Women learn while earning a living in Cambodia's garment factories.
Providing women access to education
UNESCO's Factory Literacy Programme provides garment workers, most of whom are between 15 and 45 years of age, with basic functional literacy skills that enable them to better understand their rights. Taking place over a period of 4 to 6 months, the courses are given to the workers when they are available to learn. Literacy, numeracy and life skills are taught through interactive learning, such as group discussions, presentations, games and pair work. The program is part of Cambodia's Non-Formal Education Policy and Lifelong Learning Policy, which encourage employers to open literacy classes for workers.
The government has encouraged the expansion of the program to other factories, proposing to allocate trained teachers. The program continues.