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New Hope For Dropouts Still Willing To Learn

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In February, the Education and Labour Ministries worked with Unesco to launch the Basic Education Equivalency Programme, or BEEP, which aims to provide alternative education to people who want a second chance at finishing lower secondary school. Through the programme, successful students earn a diploma, making it possible for them to obtain decent employment. Several people who are either enrolled in the programme, or thinking about joining, spoke to Khmer Times about their journey.

Prum Chanlang dropped out of the ninth grade when she was 15 because she thought she had no chance of graduating. Ms Chanlang, now 34, says all these years later, her dream of finally graduating might just come true……….