The spread of COVID-19 has affected Cambodia and Kuma, just like the rest of the world. The government ordered all schools in Cambodia to close on 16 March and Kuma immediately followed suit. But we remain proactive.
We have given lessons in hygiene to students and their families. We also have arranged online group chats for parents so that homeroom teachers can share new lessons every day.
While not all parents have smart phones, this has so far been an effective way to keep the learning going. We're seeing that these lessons are spreading even to families without smart phones, which is great.
We are so proud of our students, and you can see for yourself with these videos. They continue to take their lessons seriously.
Nothing will stop them!
If you like to support them, you can donate through Give Asia.
Each day Kuma students are picked up from their villages using an assortment of tuk-tuks and other vehicles. Without this transportation, most kids would not be able to make the trip to the school.
The school tuk-tuk has become old and often breaks down. They also have to rely on calling other tuk-tuks for support.
We are looking for donations to help the school replace with a school bus with a much bigger capacity. The cost of the bus is around USD 18,000. Any amount of donation would be helpful. If this draws your interest as an opportunity to support Kuma, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.