Hi, my name is Sokheng.
I’m 11 and in the 2nd grade
I go to the Toul Kork Catch Up School.
When I grow up I want to be a doctor so when my family is sick I can help them.
Opened in 2012
61 students enrolled
40 boys and 21 girls
Student-teacher ratio of 15:1 compared to the 46:1 nationwide average.Some of the children in the program are not attending regular school. Many families cannot afford to pay for school expenses such as books, supplies, uniforms, transportation, and informal fees that many teachers demand from their students and children often quit school to work and support their families.
Some of the students are repeating the same grade level in regular school because they have not achieved competency in reading, writing and math.
Nearly half of the students are behind in their grade level.
- Role: Toul Kork Catch Up School Coordinator
- How long have you been with Asian Hope? Since 2012
- What do you love about your job? "We're not just helping them with math and Khmer," Sila says. "We are also helping to build their character through Bible class and learning about Jesus Christ."
- What do you want for your students’ future? "My dream is not just for some of the kids," he says. "But that every single one of them will go onto college, and have a good job and that they'll take that faith with them."