School for disadvantaged children
Faced with the shortage of school facilities in Poipet, an extremely poor town situated on the Thai border, Krousar Thmey built the Prum Nimeth primary school in 1997. This project provides access to quality education at no cost to all Poipet’s disadvantaged children.
This school falls under the remit of the Ministry of Education; the teachers and headmaster are appointed and employed by the Ministry. The curriculum taught is identical to that in Cambodian state schools. Krousar Thmey is responsible for the upkeep of buildings, additional wage payments to staff, financing of school supplies and uniforms for pupils.
As in all Krousar Thmey centres, the children schooled in Prum Nimeth receive an arts education in addition to the school curriculum.The teaching staff also encourages the children to read in order to promote personal development and awaken their curiosity, thanks to a library open to all Prum Nimeth’s children and the other pupils in Poipet.