Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE) is the largest local NGO in the education sector in Cambodia. We are a nonprofit organization implementing projects and research at all levels of the education sector in Cambodia, with beneficiaries in primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary programs. Currently direct beneficiaries number well over 71,000 children and 1650 school directors and teachers at 165 schools across 13 provinces. We enjoy a long-term partnership and close cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), international organizations and local education partners.
KAPE grew out of the Cambodia Assistance to Primary Education Project (CAPE), which was established in April 1996 to improve instructional quality in school clusters. Following the closure of the project, a group of committed CAPE staff at the Kampong Cham provincial project site persisted with their efforts. In cooperation with the Provincial Office of Education, they formed a committee garnering official status to follow up on technical activities. The committee evolved into a nonprofit local NGO known as KAPE and was registered with the Ministry of Interior in 1999.
Click on KAPE's logo in the map below to see which projects are located in each province.