Borey Keila School

Borey Keila

The PIO school at Borey Keila was opened in 2005. Borey Keila is an inner city slum area with many social problems. Thanks to funding from Just World International PIO has been able to provide half-day English classes for up to 350 children each year. The students attend public school for the other part of the day.
Borey Keila provided classes from Kindergarten to Grade 6. As at Stung Meanchey school, students at Borey Keila received all school supplies at no cost They are given:exercise books; stationery; uniforms; toothbrushes They also were provided with lunch and clean drinking water.

In 2017 the situation changed suddenly and PIO was faced with either re-organising the programs or closing the school. A Korean church school which had recently opened attracted one third of the PIO enrolments top their own school. The Korean school offered material support and lessons in Korean as well as English.

However nearly 200 students wished to remain at the PIO school. They liked the teachers and they were learning well. In response PIO reduced the number of classes to four. The lessons are for three hours each day and the students choose either morning or afternoon classes and attend public school classes on the other part of the day.