools

Support the implementation of the national school library policy at different levels of education.

For 26 years, Sipar has been creating and developing school library projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Cambodia, leading to the institutionalization of the program at national level as well as the establishment of a national library policy in primary schools.

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School libraries are now recognized as a complementary and vital resource for programmes, reinforcing pupil learning and developing their curiosity and creativity.

On the strength of this collaboration, Sipar is continuing its action in the school field:

  • In nursery schools : to compensate for the lack of educational material in community nursery schools run by the communities and parents – Sipar sets up reading corners and provides technical support to the educators.
  • In primary schools : today our main aims are to reinforce school library standards and to train librarians. Sipar is also continuing its work together with the NGO Room to Read and SVA (Shanti Volunteer Association), to support the Primary Training and Program Development Departments of the MEJS to achieve and disseminate school library standards throughout the country, enabling primary school principals and parent-teacher  committees to have common criteria for setting up and running  a library in their school.
  • In secondary schools : Sipar and the Program Development Department  of MEJS have set up a network of 9 school reference libraries to support and encourage initiatives to create libraries in other secondary schools.
  • Within provincial pedagogical schools (training centers for future primary school teachers) : following the implementation of  the teacher training curriculum on “libraries and children’s books”, Sipar encourages student teachers by providing them with books which they will be able to use in their future classes.

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A few figures

  • 11 reading corners in nursery schools
  • 300 libraries in primary schools (200 000 beneficiaries)
  • 9 reference libraries
  • Support for 19 provincial pedagogical schools


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