Cambodia, Phnom Penh Province, November 2011
Close to 5,000 poor families are receiving cash scholarships this school year in Cambodia under a pilot scholarship programme launched by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) and the World Food Programme. The pilot is part of the school feeding programme supported by WFP.
The pilot cash scholarship component targets close to 5,000 poor children, who receive $5 per month. MoEYS and WFP, in collaboration with the World Bank, are evaluating the impact of cash and food scholarships, which will also help to inform the design of a national primary school scholarship policy, foreseen in the national Education Strategic Plan for 2013.
All Photos: WFP/Salvador Bustamante Aragones