Women learn while earning a living in Cambodia's garment factories.

Nearly 1,700 young women garment workers (90% of women) from 25 factories 
Before, I didn't know how to keep proper records, but after taking this course, I can count and accurately record the numbers for my work
Sreyleap, 25 years old, in charge of the inventory for the Sabrina clothing factory

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.