Photograph: Pha Lina / Phnom Penh Post The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport yesterday officially launched its "Kids Learn Kids" program at the hotel Himawari, Phnom Penh, to further improve the quality of primary education as a foundation to support learning and teaching at the next grade level for Students.

The event was chaired by Hang Chuon Naron, the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Michael Newbill, Vice President of the United States Embassy in Cambodia, and Natascha Paddison, Deputy Director UNICEF's Cambodia will be joined by leaders of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Municipal and provincial teachers' development partners, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, about 200 people.

Ministry of Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Ros Sovath, said yesterday that the "Kids Learn Kids" program reflects the positive cooperation between the Ministry. Education and all stakeholders to continue to improve the quality of primary education as the foundation for further learning and teaching at the next grade level.

“The new teaching methodology and the new educational packages in the program add value to the existing work by encouraging students to become An active learner with reading and math skills in the early grades of primary school.

A press release from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on this program shows that the "Kids Learn Kids" program is built on experience and Stakeholder engagement is based on evidence of research studies in early elementary education. The production of all materials in this program is supported by the US Agency for International Education, UNESCO UNICEF and many other NGOs.

The Reading and Math Levels for the Elementary grades at the "Kids Learn Kids" program include instruction manuals. For teachers and teaching and learning materials for use in Khmer language and Mathematics for 1st and 2nd graders. These materials will complement the existing Khmer-Khmer textbooks.

All grade 1 and 2 teachers will receive training and guidance on these new methods. After the training, they will receive the support from the trainers, mentors and teachers of this new teaching method.

According to the proclamation, in the academic year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, the first batch of reading materials has been implemented in primary schools. There are 150,000 beneficiaries in Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Kratie, Stung Treng, Preah Vihear, Kampot and Oddar Meanchey. In addition, 130 schools in other provinces have been implemented by partner organizations. The Maths Kit is being tested in Siem Reap and is set to expand to other areas in the coming year.

"To ensure the improvement of the quality of primary education overall, the Ministry of Education will extend the implementation of the 'Children Learn to Children' program," the ministry said. To all elementary schools across the country and to the program of teacher training in primary school teachers nationwide. "

Through the program, the Ministry believes that all children in primary school, including children with disabilities, will have access to this program. The improvement of Khmer language and mathematical skills will provide a solid foundation for further education at the next level. Grade 1 students will learn basic skills such as reading alphabet, spelling, reading and reading and easy texting and writing. For mathematics, children have to learn numbers, shapes, geometry and the basis of calculations. All will ensure that in all schools in Cambodia, 'children learn to learn'.