UDHR, Article 26

“Everyone has the right to an education …”

Supporting Education Access in Cambodia

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The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights was founded in 1996 for the purpose of constructing a memorial to human rights.  That vision became a reality when the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial opened to the public in August 2002.  The Memorial is a world-class educational park inspired by Anne Frank’s faith in humanity. A living, vibrant interactive classroom in downtown Boise, Idaho, it inspires people of all ages to contemplate the moral implications of their actions and the scope of their civic responsibilities. The Center’s mission is to promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education and to foster individual responsibility to work for justice and peace.

“Although most Cambodian villages have a primary school, many schools are still incomplete, meaning they do not offer a full grade 1-6 curriculum.  Getting to a school where students can complete upper primary grades may mean traveling far distances from home.

Access to secondary school becomes even more difficult: only 5.4% of Cambodian villages have a lower secondary school and only 2% have an upper secondary school.”

– Cambodian Human Development Report