After schools were allowed to reopen on Sept 15th, the Kouprey Express team met with 5 schools in Kampong Speu province and Phnom Penh reaching a total of 2,694 (1,381 females) students.
This is the first in-school activity the Kouprey Express has undertaken since activities were suspended on February 22.
After the closures of schools due to the February 20th COVID-19 outbreak, schools finally started reopening on September 15. This first trip back to school reached 390 (178 females) students at Deim Reus secondary school in Ron village, Preah Nipean commune, Kong Pisey district, Kampong Speu province. However, due to social distancing requirements, the team could meet and speak to students outside the class in an outdoor assembly.
The Kouprey Express then continued activities with a total of 422 (211 females) students at Ponleu Kolboth secondary school and 332 (152 females) students at Ponleu Kolboth primary school in Prey Khla village, Preah Nipean commune, Kong Pisey district, Kampong Speu province. The team was not allowed to enter the classes for safety reasons so the team stood in the door way and presented a modified version of our wildlife and habitat conservation program. Teachers helped the Kouprey Express to then distribute the materials to the students accordingly.
The Kouprey Express team targeted some schools in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, delivering lessons and materials to a total of 400 (162 females) students at Toul Prasat high school. However, due to social distancing requirements, the team could meet and speak to students outside the class in an outdoor assembly.
The Kouprey Express team was fortunate to reach a large number of students at Samroung high school, Samroung Toung village, Monorom commune, Thpong district, Kampong Speu province thanks to the coordination of the school principal and teachers, reaching 1,150 (678 females) students. Again this took place outside for safety purposes. Every school was different in their social distancing methods but the team is just happy to be able to get back to schools, even if it is just outside for the time being.