August to June
Literacy rate (15+ years old)
Primary school – 87.5%
Lower secondary school – 43%
Upper secondary school – 23.2%
Children (6 – 11 years) – 186,109
Adolescents (12 to 14 years) – 119,524
To provide a safe learning environment for the 453 children (aged five to 12), and deal with the increasing number of students, the Acronis Cyber Foundation supported the construction of a school building in collaboration with the Swiss non-profit organization Child’s Dream. The 360‑square-meter facility features five completely-furnished classrooms and five toilets. Construction began in March 2018 and was completed in October 2018.
To create a feeling of solidarity and ensure the project was fully supported by the villagers, the local community participated in the construction process and helped to organize the opening celebration.
News from the project
About the country
Kingdom of Cambodia
15.2 million people
Cambodian riel (KHR)
Mainly Khmer, with French and English
Cambodia has a tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year.
Annual average temperature
December to April, characterized by low levels of rainfall and warm temperatures.
May to November, characterized by higher levels of rainfall and humidity.
With its classic Khmer roofs and ornate gilding, the Royal Palace once dominated the skyline of Phnom Penh. It’s a striking structure near the riverfront, bearing a remarkable likeness to its counterpart in Bangkok. Being the official residence of King Sihamoni, parts of the massive palace compound are closed to the public. The adjacent Silver Pagoda is open to visitors.
Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire of the ninth to 15th centuries, including the largest pre-industrial city in the world. The most famous examples are the Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations.
Tonlé Sap Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Also called Boeung Tonle Sap, it has one of the world’s most vibrant ecosystems. There are different species of wildlife in and around the lake, which helped to sustain and grow the ancient Khmer civilization. It’s also famous for its fascinating local communities and their floating villages.
This fabled limestone outcrop 12km southwest of Battambang is known for its gorgeous views and mesmerizing display of bats, which pour out of a massive cave in its cliff face. Access to the summit is available via a cement road.
Phnom Penh: Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Siem Reap: Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
Battambang: Maisons Wat Kor
Places to eat
Phnom Penh: Andart Rorm Seafood Restaurant, Oskar Bistro Phnom Penh
Siem Reap: Cuisine Wat Damnak, Malis
Best souvenirs from the country
Dominican Cacao and Coffee, Larimar, Honey, Batata Jam, Rum
Proposed one week tour
Day 1: Phnom Penh: Royal Palace of Cambodia
Day 2: Phnom Penh: Central Market
Day 3: Siem Reap: Angkor Archaeological Park (Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom)
Day 4: School visit
Day 5: Battambang: Tonlé Sap
Day 6: Battambang: Phnom Sampeau
Day 7: Phnom Penh: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum