Chumkriel Language School (CLS) is a Cambodian operated grass roots organisation striving to provide accessible education and assistance to the local community. CLS is a small, local, not-for-profit NGO registered with the Cambodian Ministry of Interior.
CLS offers a variety of education programs and community support that promote improved life skills to the people of Chumkriel and surrounding rural communities.
CLS is staffed by local Cambodians who highly value the importance of educating their immediate community and setting a positive example.
Chumkriel Language School aims to create the belief that education and self improvement will allow the community to gain education and employment opportunities in the future. We do this by fostering life skills, professional skills, teaching English language, and providing support and encouragement to families.
In 2005, Chumkriel Language School (CLS) started in a small classroom, teaching English to 100 children. Today it has a dedicated school building, agricultural garden and sports field, and is teaching a comprehensive curriculum to the children of the local community, including teaching English to over 500 children. Guided by a philosophy of a hand-up […]
CLS is located in the Chumkriel Commune of Kampot Province. The Commune, a few kilometres east of the town of Kampot, is home to over 1,000 families who earn meagre incomes labouring in the rice paddies and the salt fields, or on construction sites. Homes are small thatch or tin shelters, commonly without toilets and […]
Our Vision CLS creates life-changing opportunities for the children of Chumkriel and neighbouring communities to realise better futures for themselves and their families. Our Mission To provide education and training that equip students with real-world skills to advance themselves and to make a significant and useful contribution to their communities. Our Values Professionally planned and […]
Chumkriel Language School (CLS) began as a dream of Nget Sokonthy (Mr Thy), the Director of CLS. Mr Thy grew up in a remote village with little access to education. From personal experience he realized that many of life’s opportunities are missed by rural Cambodians due to lack of education. He moved to Kampot to […]