TRANSFER OF KROUSAR THMEY SCHOOLS TO THE CAMBODIAN AUTHORITIES

OBJECTIVE

To enable children with disabilities to be integrated into the Cambodian educational system and thus provide greater equality of opportunity for all children.

OUR APPROACH

Initiated in 2011, the transfer of specialized schools to the Cambodian authorities was formalized at the start of the school year in November 2018. The schools have now become public institutions, under the strategic leadership of the Department of Special Education (DSE) of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Like all public schools, their budgetary and administrative management is decentralized to the provincial education offices from which they report.

In parallel, the National Institute for Special Education (NISE), created in 2017 and headed by Mrs. Phalla NEANG, former coordinator of the education program for blind children of Krousar Thmey, is now officially operational. Mainly in charge of the training of specialized teachers and the development of curricula, it is also interested in the production of adapted resources. The Braille workshop and the Sign Language Committee are under its responsibility.

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In order to better support this transition, Krousar Thmey retains a role as technical advisor to the ministry in terms of teaching practices, the status of staff, and adapted care of students with disabilities. The Foundation also continues to carry out various projects for the creation of educational tools and resources, the screening and the inclusion of children with disabilities.

KEYS DATES

2020

2020

Full transfer of the specialized school to the Cambodian authorities

2018

2018

Starting of 2018 school year: the transfer of schools to the government is effective Transition of Phnom Penh Thmey School into a National Institute for the Education of Visually Impaired Children and Hearing Impaired Children

2016

2016

Establishment of the Department for Specialized Education within the Cambodian Ministry of Education

2015

2015

Signing of the agreement with the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

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