How does Australian aid create education opportunities?

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What has Australian aid done for Education?

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How does Australian aid create education opportunities?

Increased enrolment

Learning to read and write is a basic and fundamental human right of every child, and lays the foundation for future learning.

Positive classrooms

Child-friendly learning spaces are vital, so children are excited to come to school and have access to all the resources they need.

Breaks the cycle

Education is the most powerful tool we have to lift communities out of poverty – it means better jobs, higher incomes, and more opportunities.

Australian aid gives kids the chance to learn

through projects like this one

Easy2Learn is an Australian aid project in Cambodia, run in partnership with the Kampuchean Action for Education (KAPE) and ChildFund Australia. It exists to improve literacy levels among children in rural communities; this is how it works…

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The Easy2Learn program has established reading benchmarks for primary students, and prioritises the development child-friendly education methods, to replace the traditional, rote-style learning. Building new libraries, undertaking teacher training and providing new and innovative educational materials is a cornerstone of the project.

Pisey is seven years’ old and attends a school in rural Svay Rieng province where the Easy2Learn project is taking place. She loves the changes she has seen in her school: “I love the library the most, because it has many books. And we have a new vegetable garden and new classrooms. It makes my school more beautiful. And now I am more eager to learn!”

This video shows the power of Australian aid to transform children’s futures through quality education:

Australian aid has improved education for all

4.5 million new Textbooks

Australian aid has provided more than 4.5 million new textbooks to kids in Cambodia.

1.4 million
Children in School

Australian aid has given nearly 1.4 million children in Cambodia, the chance to go to school.


Australian aid has built or upgraded 9000 classrooms across Cambodia.

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