Cambodia is a nation undergoing rebuilding. Much has been published about the country’s turbulent past which is now well known. The reality is that while the GDP year over year seems to point to growth, Cambodia lacks the proper infrastructure to support the poorest members of society. The level of poverty continues in Cambodia despite the growth numbers.
In Cambodia, women face a particularly tough situation as they are often marginalized and are usually the first in the family to leave school before completion. It has been well documented that education for girls in developing countries brings the highest rate of return. Among other benefits, girls education help build a stronger family unit, higher standard of living, and decreases spousal abuse. Without education, the future for girls is one of limited opportunity and low-wage labor and in some cases, prostitution. Phymean Noun intends to help as many people to have access to education as resources will allow.