We wanted to help students improve their Khmer literacy with a tailored learning initiative.
We first tested the Khmer literacy skills of 1,100 students from Grade 1 to Grade 7 and discovered that while some of them could read and write Khmer alphabets, 83% of the tested Grade 7 students failed to understand basic articles or write simple sentences in Khmer.
With these findings, we deduced that the best way to improve the application and understanding of the Khmer language perhaps was through a targeted learning course, which we would like to call it “Booster” for the 125 much needed help Grade 7 students.
We envisage each “Booster” will revolve around activity-based learning instead of just the conventional copying and memorising.
Hope this will enable students to fully immerse themselves in the Khmer language through an interactive and social learning environment. This will also empower them to have more ownership over their actions and more importantly, realise that their literacy challenges can be overcome with exposure to the right learning materials.
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Literacy skills, being able to read and write, is a tool used when children receive and interpret information. It opens the doors to more educational and employment opportunities so that people are able to uplift themselves from poverty.