Primary school students struggle with online classes, risking increased ‘learning poverty’

A student in Phnom Penh studies using a video conferencing application, as schools continue to remain closed on account of a new COVID-19 cluster.

Mom Sanang is a primary school teacher in Kampong Speu province who is worried about his students. Under normal circumstances, he sees a number of students drop out around Grade 6 to work at local factories and earn a living for their families.