Initiative in Khmer Islam Early Schooling: The Svay Khleang Experience
Mohamad Zain Musa
Mohamad Zain Musa
Available Online 20 October 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.099How to use a DOI?
- Cambodia, education, Khmer Islam, Cham, muslim
- Svay Khleang is a remote village in the province of Thbong Khmum, Kingdom of Cambodia. Its population is mostly Muslim. The village folks are kind of left out in many ways, including in the field of education, compared to those living in cities and big towns. After identification of the problems facing its population, mostly farmers, the six siblings, children of Mr Musa and Mme. Asiah, have decided that only education can bring changes to the community. On the other hand, the siblings decided to do something for their late parents with the piece of land and an ancestral house built on it left behind by them. When these two ideas met up, they decided to make the properties a Waqaf (donation for religious purposes), that is to turn the properties into a school for the Education Development among the children of the village and beyond. Thus, the Musa-Asiah Foundation (YASMA) followed by the Musa-Asiah Integrated Primary School (SERPAMA) were established, both in 2012. Now in its eighth year, the Musa-Asiah Integrated Secondary School (SEMPAMA) began operation on the 1st of November 2019. These integrated schools provide both national and religious education in one complex. We believe that there is no better way to bring the rural children up other than giving them good and proper education they most needed, and most of all, by bringing education to their doorsteps. This Education Program depends solely on the generosity of generous people or institutions for its infrastructure, staff salaries and other basic educational expenses. This article traces the history of the Musa-Asiah Integrated School (SEPAMA) and its future contribution to the development of human resources as inspired by the royal government of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
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TY - CONF AU - Mohamad Zain Musa PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/20 TI - Initiative in Khmer Islam Early Schooling: The Svay Khleang Experience BT - International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 448 EP - 454 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.099 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.099 ID - Musa2020 ER -