Mr. Eam Kunnavuth is an early grade Mathematics mentor working in the Siem Reap Province. He is in his 30s and highly motivated in doing his best to help teachers grow into their role as educators.
Mentors are a special task force of education professionals, whom the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) identified as crucial in supporting the capacity development of Grade 1 and 2 teachers across Cambodia. Mentoring is a new and innovative concept within the Cambodian school system. The STEPCam programme—jointly implemented by MoEYS and UNESCO with the financial support of CapED and GPE3—introduced Senior Mentoring as part of the 3-year initiative, which targets the improvement of early grade learning. The introduction of mentoring allows teachers to get regular support from their peers. In this way, teachers’ capacity development doesn’t end with training, but will continue at school.