Book Book Tuk Tuk drive to get kids to school

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Book Book Tuk Tuk drive to get kids to school

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Lessons delivered by taxi, truck and boat
By Lucy Sherriff Global education
3 hours ago, 7 March 2018
If children can't get to lessons, a project in rural Cambodia is showing how lessons can be brought to them.

Tuk- tuks, the motorised rickshaws used across south-east Asia, are delivering textbooks and lessons to remote villages in a scheme known as "Book Book Tuk-Tuk".

It can be difficult and expensive for students to get an education in rural Cambodia and a school in Takhmau, south of Phnom Penh is experimenting with taking lessons directly to them.

Kuma Cambodia, a school founded in 2012 by the Norwegian Association for Private Initiative in Cambodia (NAPIC), decided to dispatch libraries on wheels to remote areas, to bring books to rural children.

The Book Book Tuk Tuk project, working with village chiefs to encourage participation, sends out tuk-tuks staffed by Cambodian volunteers, many of whom are just out of school themselves.

They educate families about why it's important to send children to school, as well as addressing social issues such as HIV awareness and concerns about gambling.

The tuk-tuk volunteers teach children maths, how to draw, read, sing, and tell them traditional Cambodian stories.
Although the libraries provide access to literature and advice, their primary function is to encourage parents to send their children to school.
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Something I have always believed in ,,,, You dont need bricks , sand and cement to teach kids, you need good teachers and good salaries.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Hasn't this been going on for years in the Australian hinterlands? Sounds like a great idea to me!
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No tuk tuks in Australia but we do have the school of the air. Even public primary schools here are terrific, the teachers are committed and the programmes really seem to work. Our girls are learning so fat after nearly two terms at the local school. They are lucky though because way up here in Queensland there are many Torres Starit Island kids who cannot speak English.
The school is over 90% brown, it could be Cambodia.
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