If you have chance to go deep down in Cambodian rural area, you will witness the undeniable gap between the rich and the poor between people living in urban and rural areas. In some remote schools children are still learning in deteriorated buildings which barely walled and properly thatched. No wonder, there is no class when rain or strong wind comes.
Samlong Primacy School located in District of Santok about one hour and half from Kampong town and an hour from National Road No. 6. There are two classrooms and two teachers operating five classes from grade one to five with students less than a hundred. You may wonder how five grades can be taught with only two classrooms and two teachers. To solve this, combined class was introduced especially in such a remote area where shortage of teachers and classroom are still ones of the main problems.
Deteriorated School Building Which Is Still Being Used When I Visited the School Two Weeks Back.
This school is fortunate to get support from Japanese citizen and now under construction. Hopefully next year, children there can have proper classes with better education. I am simply surprised to learn that most of the students at grade 3 found difficulty in solving some simple subtraction not to say multiplication problems. Without good education, their choices of occupation will be very limited when they are grow-ups.