On 10 June 2022, Teach For Cambodia hosted a Community Event to formalise a partnership with Maths Pathway to bring a new model of teaching and learning to Cambodian public schools, highlighting a path forward to transform education.
In attendance were our board members, Larry Strange, Senior Counsel with SXH Law; Dr. Bo Chankoulika, Director of the Department of Policy at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports; Bun Youdy, Managing Partner at Bun & Associates; and David Sok Dara Marshall, Chief Financial Officer at ISI Group, a partner and champion of Teach For Cambodia. MoEYS representatives, school directors, fellows, alumni, and others from the Teach For Cambodia community as well as friends and colleagues from Teach For All, Teach For Malaysia and Teach For Vietnam were present.
The event commenced with Teach For Cambodia’s Founder and CEO, Monirath Siv, underscoring the adversities and learning loss that children in Cambodia have been subjected to in the face of the pandemic and stressed on the resilience exhibited by the entire education community, especially Teach For Cambodia Fellows, teachers and school directors who were the frontliners during these uncertain times, consistent in their commitment to ensuring that none of their students were left behind.
He further shared about Teach For Cambodia’s Future of Education initiative where we are actively working to pivot from mass produced education to customised learning experiences starting with this partnership with Maths Pathway, a learning and teaching model which uses technology to support teachers to deliver personalised learning to every student, increasing growth and engagement in the classroom.
The ceremony proceeded with Richard Wilson and Justin Matthys, Teach For Australia alumni and co-founders of Maths Pathway, sharing how they started the organisation after recognizing that the capabilities of two students are never the same and witnessing a dire need for a way to deliver personalised mathematics instruction to each student.
The Maths Pathway program is customised for each student on the basis of their current maths knowledge. To date, their teaching and learning model has yielded learning outcomes quantifiably 2-3 times more successful than traditional maths teaching in Australia.
They further emphasised how this partnership with Teach For Cambodia is their first international partnership and how together, they aim to raise student outcomes and reduce teacher burnout in Cambodia.
The ceremony concluded with our Board Chair, Larry Strange addressing the dynamic, diverse and huge potential of the region and stressing the importance of people-to-people collaboration and enriching partnerships like the one between Teach For Cambodia and Maths Pathway.
The Community Event was truly a celebration of resilience, fortitude and building back to be stronger than before, supported by a community and partnerships to transform the future of education.
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