MoEYS Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia HIV/AIDS in the Education Sector in Cambodia The 7th Meeting of WGEFA, UNESCO Paris, 19-21 July 2006 Presentation by H.E. Im Sethy Secretary of State and Vice Chair of the National EFA Commission
Why is HIV/AIDS Education Important in Cambodia?
Tragic history : The country can’t loose another generation.
Highest prevalent rate (1.9%) of the region,
50% of pop. is less than 20 years old and have new risks and temptations,
30% of the population (>15-year old) is illiterate and not always have access to information on HIV/AIDS
Over 10,000 Street Children in Phnom Penh,
58% of girls drop out of school after grade 5 (57% for boys)
Estimated number of people aged 15-49 living with HIV/AIDS, 1990-2003, Cambodia:
HIV/AIDS is a priority for the Royal Government of Cambodia:
The Government needs to continue to rebuilt the society and ensuring proper education and health services,
Cambodian youth is increasingly exposed to HIV/AIDS and to new social temptation and risks.
In this context, MoEYS is implementing a National programme to deliver HIV/AIDS education in public school as well as reaching out to the most vulnerable children who do not yet have access to education.