Cambodia School Libraries
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Chi He Primary School is located in Phsar Thmei Village, which is 36kilometers southwest of Kampong Cham provincial town. That village is 148kilometers northeast of the Room to Read Country Office in Phnom Penh. Ittakes 4 hours and 40 minutes to travel from the Room to Read office to theschool.
Chi He Primary School serves children in four villages, including Phsar Thmei.The population of these four villages is 3,863, including 2,016 females. Thevillages are located in the lowland region of the Mekong River basin. Theregion has two seasons: the rainy season lasts from May to October, and thedry season lasts the rest of the year. At the end of the rainy season all of thelowland crops are covered by floods. The villagers cannot harvest during thesetwo months and they cannot harvest during the dry season when they planttheir crops. Therefore, there is only a small window during which farmers inthis area can earn a living by farming. Some of the farmers also earn a livingfishing. The few villagers that are not farmers or fishermen are public officers,craftsmen, or venders.
Chi He Primary School
Kindergarten through 6
Number of Students
Female: 222Male: 248Total: 470
Number of Teachers
Female: 9Male: 5Total: 14
Chi He Primary School.Students attending a class.