40K is thrilled to welcome Sydney-based education business Academic Profiles as an official 40K School Sponsor. As a sponsor, Academic Profiles will equip a rural Cambodian school with all the devices and hardware required to deliver our flagship PLUS English program to up to 300 lower-secondary students. On becoming a sponsor, Academic Profiles Director, Richard Campbell, said: “We chose toContinue reading “New School Sponsor helping reach rural Cambodian students”
From May through to August of this year, an evaluation of our flagship PLUS English program was conducted in Cambodia. Contracted by DT Global and led by Ian Jones and Bun Khim, the evaluation drew on extensive field research and consultation with our key stakeholders in Cambodia, including parents, teachers, school principals and decision-makers within the DepartmentContinue reading “PLUS English valued highly by communities”
Taking place annually around the world, International Literacy Day shines a light on the importance of literacy as a human right. It calls for increased efforts in the advancement of the literacy agenda towards a more literate, equitable and sustainable society. Under this year’s theme “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”, theContinue reading “Celebrating International Literacy Day”
Last month marked the end of the 40K Foundation’s partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) InnovationXchange. From the time we won the Google Impact Challenge ‘Technology Against Poverty Prize’ in 2017, and continuing through the MIT Solve ‘Workforce of the Future’ challenge, the Australian Government has so graciously stood by us,Continue reading “Marking the end of a four-year partnership”
Our Annual Report for 2020 is now available to view and download. In this, we are proud to share with you all the highs and lows of a year that changed the world forever, and which none of us at 40K will forget anytime soon.
It’s a trying time for our 4,000+ students in Cambodia. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and containment measures has reversed decades of economic progress. Extreme poverty has come roaring back across the countryside, and existing inequalities between rural and urban households have expanded greatly. All the while, school closures have effectively locked children outContinue reading “Support our students through COVID-19: Make a tax-deductible donation today”