A typical school schedule in rural Cambodia is a half-day program, where children learn a basic curriculum of Math, Khmer language, Science, and Social Studies. During the remaining half day, children are often expected to fulfill family obligations and to help with the work of their parents. Most of these children do not progress beyond a 3rd grade education.
The KHK After School Program encourages children to stay in school longer, complete their homework, and continue learning. By providing activities in areas such as dance, cooking, music, art, sports, and farming, the program gives them a greater opportunity to thrive by expanding their physical, mental, and creative horizons.