The Librarary Project
Sala Monkey Primary School is in the process of building a library and music center at our school located in the rural Cambodian province of Kep.
Sala Monkey is a non-profit primary school located in rural Kep, Cambodia. We provide tuition-free, 21st-Century education to 100+ Cambodian children, primarily from underprivileged families in our community.
We received a very generous $25,000 donation from our education partner, Mr. Jo Yahich to kick things off with construction of the library and performing arts building. The total estimated cost of the project will run approximately $40,000+ which includes the completion of the building, furniture, computers, book supply, interactive whiteboard, video screen, various library resources, school librarian salary, etc., In summary: Building, furnishing and operating the library and performing arts building.
Our goal is to match the generous $25,000 donation from our partner, Mr. Jo.
This will be the first modern school and community library here in the Kep Province! The entire first floor will be dedicated library space and will include both physical and digital books along with a computer lab.
Our mission is to not only provide literary material, but to develop the reading skills of all children here in Kep. As the 2nd/3rd grade teacher, founder/school director here at Sala Monkey Primary School and former volunteer English teacher at the local government secondary school, I know just how great the need is for a public library.
The library will provide a wonderful opportunity for the children to develop English fluency as well as strengthen their reading skills in their native language, Khmer.
Here at Sala Monkey Primary School, we have an intensive English literacy program and many of our students find achieving literacy in English much easier than Khmer.
Of course, we want all of the children to achieve a high-level of literacy in both languages!
The library portion of the project will not only provide books, computers, and other physical resources, but we will offer our own English literacy program to all children and work to develop a sustainable program for Khmer literacy with skilled local teachers. We will offer classes and tutoring for those students who continue to struggle in order for the students to achieve success!
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