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including bamboo and wood, as well as labor for the khosts. These spacescan then be used for students to read outside when the library is open andduring holidays. Room to Read Cambodia further engages families and othercommunity members in the following ways:
Building the capacity of the local department of education officials,head teachers, and field facilitators to conduct activities to engagefamily members and other community members through meetingsheld quarterly.
Conducting reading awareness and library campaigns in thecommunity.
Inviting parents to visit the library, participate in events, and makedecisions regarding the sustainability of the library.
Resources Provided by Community
15.00% of total
Monitoring and Support
Obtaining Legal Clearances and Titles
Construction Materials; Skilled LaborThe School Libraries team works hard to select the most appropriate andengaging reading materials to stock the libraries. Because of a nationwide
scarcity of children’s books
in Cambodia, especially books for early readers,the Room to Read Book Publishing program works closely with the SchoolLibraries team to help supplement the books we purchase from Cambodianretailers and publishers
or receive through Room to Read’s global English
book donation program. Many of the books provided to libraries in Cambodiaare selected with the government curriculum in mind, which helps ensure thebooks are useful to teachers, support the learning objectives of the school,
and help improve the children’s educational achievements. Room to Read has
provided the following books and other resources to this library:
Resources Provided by Room to Read
% of total
56 English Books
876 Room to Read local language books
632 Non- Room to Read local language books
Building Design; Construction Materials; Display Boards; Monitoringand Support; Shelves; Skilled Labor; Transportation of Materials
Art Supplies; Chair - Students; Chair - Teacher; Cushions/Mats; Desk- Students; Desk - Teacher; Educational Materials; Flooring/Minor Floor Repairs; Furniture; Games/Puzzles; Globes/Maps; Monitoringand Support; Posters; Shelves; Stationery; Tables; Transportation of Materials
In Cambodia, all librarians and teachers involved with Room to Read librariesreceive eight days of training in year one and three days of training in year twoand three of Room to Read support. These trainings build on each other andserve as refresher courses and venues for working through problems thathave arisen over the year.
Students sharing their favorite book A student reading one of the new books Another student enjoying one of the new books