The Kampong Phluk Secondary School—the first school funded by Girls Supporting Girls—is open in the Prasat Bakong District in Siem Reap Province of northwest Cambodia.
Roughly 155 students (male and female) attend grades 7 through 9 here.
As the country continues to rebuild its education system, which was virtually eliminated by the Khmer Rouge, secondary schools are still in short supply.
Room to Read reports 96% of Cambodians today attend primary school, but only 55% continue on to secondary. Finishing secondary school leads to smaller, healthier families, lower HIV infection rates, and higher wages. Plus, educated women are more likely to educate their own children—ending the cycle of illiteracy in one generation.