Cambodia School Dropouts Concerns
Save the Children Norway is piecing together a program to lower school dropout rates in Koh Kong province.The province has many remote villages in its hinterland which the education system has difficulties reaching. Children never going through the secondary cycle is very common as the distances are a physical and economic obstacle. In the areas where large land concessions were granted to investors in the agro-business, the temptation to skip school and work as a daily labourer in the fields are great. Along the coast the fishing industry drains a large amount of 14 or 15-year olds on the ships. The kids often find themselves trafficked on Thai fishing boats.