Grant from Moneygram Foundation solidifies ESL program
CFC has been awarded a $46,000 grant from Moneygram Foundation
to bolster our ESL teaching and programs. CFC's long-term goal is ESL-immersion across a number of subjects. This would be a first for Cambodia, a country that is poised for active ASEAN membership in 2015 but that still desperately needs English language and job skills to participate in the 21st century economy.
Developed in collaboration with Lehigh University’s School of Education, CFC's ESL program is brand new. One of our steepest hurdles is that our dedicated teachers are, themselves, just learning the English they need to practice 21st century skills. Moneygram Foundation support would enable us to implement our first year of project-based ESL learning. This pilot initiative will run from August 2015 through June 2016.
The goal is to develop of cohort of 20 bilingual ESL immersion teachers at CFC schools, with potential to replicate their teaching methods throughout Cambodia, through this initial investment. In addition, giving 600 Cambodian students an ESL foundation along with 21st century STEM skills to increase their prospects of employment in the growing national and regional economies.
With this financial help and vote of confidence, CFC's ESL program and our students and teachers are poised for great success. Thank you Moneygram!