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The school offers french courses, written and oral, as well as artistic and sportive activities to the inhabitants of Kep, in particular to the children living nearby the Old Casino. The school is complementary to the public school, thus the children come on their free time.
The main goal, through the french lessons, is to arouse children's curiosity, feed their desir of learning, but also make them discover the job diversity they can access in order to help to lower poverty, and promote education and franco-khmers exchanges.
This project was started by Sokphal NGO SISOWATH, franco-cambodian. He decided in 2006, while he was living in Paris, to come back in his home country to contribute to the country development.
Before building the school, Sokphal, heped with 2 teachers, organized a month of initiation to the french language with the children of the Kep village in august 2008.
The french School of Kep has open her doors to her first pupils on February 2, 2009.
On October 5, 2009, the school had started her second year with more than hundred registered pupils, and 70 to 80 pupils come daily to attend the classes.
Cambodia is a small country of the South East Asia, with a population beloz 15 million people, and being among the least-developed countries with an average income per inhabitant of 450 dollars a year.
The rural population is 80% while agriculture represents only a third of gross domestic product.
The infant mortality rate is 73 per 1,000 in the first year (a child out of fourteen does not reach his first birthday, nearly three times more than France), and the mortality rate of children under five years is 140 per thousand (it increased since 2000, which was 113 deaths per 1,000). The birth rate remains very high, at 4.77 children per woman in the period 1999-2004, and the life expectancy limited (55 years for men and 59 years for women). Today, 45% of Cambodians are less than fifteen years old.
For more details, do not hesitate to download the presentation files of the school (pdf) on the Downloads page