Categories: Education, Environment
On the island of Koh Dach, in Cambodia, there are no activities designed for children to keep busy after school. As a result, they are left to wander the streets.
Coconut School Cambodia is a free school where children can go to learn English, develop computer skills and discover how to recycle. The school was built with upcycled waste. The teachers are volunteers who work to improve their students’ self-confidence, curiosity and optimism. The founder’s vision was to create a school to educate the children, and beyond that, to learn about life. As they say: ‘At Coconut school, learn to think, think to create.’
A POSITIVE ENGINEERING PROJECT
- Offering lessons the children wouldn’t have access to otherwise
- Long-term benefits such as better qualifications and less crime
- Raising awareness on waste management and reduction by showing creative examples of upcycling
If you go to the school, don’t be scared of the chickens wandering around. The school sells them to fund itself.