Thursday, September 4, 2014

Literacy Spotlight: Project Riyen

After receiving a Literacy Grant from Phi Kappa Phi in 2013, Sky Choi knew exactly how he would use the funds: to enhance the efforts of Project Riyen, a non-profit organization he founded. The project, which is named after the Khmer word for learning, focuses on providing school supplies, educational resources and improved access to quality education in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The project’s efforts target both improved education for children as well as enriched training for teachers. To accomplish these goals, Project Riyen delivers school supplies to elementary schools in rural areas throughout the year and provides training and preparation to students at the Siem Reap Provincial Teachers College.

As part of the Literacy Grant, tailored laptops preloaded with educational content, software and Internet access were purchased and given to the top graduates at the Siem Reap Provincial Teachers College. Those graduates receiving the laptops then returned to their villages equipped to improve the learning experience for their students.

Today, the project continues to enhance the lives of both students and teachers in Siem Reap. Learn more about Project Riyen in the below video.

Read more about the Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grants program and see what literacy initiatives are being championed by this year’s grant winners.

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